Patent Counsel (m/f/d) (3x)


Responsible to enhance the patent portfolio of adidas and for counseling the adidas business on patent and related matters.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the management of the Company’s patent portfolios, including the management of the external law firms responsible for the filing and prosecution.
  • Developing close positive relationships through daily contact with Company technical groups with respect to patent matters.
  • Patent clearance.
  • Development of prior art resources.
  • Patent watching, in particular competitor patents.
  • Supporting marketing and design departments with respect to patent matters.
  • Counseling with respect to patent matters.
  • Assisting management of outside counsel.
  • Assisting management of patent-related litigation including oversight of outside counsel.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Preference for mechanical engineering background and experience in patent matters. 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with clients at all levels from most senior to most junior, but especially with Company technical groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Ability to work independently in area of expertise.
  • Strong team player.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Partially/Fully qualified European Patent Attorney
  • 5+years experience

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Job Title:  Patent Counsel (m/f/d) (3x)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  268088
Date:  Oct 8, 2020