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Assistant Counsel, Patent

Company: The Estee Lauder Companies
Location: Melville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Counsel, PatentBrand:Este Lauder CompaniesDescriptionThe ELC Patent Group is responsible for driving competitive advantage by designing and executing robust IP Strategies, managing legal risks, and enabling collaboration among our key partners. The Assistant Patent Counsel will support innovation programs across a variety of technologies, providing proactive guidance to internal clients, and independently managing projects from conception to launch. + Position based in Melville, NY + Prepare and prosecute US patent applications for inventions relating to chemical formulations, processes, packages, and mechanical devices + Manage outside counsel preparation and prosecution, as well as directing prosecution of foreign patent applications + Manage design patent preparation and prosecution + Significant technology related agreement drafting and negotiating experience (e.g. joint development, exclusivity, MSAs, and supply agreements) + Collaborate with development teams and IP Analysts to develop robust IP Strategies + Conduct patent due diligence for M&A transactions + Prepare opinions on patent validity and infringement + Independently create IP-related training materials (live & web-based training, practice updates, and related guidelines) + Develop, and clearly communicate, practical legal solutions that consider potential business impacts on multiple stakeholders + Exercise good business judgment related to company legal matters + Experience with litigation and/or administrative challenges preferred + Experience with commercial patent data analytics tools preferred + Experience with data visualization, workflow automation, and/or advanced Microsoft 365 features preferredQualifications+ Demonstrate highest ethical standards + Cosmetic and/or OTC industry experience highly desirable + Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering (chemical, biomedical, mechanical), or similar + Practical working knowledge of organic chemistry and mechanical technology sufficient to prepare and prosecute patent applications on formulas, ingredients, processes and basic cosmetic packaging and components + Experience conducting patentability and freedom to operate searches + Experience providing freedom to operate analysis and written opinions + Excellent writing skills + Registered Patent attorney + 5 years of patent experience at AM Law 200 firm and/or Fortune 1000 company + Global experience, working with multi-national companies + Ability to form strong relationships with business leaders and serve as a counterpart to the R&D team + Ability to execute in a complex matrixed environment + Growth mindset and demonstrable intellectual curiosity + Admission in good standing in at least one state and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office + 0=5% TravelJob:LegalPrimary Location:Americas-US-NY-MelvilleJob Type:StandardSchedule:Full-timeTravel:Yes, 5 % of the TimeJob Number:212308 We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact

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