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Berry Global (NYSE:  BERY) is a Fortune 500 global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products and specialty materials publicly traded on the NYSE. Headquartered in Evansville Indiana, Berry operates over 290 global manufacturing facilities and employs over 48,000 individuals. At Berry Global, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. With our proven expertise in packaging and protection solutions, and our dedicated insights team that follows trends across a wide range of industries, we are uniquely positioned to serve a broad range of markets and customer needs. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth and safety. We encourage you to be a part of Berry Global, the company that is always advancing to protect what’s important!

PURPOSE: The IP department is seeking an Associate IP Attorney to support our Consumer Packaging International (CPI) business unit, preferably to be located in Germany or the United Kingdom, but for the right candidate, we will consider locations near other Berry facilities in Europe. The job involves working very closely with the CPI R&D teams to identify and generate patentable ideas, preparing IP documents such as patents and developing a sound patent filing and management strategy, providing expert opinions and advice with respect to the freedom to operate, counterfeit etc.


Associate IP Attorney



  • Assist administration of the IP portfolio worldwide for the CPI business unit
  • Drafting of patents, opinions etc. or mandating outside resources for such tasks
  • Actively monitoring competitor activity including publication of patent applications, registered designs, and trademarks
  • Providing IP advice to the R&D teams worldwide, including product and process innovation
  • Performing or monitoring responses to patent office actions in order to optimize the business value of the granted IP
  • Participating in legal proceedings, such as patent oppositions, and litigation as it may arise
  • Communicating intellectual property activities to the company’s executive board
  • Assist in managing a network of outside firms used to perform specific, selected tasks in order to optimize performance and cost
  • Training employees to be educated on intellectual property matters
  • Provide senior level support of and partnership across all Berry divisions with legal needs in Europe.
  • Assist in handling development contract, lease, and NDA reviews and negotiations



  • The successful candidate must have a University degree in Engineering, Physics or similar; PhD or other advanced degree a plus
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of patent experience within a law firm and/or corporate in-house setting
  • Qualified or partly qualified European Patent Attorney and/or a national patent attorney
  • Knowledge of medical devices and/or packaging background and/or knowledge of materials and plastics would be an advantage
  • Experience with Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution required
  • Experience administering compliance with national remuneration programs preferred
  • Experience with European patent oppositions preferred
    Intellectual Property transactional experience, including licensing, contracts, joint development agreements, etc. (preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to clearly, thoroughly and succinctly communicate complex ideas in English language, further language (Danish, German or French) would be considered a plus
  • Proactive and consultative approach with strong ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing work requirements
Berry Global
Consumer Packaging International
Sapphire House Crown way
Rushton NN106FB
United Kingson
Gillian Doughty
+44 7968 429166