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Intellectual Property Analyst

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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Naas, KE, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 38520
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-VP2
Posting Type LI


About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

About the role

We are currently looking for an Intellectual Property Analyst for our Irish offices.

Key responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Group Head of Intellectual Property, the IP Analyst will have responsibilities over the Group’s IP Portfolio that will include:
    • Assisting the team’s Patent Attorney & Legal Associates on the procurement of IP rights globally by filing and prosecuting trademark, patent, design, domain name applications, registrations, etc.
    • Supporting inventors and business unit to ensure IP-related needs (e.g., patent & trademark application, protection of trade secrets, support of freedom-to-practice activities, proactive IP space mapping for determination of strategic opportunities) are being fulfilled.
    • Support on Identifying and documenting valuable IP created and working with stakeholders to determine protection strategies
    • Provide strategic analysis in terms of the validity of IP rights across regions
  • Draft IP related agreements such as Non-Disclosure, Material Transfer and other agreements involving the protection of confidential information.

Qualifications and skills

  • IP masters (essential)
  • Bachelor’s degree in law (preferably)
  • 2+ years of legal experience as an IP analyst, including experience with counselling clients / Business Units on business aspects of IP matters.
  • Sound understanding of legal aspects of IP.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to simplify complex information.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly self-driven and results oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to approach IP creation and protection with a strategic mindset offering creative solutions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with flexibility and adaptability to rapid growth or change.
  • Work effectively and professionally with employees in multiple locations
  • Ability to manage outside counsel and other external resources for quality work product, value, and efficiency.