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Lead Patent Counsel - Zone AOA Regional Innovation Centers

Lead Patent Counsel - Zone AOA Regional Innovation Centers

Position Summary

Legal R&D, part of the Nestlé Group Legal & Compliance function, is the legal and IP business partner for Nestlé R&D globally. Legal R&D is accountable for driving and implementing the IP strategy for Nestlé R&D, enabling and protecting through pragmatic legal services and business-driven IP protection.

 

As Lead Patent Counsel for our Zone AOA Regional Innovation Centers, you will drive our function for  Asia and part of Africa, and will act as the primary Legal R&D Business Partner for our R&D Centers based in Singapore, Beijing, Manesar and Abidjan. You will bring regional IP legal expertise to our global function, as well as ensure the development of our business relationships with service providers in the Zone.

A day in the life of...

  • Be the Legal R&D Business Partner for the leadership teams of the Nestlé R&D Regional Innovation Centers (Nestlé R&D Singapore, R&D Beijing, R&D Manesar and R&D Abidjan).
  • Identify and develop strategic IP opportunities (filing strategies, alternative IP rights) as well as business opportunities (IP service providers) in Zone AOA.
  • Drive awareness and knowledge of IP systems in Zone AOA across the Legal R&D team as well as the wider Legal & Compliance Function
  • Contribute to the IP Strategies for regional innovations 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 consumer-centric products, while ensuring adequate protection under tight timelines.
  • Partner with the Legal R&D Litigation Lead on any litigations in Zone AOA.
  • Promote passion for IP in the Regional Innovation Centers, through awareness, training and communication
  • Regular travel to other R&D Centers will be expected in the future.

What will make you successful

  • Fully qualified patent attorney in a major IP jurisdiction in Zone AOA. Additional formal legal qualification is an asset. Experience in food science is an asset.
  • 10+ years post-qualification professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment.
  • Proven experience with the IP system in multiple jurisdictions in Zone AOA (in particular China), and ability to leverage this expertise into opportunities to optimally protect our innovations. 
  • Experience in international filing and enforcement strategies and leveraging IP rights beyond patents. Leadership experience is an asset.
  • Experience in R&D contract drafting, in particular IP-related clauses
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin and English. Any other language is an asset.

Position Summary

Legal R&D, part of the Nestlé Group Legal & Compliance function, is the legal and IP business partner for Nestlé R&D globally. Legal R&D is accountable for driving and implementing the IP strategy for Nestlé R&D, enabling and protecting through pragmatic legal services and business-driven IP protection.

 

As Lead Patent Counsel for our Zone AOA Regional Innovation Centers, you will drive our function for  Asia and part of Africa, and will act as the primary Legal R&D Business Partner for our R&D Centers based in Singapore, Beijing, Manesar and Abidjan. You will bring regional IP legal expertise to our global function, as well as ensure the development of our business relationships with service providers in the Zone.

A day in the life of...

  • Be the Legal R&D Business Partner for the leadership teams of the Nestlé R&D Regional Innovation Centers (Nestlé R&D Singapore, R&D Beijing, R&D Manesar and R&D Abidjan).
  • Identify and develop strategic IP opportunities (filing strategies, alternative IP rights) as well as business opportunities (IP service providers) in Zone AOA.
  • Drive awareness and knowledge of IP systems in Zone AOA across the Legal R&D team as well as the wider Legal & Compliance Function
  • Contribute to the IP Strategies for regional innovations 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 consumer-centric products, while ensuring adequate protection under tight timelines.
  • Partner with the Legal R&D Litigation Lead on any litigations in Zone AOA.
  • Promote passion for IP in the Regional Innovation Centers, through awareness, training and communication
  • Regular travel to other R&D Centers will be expected in the future.

What will make you successful

  • Fully qualified patent attorney in a major IP jurisdiction in Zone AOA. Additional formal legal qualification is an asset. Experience in food science is an asset.
  • 10+ years post-qualification professional experience with patent drafting, prosecution and FTO assessment.
  • Proven experience with the IP system in multiple jurisdictions in Zone AOA (in particular China), and ability to leverage this expertise into opportunities to optimally protect our innovations. 
  • Experience in international filing and enforcement strategies and leveraging IP rights beyond patents. Leadership experience is an asset.
  • Experience in R&D contract drafting, in particular IP-related clauses
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin and English. Any other language is an asset.

JURONG R&D, SG, 618802

JURONG R&D, SG, 618802

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