Reference : 584978

Division Intellectual Property Counsel

  • Tax and Law
  • United States WORCESTER, MA
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 02/05/2021

Position description

The Law Department of Saint Gobain North America (SGNA) is seeking a dynamic and driven individual to join the team as a Division Intellectual Property Counsel in Worcester, MA. This individual will have global responsibility for intellectual property matters within several of Saint-Gobain’s High Performance Solutions businesses, including litigation management, strategic portfolio planning, trade secret protection and enforcement, trademark management, and general counseling on IP matters including patent prosecution.  This individual will interact with all levels of the organization from R&D engineers to senior business managers in the US and across the world.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to rapidly learn a variety of technologies, provide business-minded strategic IP advice in diverse markets, exercise sound judgment, and connect meaningfully with all levels of colleagues – particularly senior managers and technical professionals.

Position Overview:

  • Collaborate with business and R&D leaders to create and manage worldwide IP strategies, including enforcement strategies
  • Assist in managing offensive and defensive IP litigations worldwide
  • Prepare, present, and implement strategic approaches to complex legal issues
  • Provide day-to-day IP-related legal advice to R&D professionals and senior business managers
  • Draft and negotiate intellectual property-related agreements such as licenses and joint development agreements
  • Manage patent preparation and prosecution to support IP strategies
  • Manage outside counsel’s handling of Trademark portfolio and enforcement




  • 8+ years of experience as an IP attorney – preferably:
    • 3+ years patent litigation experience at a nationally recognized law firm
    • 2+ years patent preparation and prosecution
    • Previous Corporate experience is a plus
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Bar membership in good standing in at least one state
  • B.S. in engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology, or physics
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration
  • Ability to present to top level executive management
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, writing, problem-solving, and analytical
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws / procedures, and ability to explain complex issues to non-lawyers
  • Travel, including international travel, is expected (10% max)

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration. Focusing on the intersection of people, innovation and purpose, Saint-Gobain helps to address the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow – offering employees the opportunity to invent themselves and reshape the world.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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