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Intellectual Property - General Attorney in Mentor, OH

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Company name

Avery Dennison Corporation

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Intellectual Property - General

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


Mentor, OH

Date Last Verified

Aug 20,2018

Posted on

Jul 19,2018

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IP Counsel The candidate will deliver highly skilled patent procurement services. Draft and file patent applications (domestic, foreign and PCT applications), liaising with inventors, internal IP lawyers, agents, staff, and foreign counsel to obtain the information needed to prepare and successfully prosecute patent applications. Will support global IP strategy that targets growth in key market segments and accelerates new product innovations in each key market around the world. Provide a full spectrum of intellectual property legal services including: client counseling; technology development and licensing contracts; trade secret protection, and patent and trademark protection, surveillance, enforcement, licensing, and litigation. Conduct patent novelty, validity and right to market studies, patent and information searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results. Provide strategic guidance as a business partner to R&D, Marketing, and Procurement by integrating legal advice with critical business strategies for product development, joint development efforts, and licensing matters. Provide IP related advice for M&A assessments and negotiations, joint ventures, and start-up investments. Strong collaboration skills to engage and partner with colleagues in the global law department and global client teams. A technical degree is required, preferably in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science or Engineering. Experience in polymer chemistry is highly preferred. A law degree with excellent credentials, registration with the USPTO or EPO, and a member of the Bar in good standing (if US attorney) is also required. Should have 7-10 years of patent law experience, including IP-related transactions, patent drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate opinions, and litigation. Experienced with various types of transactions (M&A, JV, licensing, JDA, partnering agreements, negotiation experience with universities) is needed. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience of collaboration and successfully engaging with global teams are essential. Experienced in chemicals and materials relevant to LGM’s products are needed. Demonstrated strength at collaboration in matrix organizations, especially in a global organization and across functions are preferred. Strong business acumen, and ability to connect the law and legal strategies to business goals in way that guides clients to successful outcomes are needed. Litigation experience is a significant plus. Experience with other IP such as trademarks and copyrights is useful.

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Hiring Coordinator
Avery Dennison Corporation
5750 Heisley Road
Mentor, OH 44060