IP Manager - Life Sciences/Biotech (m/f/d)

IP Manager - Life Sciences/Biotech (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Legal, Tax, IP

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  3007

Plan your next career step with us and start as an Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences and Biotech (m/f/d) at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA.


The IP Manager is the responsible IP representative to steer the IP evaluation and prosecution activities for selected technology areas. Your work will help ensure freedom to operate and support new value creation for the KWS Group. You will closely interact with partners across the business as well as in breeding and R&D.  


The position is unlimited and on a full-time basis. The place of work is either Berlin or in our HQ in Einbeck, Southern Lower Saxony.


Your Tasks – challenge meets responsibility:


  • As the responsible IP representative you develop strategies that protect and create value using patents, PVP, and other means of know-how protection across the KWS Group for defined technical areas within biotechnology, breeding, biostatistics, digital technology, etc.
  • Closely interact with stakeholders from R&D, Breeding, Legal and Business to promote product development and to generate IP value 
  • Evaluate and monitor the competitive IP landscape to ensure freedom to operate 
  • Manage patent protection activities in line with KWS business needs worldwide 
  • Participate in preparation, review, and negotiation of contracts for the protection of intellectual property 

Your Profile – competence meets personality:


  • MSc. or PhD degree in life sciences, biology, agronomy, plant breeding or in a related field 
  • Expertise in IP: experience in patent prosecution and FTO analyses, a Patent Attorney qualification would be a plus
  • Customer-oriented, can-do attitude
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, and collaboration skills 
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken)


We offer:


  • Targeted professional and personal development opportunities e.g. enablement to qualify as European Patent Attorney 
  • Flexible working hours with home office possibilities
  • An international, motivated and dynamic team
  • Company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, and Christmas pay


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS? Then we look forward to receiving your application (short cover letter, resume, relevant certificates) via our online portal. 



About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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