In house Patent Attorney M/F


Fonction Patent Attorney
Secteur Industrie
Region / Pays PACA
Référence de l'offre PIE-Nice
Lieu Nice
Information sur la société

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green across multiple market segments. The Group has leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. With 25 billion euros sales in 2015, the company's 170,000+ employees are committed to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy.”

Description du poste

Within the IP team (40 people worldwide), this role will focus on patent procurement, and will address several business units/ companies located in France. The role includes :


■  leading invention identification sessions within selected projects;

■  drafting and filing patent applications;

■  training and assisting technologists in recognizing patentable inventions and submitting invention disclosures;

■ overseeing and involvement in the invention disclosure submission and evaluation processes;

■  preparing freedom-to-operate/clearance studies regarding third party patent rights;

■  participating in design review meetings, brainstorming sessions and innovation workshops;

■  coordinating international extension filings;

■  managing patent portfolios - including reviewing office actions and drafting response based on feedback from the Business;

■ Communicating with outside attorneys; and providing other assistance and support to R&D, marketing, and Legal department staff as required, including on opposition and litigation matters and advising on IP related matters.

Profil du candidat

■  Preferably have degree in computer science or electrical engineering, with software expertise.

■  Minimum 4 years experience in the field of intellectual property in developing patent portfolios, in particular in the area of computer science and software.

■  Qualified/partly qualified patent attorney (non qualified with experience in patent prosecution also considered)

■  Demonstrated ability to develop and implement standards ensuring procurement of patents of the highest quality and business relevance.

■  Ability to direct and manage outside counsel

■  Knowledge (relative to experience) of laws, rules, regulations and practice under EPO and preferably also major European national patent systems would be a plus

          Fluent in english.

Confidentiality assured