Patent Attorney

Job Locations US-CT-Middlebury
Posted Date 3 days ago(3/16/2018 11:11 AM)
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LANXESS has an exciting opportunity for a Patent Attorney who is ready to take the next step in their career!  The position, based in our Middlebury, CT corporate office(soon to be relocating within Fairfield County),  will provide competent legal expertise in the area of Intellectual Property matters, including patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark law, in a timely manner to enable the Company to preserve corporate assets, minimize liabilities and protect corporate interests.


  • Work with assigned business units to identify inventions and draft patent applications covering such inventions for LANXESS Solutions US Inc. and its affiliates.
  • Prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for LANXESS Solutions US Inc. and its affiliates.
  • Manage a global patent portfolio based on a patent strategy developed with the assigned business units, including overseeing outside counsel’s prosecution of foreign filed patent applications.
  • Provide counseling on legal issues relating to the enforcement of LANXESS' intellectual property rights and compliance with third parties’ intellectual property rights, including Freedom to Operate opinions.
  • Negotiate, draft and review IP related agreements, including confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, and joint development agreements.    
  • Assist in the selection and management of outside counsel in the prosecution/defense of various IP legal issues, including freedom to operate and infringement opinions.
  • Interpret court decisions, conduct legal research, have knowledge of statutes and governmental regulations to provide legal advice on current and pending IP legal developments.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of business and operational goals and objectives of the assigned areas.


  • Juris Doctorate Required


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science Required 


  • License to practice law in at least one state (including a CT House License where appropriate) 
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in Patent Law, in-house experience preferred
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail


Must include a resume.


LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.


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