European Patent Attorney
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Job Description : Huntsman has an opportunity for an in-house patent attorney to provide comprehensive patent and related intellectual property services to one or more Business Divisions or Functional Departments of Huntsman, including management of its global patent portfolio and advising on issues such as freedom to act and alleged infringement to join our Regional Legal team at our European Headquarters in Everberg, Brussels.

Reporting to the Managing Counsel you will work within a small team to implement and coordinate a worldwide IP strategy for a number of assigned technology clusters with a key focus on our Textile Effects business.

Furthermore, you will be part of a Global Legal team to defend and protect IP across the wider business division. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following : Manage a global patent portfolio.

Work with R&D and commercial groups to identify new inventions and assess their patentability and commercial significance.

Draft, file and prosecute patent applications in Europe and elsewhere using local counsel.Preparing and attending oral hearings in opposition / appeal proceedings at the EPO.

Assess and advise the business on liabilities, legal restrictions, and risks of third party IP rights and proposed IP transactions, including the preparation of freedom to operate opinions.

Assess and advise on possible infringement of Huntsman’s patent rights by third parties and support related litigation and dispute resolution.

Education and Work Experience Requirements : University degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar fieldsAt least 1 year of post EPO qualification patent experience.

Special Qualifications : Be a Qualified European Patent Attorney.Be fluent in everyday and legal English, knowledge of German is a plusBe able to work in a team, have good communication skills towards internal and external clients, written and orally.

Be able to interface with and give advice to multiple levels of authority in the organization.Additional Locations : Full time

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