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Patent Counsel - Systems

Patent Counsel - Systems

Position Snapshot


Location: Orbe, Switzerland 
Company: Nestlé
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contact: Temporary contract, 12 months, possibility to be extended.

 

Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits 

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 IP protection.

 

As Patent Counsel for Systems, you will contribute to developing, implementing, and delivering part of the IP strategy for Nestlé Systems Technology Center (NSTC). The NSTC is a unique innovation center centralizing all Nestlé expertise in Systems Technology. It brings together on one site, based in Orbe (VD), all the expertise used to combine capsules and machines, such as those used in Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto, amongst many others. The NSTC also has a hub based in Shenzhen (China) providing focused systems expertise in the fields of electronics, micro mechanics, and mechanic engineering. The NSTC has also recently integrated a Systems Accelerator (based in Orbe), in order to propose fast-track innovations on systems.

 

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 Patent Counsel – Systems

 

  • Partner with the different technical teams at NSTC in order to know the main ongoing projects and detect protection needs, establishing a patent protection strategy for each of the technical projects
  • Lead business-driven patent filling and prosecution, freedom to operate assessments and oppositions of 3rd party patents, as well as defend against 3rd party oppositions
  • Manage the assigned Systems patent portfolio with business-alignment and rigorous cost management
  • Prepare and continuously maintain Patent Protection Plans for the various assigned technical projects
  • Contribute to developing, implementing and delivering on part of the Systems IP Strategy together with the R&D Counsel and IP Analysts, and in close partnership with the R&D teams
  • Advise on IP matters in R&D collaborations, including contributing to the drafting of R&D agreements
  • Enable new and accelerated approaches to develop new systems and devices, while ensuring adequate protection under tight timelines

What will make you successful

 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Patent Counsel/Attorney either in Private Practice or in-house 
  • Fully qualified European Patent Attorney, with a background in Engineering (preferably IT or electronics) or in Physics
  • Prior professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment
  • Experience in Electronics and IT field would be considered an asset
  • 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
  • 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: Orbe, Switzerland 
Company: Nestlé
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contact: Temporary contract, 12 months, possibility to be extended.

 

Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits 

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 IP protection.

 

As Patent Counsel for Systems, you will contribute to developing, implementing, and delivering part of the IP strategy for Nestlé Systems Technology Center (NSTC). The NSTC is a unique innovation center centralizing all Nestlé expertise in Systems Technology. It brings together on one site, based in Orbe (VD), all the expertise used to combine capsules and machines, such as those used in Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto, amongst many others. The NSTC also has a hub based in Shenzhen (China) providing focused systems expertise in the fields of electronics, micro mechanics, and mechanic engineering. The NSTC has also recently integrated a Systems Accelerator (based in Orbe), in order to propose fast-track innovations on systems.

 

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 Patent Counsel – Systems

 

  • Partner with the different technical teams at NSTC in order to know the main ongoing projects and detect protection needs, establishing a patent protection strategy for each of the technical projects
  • Lead business-driven patent filling and prosecution, freedom to operate assessments and oppositions of 3rd party patents, as well as defend against 3rd party oppositions
  • Manage the assigned Systems patent portfolio with business-alignment and rigorous cost management
  • Prepare and continuously maintain Patent Protection Plans for the various assigned technical projects
  • Contribute to developing, implementing and delivering on part of the Systems IP Strategy together with the R&D Counsel and IP Analysts, and in close partnership with the R&D teams
  • Advise on IP matters in R&D collaborations, including contributing to the drafting of R&D agreements
  • Enable new and accelerated approaches to develop new systems and devices, while ensuring adequate protection under tight timelines

What will make you successful

 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Patent Counsel/Attorney either in Private Practice or in-house 
  • Fully qualified European Patent Attorney, with a background in Engineering (preferably IT or electronics) or in Physics
  • Prior professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment
  • Experience in Electronics and IT field would be considered an asset
  • 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
  • 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.

Orbe, CH

Orbe, CH

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