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Chemistry Attorney in Cleveland, OH

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Company name

The Sherwin-Williams Company

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Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Cleveland, OH

Date Last Verified

May 25,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018

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Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property Attorney, Patent Chemical Duties: Creative negotiation, drafting and managing of intellectual property agreements including non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, joint development agreements, government-sponsored research and consulting agreements, technology licenses, distributorship agreements; Collaboration with scientists, engineers and researchers and technical directors regarding new products, product innovation and improvements; Assistance with and review of invention disclosures, research activities and new product innovation; Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, U.S. and foreign; Evaluation of intellectual property and developing protection strategies; Patent research and mapping, freedom-to-practice analysis and opinions; IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; Patent and trade secret dispute and litigation support; Trade secret identification, documentation and protection; Development and execution of intellectual property protection strategies and related risk management; Interaction with and management of outside counsel, U.S. and foreign; IP legal assistance, training and support for marketing, sales, general legal and technology personnel and departments. Effectively handles assigned legal activities for business units, functions or legal practice areas. Supports projects and teams - Supports or leads projects and teams providing legal support and solutions to the company’s business units or corporate departments. Provides advice - Provides focused and practical legal advice respecting business operations as well as the impact of current or anticipated laws, rules and regulations. Substantiates positions - Researches, develops and coordinates implementation of legal solutions. Mitigates risk - Identifies and analyzes existing and emerging legal risks. Develops and implements business-focused strategies to manage risks. Compliance - Assists the development and implementation of policies, procedures and control mechanisms to promote compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Proactive guidance - Stays abreast of new regulations and emerging legal risks; provides proactive advice and counsel to business units and corporate functions that may be impacted. Demonstrates the development of core legal expertise and support for legal affairs of business units or enterprise-wide functions. Develops understanding of the operational model by which the supported business unit or enterprise-wide function operates. Supports clients on a cost-effective basis. Manages outside counsel in an efficient and cost effective manner, as necessary. Engages, communicates with and advises mid-management and operational business level of such clients. Develops understanding of how legal support affects objectives, risks and returns of business clients. May manage or provide work direction or review the work of IC level support staff (paralegals, admins, fellows, law clerks, etc.).

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: JD Degree. License to practice law required (applicable jurisdiction). Excellent academic credentials including bachelor of science or advanced degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering. Bar admission in Ohio or Minnesota OR eligibility to be licensed in Ohio or Minnesota. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 5 years of legal experience. High level of proficiency with business software and databases. Experience and knowledge of all aspects of intellectual property with specialization in patents and trade secrets and sub-specialization in chemical technology. Experience in negotiation and drafting of technology and product development agreements, preferably including experience with large commercial product manufacturers and consumer products. Extensive experience in managing a high volume of intellectual property matters. Extensive knowledge of related areas of IP law and business law fundamentals. Proven ability to manage outside counsel on complex matters in a cost-effective manner. Preferred: Extensive experience with coatings and polymer technologies.

Additional info

Job Number: 18000454

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Sherwin-Williams Company
101 Prospect Avenue, NW
Cleveland, OH 44115