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Lead Patent Counsel - Nestlé Health Science

Lead Patent Counsel - Nestlé Health Science

Lausanne, CH

Lausanne, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Location : Lausanne, Switzerland 
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Act. Rate: Full-Time, 100%
Fully qualified patent attorney in a major IP jurisdiction, with a scientific background in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, pharma, medicine)
10+ years post-qualification professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment

 

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits 

 

Please note that for this position only Swiss nationals and/or holders of a valid work permit will be considered

Position Summary

 

Part of the Nestlé Group Legal & Compliance function, Legal R&D enables and protects Nestlé R&D innovations through pragmatic legal services and business-driven technical intellectual property protection.

 

Founded in 2011, Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a globally recognized leader in the field of health science, committed to advancing the role of nutrition to empower healthier lives. NHSc offers an extensive portfolio of science-based solutions in consumer care, medical nutrition, supplement brands, and pharmaceuticals.

 

As a “Lead Patent Counsel – Nestlé Health Science”, you will have global responsibility for all technical intellectual property-related activities at NHSc covering invention identification, drafting and prosecution, opposition, and litigation. You will be responsible for the strategic IP protection of NHSc’s technology platforms and for providing IP support in business development, acquisitions, and other venturing projects.   

 

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context. 

A day in the life of a a Lead Patent Counsel – Nestlé Health Science

 

  • Be a Legal R&D IP Business Partner for the R&D leadership team of NHSc.
  • Ensure technical IP protection for NHSc’s technology platforms 
  • Lead business-driven patent drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate assessments and oppositions of 3rd party patents, as well as defend against 3rd party oppositions. Manage NHSc’s technical IP related litigations
  • Manage the NHSc patent portfolio with business-alignment and rigorous cost management
  • Perform technical IP due diligences for potential acquisitions or other business ventures
  • Advise on technical IP matters in R&D collaborations and licensing agreements, including contributing to the drafting of contracts
  • Enable new and accelerated approaches to develop consumer-centric products, while ensuring adequate protection under tight timelines
  • Promote passion for IP across NHSc, through awareness, training and communication

What will make you successful

 

  • Fully qualified patent attorney in a major IP jurisdiction, with a scientific background in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, pharma, medicine)
  • 10+ years post-qualification professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment 
  • Experience in international filing and enforcement strategies and leveraging IP rights beyond patents (e.g. trade secrets, utility models)
  • Experience with due diligences under mergers and acquisitions (M&A) projects
  • Experience in R&D contract drafting, in particular IP-related clauses 
  • You are service-oriented, pragmatic and hands-on, as well as a true team player able to successfully collaborate with Legal R&D colleagues around the globe
  • Leadership experience is an asset
  • Fluent in English, any other language is an asset

 

At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.
We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.
Be a force for good. Join Nestlé and visit us on www.nestle.com

Position Snapshot

 

Location : Lausanne, Switzerland 
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Act. Rate: Full-Time, 100%
Fully qualified patent attorney in a major IP jurisdiction, with a scientific background in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, pharma, medicine)
10+ years post-qualification professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment

 

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits 

 

Please note that for this position only Swiss nationals and/or holders of a valid work permit will be considered

Position Summary

 

Part of the Nestlé Group Legal & Compliance function, Legal R&D enables and protects Nestlé R&D innovations through pragmatic legal services and business-driven technical intellectual property protection.

 

Founded in 2011, Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a globally recognized leader in the field of health science, committed to advancing the role of nutrition to empower healthier lives. NHSc offers an extensive portfolio of science-based solutions in consumer care, medical nutrition, supplement brands, and pharmaceuticals.

 

As a “Lead Patent Counsel – Nestlé Health Science”, you will have global responsibility for all technical intellectual property-related activities at NHSc covering invention identification, drafting and prosecution, opposition, and litigation. You will be responsible for the strategic IP protection of NHSc’s technology platforms and for providing IP support in business development, acquisitions, and other venturing projects.   

 

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context. 

A day in the life of a a Lead Patent Counsel – Nestlé Health Science

 

  • Be a Legal R&D IP Business Partner for the R&D leadership team of NHSc.
  • Ensure technical IP protection for NHSc’s technology platforms 
  • Lead business-driven patent drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate assessments and oppositions of 3rd party patents, as well as defend against 3rd party oppositions. Manage NHSc’s technical IP related litigations
  • Manage the NHSc patent portfolio with business-alignment and rigorous cost management
  • Perform technical IP due diligences for potential acquisitions or other business ventures
  • Advise on technical IP matters in R&D collaborations and licensing agreements, including contributing to the drafting of contracts
  • Enable new and accelerated approaches to develop consumer-centric products, while ensuring adequate protection under tight timelines
  • Promote passion for IP across NHSc, through awareness, training and communication

What will make you successful

 

  • Fully qualified patent attorney in a major IP jurisdiction, with a scientific background in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, pharma, medicine)
  • 10+ years post-qualification professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment 
  • Experience in international filing and enforcement strategies and leveraging IP rights beyond patents (e.g. trade secrets, utility models)
  • Experience with due diligences under mergers and acquisitions (M&A) projects
  • Experience in R&D contract drafting, in particular IP-related clauses 
  • You are service-oriented, pragmatic and hands-on, as well as a true team player able to successfully collaborate with Legal R&D colleagues around the globe
  • Leadership experience is an asset
  • Fluent in English, any other language is an asset

 

At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.
We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.
Be a force for good. Join Nestlé and visit us on www.nestle.com

Apply now »