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Associate Patent Counsel - Data Science

Posted 12 Jul 2024
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Location – Geneva, Switzerland

Job model – Hybrid

We are looking for a highly driven and motivated:

Associate Patent Counsel – Data Science

dsm-firmenich is seeking a dynamic Associate Patent Counsel to join our Intellectual Property team. As an essential member of the team, you will support the development of our patent portfolio and manage the patent lifecycle in the rapidly evolving field of data science applied to nutrition, health and beauty. If you're passionate about helping data scientists to realize the utmost potential of the IP in their innovation, this is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of data science IP in our industry.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness across the innovation community about patent opportunities in data science; work closely with inventors and technology teams to identify patentable inventions in data science as it applies to our industry.
  • Work under the supervision of a European Patent Attorney and complete European Patent Attorney qualification.
  • Collaborate with cross-business teams to develop and implement a data science IP strategy aligned with business goals, drafting and prosecuting high-quality global patent applications.
  • Analyze prior art to assess patentability and/or validity of dsm-firmenich and/or third party patents and to assess freedom-to-operate of products or technologies in the area of data science.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, legal developments, and changes in patent law affecting data science.
  • Cultivate across the dsm-firmenich organization a mindset of continuous learning about the latest developments in IP related to data science.

We bring:

  • A highly skilled team of intellectual property professionals with specialized knowledge in the complex and dynamic field of nutrition, health and beauty.
  • A proactive approach to IP strategy, anticipating and navigating the evolving IP landscape to secure our data science innovations, providing a competitive advantage in the market.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experienced data scientists to protect dsm-firmenich digital innovation across businesses.
  • The opportunity to advance dsm-firmenich’s internal IP capabilities in an emerging technology.
  • Ample career development and growth potential as well as continuous learning and adaptability.
  • The opportunity to work for an ethically minded company that is committed to being socially responsible, where sustainability is core to our strategy and purpose.

You Bring:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or a related discipline.
  • Partial/full EQE qualification preferred.
  • Experience in patent drafting/prosecution and/or patent searching in data science or related discipline would be a plus.
  • Ability to quickly understand and articulate complex technical concepts.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills to contribute to the development of intellectual property strategy.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to build trust-based working relationships across the organization.

The application process:

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal.

Equal Opportunities Commitment:

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate, there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich:

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

www.dsm-firmenich.com

Agency Statement:

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary…


Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. Put it all together and you have a unique health, nutrition and materials company with annual sales of close to €9 billion, locations in 49 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

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