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Patent Attorney (m/f/d)


Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, DE, 65926

Req ID:  74634
Facility:  Frankfurt-501
Department:  Manufacturing Processes
Division:  Legal & Public Affairs

This is LyondellBasell


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.


Roles & Responsibilities


  • Interact with researchers to identify inventions and maximize protection of technology.
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications.
  • May work with outside patent associates on the foreign filing and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Resolve patent issues and provides proactive advice and counsel in relation to intellectual property matters.
  • Implement the patent strategy in one or more technology fields and participates in ensuring a pro-active patenting policy, with a view to detect inventions at an early stage and ensure timely and appropriate protection commensurate to their strategic value.
  • May represent the company in patent oppositions proceeding and other adversarial proceedings in patent offices and courts.
  • May conduct patent clearances to avoid patent disputes, including advance infringement reviews and competition patent portfolio analysis, clearance opinion drafting, and managing outside counsel clearance opinion preparation.
  • Contribute to the determination and payment of the German employee inventor remuneration.
  • Ensure that R&D, business units and other legal functions are fully aware of the significance of intellectual property matters, including providing from time to time intellectual property training to the business, including subjects on patents, copyrights, trade secrets and related matters.
  • Communicates with clients regarding status updates.




  • University degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering; PhD preferred.
  • Qualified or Part-Qualified European Patent Attorney, possibly with relevant national qualification.
  • Four or more years of relevant experience within a reputable patent firm or in-house intellectual property department of a mid to large size corporation; experience in the chemical industry is strongly desired.
  • Ability to balance the legal issues of a project with the goals of the business through the demonstration of strong, pragmatic business acumen and the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice.
  • Strong, logical legal mind with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Ability to function autonomously, yet understands necessity of advising management of work progress and any unusual situations.
  • Skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams in an international R&D and business environment.
  • Adaptable to changing environments.
  • Exercise of sound judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics.
  • Commitment to diversity and a respect for others.


What do we offer


We offer you a job with a high level of diverse tasks and responsibilities in an international company that highly values the development of its employees, quality and safety. You get the freedom to take a range of responsibilities in a rapidly evolving environment. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package and challenging opportunities for growth.




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