Corporate Patent Counsel

Posté 11 févr. 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

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A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.



US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of fully vaccinated assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.


Your Role:


As a Patent Counsel in our team you will interact directly with our R&D, business, legal and patents teams providing counsel on IP matters seeing opportunities, risks and solutions to support the company’s business goals. You will apply your deep patent prosecution experience to work both independently and collaboratively in our dynamic and highly dedicated global team.


You will take ownership in patent portfolio management through drafting, filing, prosecuting and defending patents for our life science businesses. Your role includes counselling the business with clarity and preciseness on patentability, inventorship, freedom-to-operate and related patent matters. Using digital tools and processes is standard and expected part of your day-to-day work. A part of this role includes opportunities to work on agreements, licenses and due diligences.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • JD from an ABA accredited Law School and admitted in at least one jurisdiction, preferably Massachusetts
  • Registered Patent Attorney at the USPTO
  • 3-10 years of active patent prosecution experience in a law firm, additional in-house experience preferred
  • Experience in contract drafting preferred
  • Possess intercultural sensitivity and strong team spirit
  • Focused and self-reliant to prioritize and complete tasks, with outstanding attention to detail and ability to respond to changing needs of business
  • English proficiency required, fluency in other languages, particularly German or Chinese, advantageous but not required




What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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