Syngenta isone of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to helpsafely feed the world while taking care of the planet.We aim toimprove the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world classscience and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions offarmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources.With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform howcrops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Planwe are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land fromdegradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing ruralcommunities.
Helpprotect our discovery of tomorrow’s crop protection products as part of our IPteam. In this high-profile, autonomous role, you’ll draft and prosecute patentapplications, assess the validity of third party patent rights, and advise oninfringement and litigation issues. The role will involve travel to ourbusiness headquarters in Basle, Switzerland, and to other overseas sites.
Ideallyhaving a background in organic chemistry, you’ll be a European patent attorneywith solid experience of chemical patenting. Well organised and calm under pressure,you’ll have an eye for detail and be able to manage your own workload.
Theposition will involve all aspects of Crop Protection IP practice withparticular emphasis on:
·Drafting patent applications, and worldwide patent filing,prosecution and defence in the area of crop protection-related inventions suchas new active compounds, manufacturing processes and formulations.
·Promoting and delivering the innovative use of IP as an integralpart of Crop Protection business strategies; developing global, regional andcountry IP strategies for assigned areas of responsibility.
·Advising the business with respect to freedom-to-operate ofprojects, products and programs.
·Client counselling, evaluating patent validity and infringementissues, reviewing IP-related agreements and managing an IP portfolio.
·There may also be the opportunity for the right candidate to moveinto a line management role within a few years.
Essential Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities:
·Fully Qualified European Patent Attorney.
·Degree, preferably PhD, in chemistry with experience dealing with chemical subject matter.
·Excellent oral and written communication, problem solving and organizational skills required.
·Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
·Self-initiative and self-direction, ability to work independently.
·Ability to proactively identify issues, and propose and implement solutions.
·Ability to effectively and constructively interact with various functions at all levels of the organization.
Syngenta will offer:
·Competitive benefits package
·Up to 31.5 days holiday
·Good onsite facilities, gym, fitness classes, staff restaurant