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Experience HELM as a unique family business and an attractive employer. Through a constant exchange of ideas, our ultimate goal is to offer our customers future-oriented solutions within our global network. At any time, in any place. This allows us to work proactively and think long-term - in operations, quality management, process optimization, product development and distribution. We are innovation drivers, possibility makers and a reliable partner, all in one.

Senior Patent Manager (m/f/d)

Date:  Jun 22, 2024

Hamburg, DE, 20097

Business Unit:  Pharma
Job Function:  Legal / Compliance
Level of Experience:  Executive

Our Business Development Team of our Pharma Business Unit is looking for a new Senior Patent Manager (m/f/d)


Your tasks:


  • Act as the primary point of contact for both internal queries and external customer inquiries regarding intellectual property (IP) matters.
  • Evaluate patents for project ideas, ongoing projects, and products, ensuring timely updates and project-specific assessments.
  • Develop strategies related to patents and integrate them into project plans.
  • Manage invention disclosures, including communication with inventors, and oversee the patent application process from drafting to maintenance, manage patent portfolios.
  • Conduct freedom to operate analyses, assessing validity of patents or utility models, infringement, and enforceability, along with prior art searches for patentability.
  • Perform risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies for ongoing and planned projects and products.
  • Handle all aspects of IP disputes, collaborating with external attorneys and supporting patent attorneys/counsels.
  • Coordinate collaboration with external law firms and experts, actively participate in project teams.
  • Support various internal departments, including training new colleagues, incorporating IP aspects into contracts, and assisting with logistics and due diligence processes.


Your profile:


  • You possess a MSc or PhD in life sciences and several years of working experience in IP management in pharmaceutical companies.
  • You bring deep knowledge of European patent law and have at least a basic familiarity with the US patent law.
  • We highly value candidates with certain experience in the generic pharma business.
  • For this role good verbal and written communication skills in English are crucial.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is expected.
  • Familiarity with common patent databases is advantageous for you.

Every day, each one of us contributes to HELM's success with competence, the highest expertise and unique service. We reward this commitment - not only with international opportunities, possibilities for seminars and further training but also with benefits that offer optimal conditions to reach the perfect work-life balance.

Then please apply with all necessary documents via our application portal.

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