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Counsel, IP or Senior Patent Agent : Tarrytown, NY or Florham Park, NJ (Relocation assistance is available for this position):1705137
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future
Where the Chemistry Happens...
In this role, the Senior Patent Agent is integral in the continued development and protection of the global chemical patent portfolio, working under the oversight of the Patent Operations Leader.
If selected for this position, you will be expected to provide high:quality legal support in a timely and effective manner. You will be a pivotal link between the R and D, Business Development, and Legal teams. In addition, you will support the development and implementation of the BASF Global IP Strategy, working collaboratively with counterparts in the US and Germany. You will identify and pursue valuable intellectual property generated in a dynamic research and development environment.
The position requires an individual with initiative, strong legal skills, and extensive experience in patent portfolio development, including preparing patent applications and obtaining patents with limited to no supervision, plus a degree, or equivalent experience, in the chemical arts.
Counsel, IP or Senior Patent Agent (1705137) : Tarrytown, NY or Florham Park, NJ
Formula for Success: You Will...
: Manage a global patent portfolio in line with the Global IP Strategy, including:
: Obtain robust patent protection for critical technologies and products with limited to no supervision.
: Act as IP project leader for individual research projects, global business units, and operating divisions; identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection; and develop, advocate, and implement patent strategies.
: Lead patent portfolio reviews with business units and operating divisions.
: Independently draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews and negotiations with the agency, with limited or no supervision.
: Directly manage and provide detailed filing and prosecution instructions and drafts to U.S. and foreign patent counsel.
: Prepare and manage the patent portfolio budget, aligning with business unit and operating division goals, and proactively seeking cost saving measures without compromising quality or patent scope.
: Conduct competitive analysis of patent portfolios with a detailed understanding of BASF products and technical developments.
: Provide training on IP issues to R and D and business colleagues.
: Provide patentability advice with limited to no supervision, conduct (under direction and supervision of counsel) analyses, including infringement and validity assessments, and perform landscape analyses.
: Support patent:related due diligence for commercial trans


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