Senior Patent Attorney, Chester area, UK
ConvaTec is looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Patent Professional to join our world class legal team. As a company, we are a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing of innovative medical products focused on therapies for the management of chronic conditions.
At ConvaTec, we exist to improve the lives of the people we touch. In the areas of healthcare that we serve, we feel a deep and personal connection to our customers, many of whom rely on us to help them lead the life they want. Our vision is to be the most respected and successful MedTech company, worldwide. We drive for excellence in all we do – anticipating and addressing our customers’ needs with advanced technologies and best-in-class products and services. Ours is a global business, well positioned for long term sustainable performance and culturally rooted in our core values of caring for people, continually driving innovation and excellence, and earning trust, every day and in everything we do. We are looking to appoint a Senior Patent Attorney to support our mission of improving the lives of the patients we serve.
As Senior Patent Attorney, reporting directly to the VP, Global Head of Intellectual Property for ConvaTec, you will have the opportunity to take ownership in the company’s diverse, global patent portfolio, from invention harvesting, patent drafting and prosecution to both offensive and defensive Opposition work. Our global portfolio spans a variety of technologies, and this role will have full exposure to all our products, ranging from advanced wound care, ostomy and continence care to infusion devices.
You will have exposure to the company’s new technology working closely with the scientists and engineers that develop it to support the company’s culture of innovation and build a valuable patent portfolio to protect it. This newly created role will provide you the opportunity to help grow and shape the company’s global IP strategy for today and the future. In turn you will have the opportunity to grow and develop in your role with us by driving patent policy and procedure for the company, guiding our research and development teams to create best in class products, which improve the lives of our patients by sharing your patent and technical knowledge and running patent committees.
The successful applicant will be a fully qualified European Patent Attorney (and preferably a UK Chartered Patent Attorney), with in depth knowledge of patent counseling, oppositions and drafting, and will use their experience to help define the company’s strategy and approach to IP over the coming years.
For further information about the role, please contact Helen Thomas, HR Manager, using the contact details below.