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IP Business Professional (f/m) (Life Sciences/Biotech)

We are looking for an experienced creative team player with strong management and communication skills and a business­oriented work attitude. The position is on a full-time and permanent basis located at KWS SAAT SE in the greater region of Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Your tasks:
  • Pro-active development and implementation of IP protection strategies in order to meet and support business objectives and the generation of valuable IP assets in close collaboration with senior management, business, research and breeding
  • Serve as a reliable and creative IP business partner in R&D and breeding projects from the initial idea through all development phases up to the final product and consequent product life cycle management
  • Development and management of the KWS patent portfolio in close interaction with all relevant stakeholders
  • Responsibility for IP prosecution processes related to inventions from plant biotech, genetics, breeding, seed technology and other areas
  • Provide IP training and advice to R&D, breeding , licensing and business teams as well as other in-house clients
We offer:
  • A competent, motivated and growing team in an open-minded working atmosphere
  • An interesting, international and diverse function with interfaces to R&D, Breeding, Business and Legal
  • Insights in diverse technical areas and up-to-date technologies related to green biotech, crop production and engineering
  • Support in further qualification as a European Patent Attorney
  • Flat hierarchies and broad range of responsibilities enabling fast and non-bureaucratic decision making
  • Targeted professional and personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Re-location support
Please send your detailed job application quoting the job posting number, to jobs@kws.com.
job posting number:
401 D
Your profile:
  • MSc or PhD in life sciences, biology, agronomy, plant breeding or in a related field
  • Qualification as a European Patent Attorney or US patent attorney/agent is a plus
  • Strong business attitude with an eye on the overall picture
  • At least 3 years of experience in patent practice
  • Ability to communicate and present to all hierarchy levels of a global organization
  • Excellent English language skills, German is a plus
KWS Services Deutschland GmbH
Human Resources, Robert Graf
P.O. 1463, 37555 Einbeck; Germany
Phone: ++49 5561 311-1239
About KWS
KWS has been breeding crops for the moderate climatic zone for more than 160 years. The company is now one of the world’s leading seed producers. It has some 4,700 employees and a footprint touching more than 70 countries.
Further information please visit: www.kws.com/career

Published on academics.com on date 20 December 2016
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