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Patent Attorney- Large Corporation - Clark, N.J.

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: L’Oréal
Location: Clark, New Jersey
Date posted: 11/09/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

LOral leads the world of beauty with renowned brands like LOreal Paris, Ralph Lauren, Maybelline, Garnier, Redken, Giorgio Armani and Lancme; $18 billion in annual sales; 23 consecutive years of double-digit profit growth; and has been consecutively ranked by BusinessWeek as one of The Best Places to Launch a Career. We are looking for a patent attorney.

The Patent Attorney is responsible for ensuring that L'Oreal USA is applying for all applicable patents in the hair, skin, and makeup mtiers, and that all applications / registrations are in compliance with the global organization's mission and goals.

Principal Accountabilities:
1. Review internal developments stemming from our research efforts, and performs patentability reviews on those developments.
2. Determines potential patentability of U.S. R&D inventions.
3. Prepares and files patent applications with the Patent Office.
4. Prosecutes the applications as necessary, including their foreign counterparts.
5. Monitors possibility of patent infringement of L'Oreal patents.
6. Assists in the management of patent litigations.
7. Leads and directs the work of up to (2) others in the department.
8. Conducts freedom-to-operate analyses to ensure L'Oreal is not infringing third-party IP rights
9. Drafts agreements / licenses relating to external IP transactions

J.D. from accredited law school and B.S. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering a must
Minimum of 5 years of comprehensive experience in patent-related work, preferably in the Cosmetics / Personal Products, Chemical, and / or Pharmaceutical industries.
Must be experienced with licensing / contract matters.
Must demonstrate a full understanding of U.S. patent law, and knowledge of European patent law, including patentability, prosecution, validity, infringement and litigation. Strong background in drafting/filing of patents as well as prosecution experience is a must.
Must be able to report to Senior Management on complex patent and other legal matters.
Excellent communication (verbal &written), interpersonal, and computer skills.
Ability to prepare concise and lucidly written memorandums
Able to legally work in the USA on an ongoing basis without requiring assistance.
No relocation is offered for this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Additional Info:Employer Type: Large CorporationJob Location: Clark, New JerseyPosted on November 08, 2010 at 09:22 AM in - US - MidAtlantic and South, Emp - Corporate (in-house), Tech - Pharma / Chem, Work - Licensing / Other Corporate, Work - Patent Litigation, Work - Patent Prosecution

Necessary Experience: N/A
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