Patent Attorney (f/m/d)
RB is driven by its purpose to protect, heal and nurture in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We fight to make access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment a right, not a privilege, for everyone. RB is proud to have a stable of trusted household brands found in households in more than 190 countries. These include Sagrotan, Nurofen, Dobendan, Durex, Scholl, Finish, Vanish, and more. 20 million RB products a day are bought by consumers globally. RB’s passion to put consumers and people first, to seek out new opportunities, to strive for excellence in all that we do, and to build shared success with all our partners, while doing the right thing, always is what guides the work of our 42,000+ diverse and talented colleagues worldwide.Want to change the world with your advice? As a Patent Attorney with RB, you’ll have the freedom to take your legal expertise much, much further.Patent Attorney (f/m/d)Heidelberg, Baden-WürttembergCompetitive salary and excellent benefits packagesupport RB’s Hygiene Business Unit and assist in supporting the newly created science platform innovation by 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, litigationtackle a variety of complex issues by working both autonomously and with all other patent attorneys in RB’s Global Patent Departmentbe typically based in Heidelberg but you will travel on occasion…you’re an experienced, professionally qualified patent attorney who thinks commercially and relishes finding solutions to challenges. You:have a wealth of experience in chemical subject-matter (ideally 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 know how to get your expertise across in a way that non-legally qualified RB employees can absorb and act on ideally have been exposed to FMCG 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 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. Equality In return RB offers very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation. RB 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.