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Patent Attorney (m/f/d) - Hygiene

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Want to change the world with your advice? As a Patent Attorney (m/f/d) - Hygiene with Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to take your legal expertise much, much further. 


Patent Attorney (m/f/d) - Hygiene

Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package


Joining a truly global legal team, you’ll: 

  • support Reckitt’s Hygiene Business Unit and assist in supporting the newly created Science Platform Innovation; including managing and advising on Worldwide patent and design matters, invention harvesting, freedom to operate advice, competitor monitoring, validity opinions, drafting, filing, agreements, licensing, managing external agents, oppositions and, on occasion, litigation.
  • support a variety of matters working as directed by Manager, both autonomously and with all other patent attorneys in Reckitt’s Global Patent Dept.
  • work as part of Reckitt’s Global Legal team.
  • be typically based in Heidelberg, but you'll be traveling on occasion.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re an experienced and professionally qualified as a European Patent Attorney and/or German Patent Attorney who thinks commercially and relishes finding solutions to challenges. You:

  • have a wealth of experience in chemical subject-matter and have gained some knowledge in polymer sciences, including drafting and freedom to operate opinion work, gained either within private practice and/or in-house. 
  • have excellent communication skills and , in particular being able to confidently present legal advice to non-legally qualified Reckitt employees in a clear commercial context.
  • ideally (as an advantage) have been exposed to FMCG (Fast moving consumer goods) businesses and are experienced in registered design work, patent landscaping and/or competitor monitoring and advising on intellectual property in NDAs, joint development and licensing.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll have the freedom to make a difference. You’ll put your own ideas into practice. The products you help us get out there will allow people to live healthier lives and have happier homes. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will bring the very best out of you, every day.


In return Reckitt offers very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
Reckitt is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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