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Patent Manager (m/f) - Germany  

Fresenius Medical Care (company)


Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description

  • Creating a future worth living. For patients. Worldwide. Every day. 
  • More than four decades of experience in dialysis, innovative research, the global leader in dialysis services and products - that is our company.

Your assignments        
  • Provide IP guidance and advice to inventors and people responsible for the business sectors in a business field 
  • Prepare decisions for patent applications for relevant committees 
  • Quantify the value of IP rights and identify potential exploitation/licence activities 
  • Closely collaborate with R&D, patent, production and sales departments in cross-functional teams 
  • Manage projects to identify infringements of company IP rights by third parties as well as research, evaluation and enforcement 
  • Independently prepare all IP applications (patents, utility models, designs, brands, semiconductors), as well as in collaboration with external lawyers 
  • Collaborate with external patent lawyers, domestically and abroad, in proceedings before the patent offices and the courts 
  • Contribute to licence agreements; Conduct opposition and nullity proceedings. 
  • Actively discover patentable development results; Inform about development trends of important competitors of ou company.
  • Gain profound technical understanding of the company products and of those of the competitors 
  • Analyse and search queries for IP for defined technological fields in the broader outer field of dialysis and the business sectors of our company.

Your profile       
  • Master of Natural Sciences, preferably Physics, or Engineering or studies of Law 
  • Working experience in a patent law firm or a patent department within an international industrial company 
  • Understanding of IP legislation regarding novelty, inventiveness and infringement 
  • Extremely proactive work attitude and readiness to assume responsibility 
  • Diligent, efficient and result-driven work approach 
  • Interest and pleasure in dealing with laws and directives at international level 
  • Team-oriented and communicative 
  • Strong communication and persuasion skills 
  • Service-oriented, resilient and flexible 
  • Very good command of MS Office 
  • Very good English language skills, both oral and in written 
  • Pleasure in working in an international environment 
  • Willingness to travel to other office locations, to patent offices as well as to law courts