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Patent Attorney

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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Naas, KE, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 38518
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 a Patent Attorney for our Ireland offices.

Key responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Group Head of Intellectual Property, the Patent Attorney will have responsibilities over the Group’s Patent portfolio, that will include:
  • Proactively providing legal advice related to:
  • Invention evaluation
  • European and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Innovation license review, drafting, and negotiation, IP-related contracts review and negotiation
  • Representing the Group before Patent Offices
  • Conduct Technical, scientific & Legal research
  • Explain, clarify & simplify complex technical information
  • Monitor R&D development activities for the identification of inventions and potential external claims
  • Provide protection for the Group’s patent portfolio by enforcing any contractual obligations
  • Management of relationships with outside counsels
  • Delivering critical communications and training, and developing policies and procedures

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in law (essential)
  • Bachelor’s degree in science (preferably)
  • 5+ years legal experience preparing, drafting and prosecuting European and international patent applications, developing patent strategies and providing patentability, validity, and infringement assessments, due diligence, transactions and licensing in-house or in an IP firm.
  • Highly knowledgeable on technical, scientific and legal aspects of Intellectual Property.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to simplify complex information.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.