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Patent Attorney

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Invista
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Date posted: 01/28/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 NVISTA is currently seeking a business-focused Patent Attorney to provide counsel and support to one of our largest divisions. A critical success factor for this position is the ability to synthesize technical concepts from interactions with technical staff into meaningful action items for business leadership. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, possess the ability to quickly adapt to changes in the business, and must demonstrate a strong work ethic.

The incumbent will prepare and prosecute chemical composition and process patent applications for INVISTA's Intermediates business, bring and defend patent oppositions, conduct freedom-to-operate and patent validity studies, draft and negotiate patent and technology related agreements and manage outside counsel’s performance of similar tasks. In addition, the incumbent will provide patent related legal counsel to Senior R&D and Business leaders in one of INVISTA’s largest businesses units.
Such counsel will include providing strategic patent and patent related legal guidance to the business unit, which will align with the business strategy and vision.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide these legal services with limited supervision and oversight. INVISTA is looking for an applicant with at least one major area of expertise that the rest of the legal organization may rely upon. The position will report to the chief patent counsel and will provide functional guidance to support professionals in patent preparation, prosecution, and freedom-to-operate studies.

At INVISTA, a world leader in fibers and polymers, you can advance professionally while helping improve products you depend on every day. We’re a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the world. When you succeed here, you can open the door to opportunities within the diverse business segments of INVISTA and other Koch companies around the globe.

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
Drug tests are required, unless prohibited by state law

Necessary Experience:

 Experience & Skills Required:
* 4 + years of patent preparation and prosecution experience at a major corporation and/or intellectual property law firm.
* Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science or Polymer Engineering
* Registration to practice before the USPTO
* Licensed to practice law in at least one state.

Preferred Experience & Skills:
* Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
* 3+ years of prior work experience in a field within the chemical industry
* Experience managing technical and/or engineering personnel
* Experience communicating complex or technical issues and proposals to business leaders.

Contact: Please visit www.invistacareers.com to apply for this opportunity or to learn more about INVISTA.

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