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Assistant Counsel Ii Patent

Company name

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Oct 15,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Melville, NY
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biochemistry
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Chemistry
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Assistant Counsel II, Patent The candidate will prepare and prosecute US patent applications through all stages to either issuance or abandonment for inventions in chemical formulations and processes and mechanical inventions in simple packaging and components. Significant technology related agreement drafting and negotiating experience (e.g. joint development, exclusivity, MSAs, and supply agreements). Develop robust patent strategies. Conduct patent due diligence for M&A transactions. Supervise and assist outside counsel handling US and foreign patent prosecution of US-based inventions. Assist in preparing opinions on validity and infringement under the supervision of VP Patent Counsel. Independently train scientists on IP legal principles as well as the various IP-related forms and processes. Protect ELC from financial and reputational risk by developing and communicating critical risk mitigation and margin protection patent strategies. Advise and consult with clients to identify critical legal issues, assess potential legal options, and provide individuals and teams with an analysis and range of possible legal solutions. Exercise good business judgment related to company legal matters. Experience drafting and prosecuting design patents a plus. Experience with litigation and/or administrative challenges a plus. Cosmetic and/or OTC industry experience highly desirable. Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering (chemical, biomedical, mechanical), or similar is a plus. Should preferably have JD degree from a top law school. Must be licensed in NY; registered Patent attorney. Must have 5-7 years of patent experience at AM Law 200 firm and/or Fortune 1000 company.

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Job Number: 186893

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
767 5th Avenue
36th Floor
New York City, NY 10153