(Senior) Patent Counsel (m/f/x)

Location:  Germany, Hamburg

Level:  Professionals

Function:  Legal Department


Welcome to tesa. We create adhesive solutions that improve the work, products and lives of our customers. In our domestic market, we are known by 98% of the people. Innovations and new technologies are the core of our success. Not only in homes and offices, but also in smartphones, displays, cars, airplanes or roof-mounted photovoltaic systems: One of tesa’s 7.000 products is probably sticking somewhere around you, often unnoticed, in a wide range of daily applications. tesa holds the world together. We are present in 42 countries with around 5.000 employees, operate 14 plants, production facilities and large technology centers in Europe, Asia and North America. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG, we are part of a group with a long tradition, strong values and a good corporate culture.

Your Tasks

  • Developing and pursuing the patent strategy and generating an added value to the company by steering all patent activities
  • Steering patent portfolios globally including drafting & prosecution co-ordination
  • Freedom to operate
  • Member of tesas central patent team
  • Management of opposition proceedings & supporting litigation activities
  • Participating in contract & agreement work, in particular confidentiality, license and development agreements

Your Profile

  • Diploma/Master in Chemistry or related field, preferably with sound knowledge of polymer chemistry
  • Fully qualified European Patent Attorney, ideally additionally qualified as a German Patent Attorney
  • 5 to 10 years of patent law experience, preferably gained in a corporate environment or a reputable IP law firm
  • Experience managing opposition proceedings and supporting litigation activities
  • Demonstrate qualities of diligence, approachability and confidence in interaction with R&D colleagues and others across the organisation and externally
  • Active approach and convey information to stakeholders and business partners at all management levels
  • Take over managerial responsibilities
  • Show commercial awareness and interest in tesa’s proprietary technologies and future aims
  • Willingness to improve within and react to a dynamic and changing environment
  • Possess good organisational, multi-tasking and negotiation skills, be accurate, flexible and able to work well independently and within a small team
  • Proactive, solution-orientated and independent working style, with excellent analytical skills
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Chinese language skills would also be broadly beneficial, but not a pre-requisite

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)

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