Manager Intellectual Property in Neuchatel

Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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Neuchatel, Neuenburg
Life Sciences
Lucie Nasshan, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
058 201 55 50
jetzt bewerben


We are now looking for an

Intellectual Property Manager

On a permanent contract for one of our clients in Neuchatel.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an IP Strategy and ensure alignment between all functions for its implementation. Presentations to Management for validations.

  • Lead the innovation capture and protection processes & resources while optimizing the IP portfolio by identifying and closing gaps and through IP white spaces analysis.

  • Lead strategic operations and prioritizations of all deals related to patents and other technology-related IP, and lead the identification of opportunities for and threats to the Company. Engage with all relevant areas of the Company to provide timely and proactive solutions to business team's needs and business development initiatives.

  • Coordinate the provision of advice and services to the company, including building and maintaining the department infrastructure and capabilities and identifying how to best leverage externals - Patent Portfolio Building & Review, Competitive Intelligence, IP Management System. Work collaboratively with suppliers of IP services on a core and support basis to leverage outside expertise and optimize efficiency of Department.

  • In collaboration with the Head of Department, set and maintain IPM department budget and monitor performance against budget, supported by strong control and management with an eye to achieving cost savings.

  • Foster the image of the IPM team, and beyond that of the IP, in the Company.

Candidate’s requirement:

  • University/Engineering master degree  or Ph.D. in science or technology. Qualified Patent Attorney (or partially qualified) both in Europe and with National Patent Office, with practical technology related Intellectual Property experience. A MBA education is an asset.

  • 5 to 10 years' post-qualification experience in industrial practice, including significant work experience in IP management, IP acquisition, negotiation (complex multinational projects), patenting (including invention capture, claim drafting and amendment).

  • Proven experience in all activities of the IP spectrum is a must: drafting, prosecuting (Understanding of patenting procedures and patents, as well as related legal work streams is a must), negotiating licenses & contracts, participation in litigations.

  • Successful experience of various patent databases.

  • Strong experience in setting up & maintaining IP Management processes and tools.

  • Setting up and managing internal and external collaborations and legal frameworks.

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. A good working command in French and/or German is an asset.

  • Experience in leading a team is a plus.

  • Sound strategic thinker

  • Creative abilities and a strong commercial flair with good business acumen. Perceptible enthusiasm and drive and a strong interest in the organization.

  • Hands-on flexible approach to problems and demands, with the ability to thrive on challenges and react quickly and positively to a fast moving environment.

  • Knowledge of common Quality Management IT tools and of IT-principles.