Legal Department

Patent Counsel (m/f/x)

What you will do

  • Independent and autonomous work in a manageable team of patent attorneys with the opportunity to take on various tasks from different areas of intellectual property protection

  • Develop and pursue the patent strategy and generate an added value to the company by steering all patent activities
  • The main focus of your work is the protection of our developments in Germany and abroad by patents and utility models

  • You will conduct cancellation, opposition, or appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as nullity suits

  • Defend tesa against attacks by third parties or enforce your own patents in infringement proceedings

  • Your area of responsibility also includes monitoring the competition, evaluating third-party intellectual property rights, and preparing expert opinions

  • Participation in the conclusion of contracts, in particular non-disclosure, license and development agreements

What you will need

  • University degree as chemist (m/f/x), engineer (m/f/x) or physicist (m/f/x) with good knowledge of polymer chemistry as well as process engineering

  • Knowledge of intellectual property law through several years of professional experience in an industrial patent department or a law firm in an international environment

  • Knowledge of German and European patent law is mandatory, knowledge of US and Chinese patent law desirable

  • Training as a patent assessor (m/f/x) or European Patent Attorney

  • Fluent in Business English

  • High level of commitment, ability to work in a team and confident demeanor

What you can expect

At tesa, we create sustainable adhesive solutions that improve the work, products and lives of our customers.

How we do it? At tesa, we dare to create! Therefore, we team up, we challenge ourselves and we set the pace. But we don’t just do that somehow. We act responsibly and always focus on our customers. Because only then we are able to achieve our goals and continuously improve our results.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and regard diversity as important for our long-term success. We expressly reject all forms of direct and indirect discrimination. All qualified applicants will be equally considered for employment regardless of their national origin, background, personal preferences and believes.

By applying you consent for the use of your resume for future opportunities within tesa.

If you want to find out more about tesa please visit us on our corporate web-page and social media.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration
  • Flexible working
  • Further education and development perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental career opportunities
  • Occupational pension provision
  • Numerous offers for employees, such as health promotion, sports and leisure activities, employee discounts, and much more (including tesa Bike, the company's own fitness studio, prevention options)

Do you think tesa?

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