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We are seeking a


qualified European patent attorney


with a background in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Immunology or equivalent. As a member of the CPS Reagent Patent Team, you will address IP-related aspects concerning our products, raw material, reagents, production processes, and assays, e.g. in clinical chemistry or immunology. You will secure protection for our innovation, ensure freedom to operate and market exclusivity during the life cycle of our products and provide IP support to our colleagues in various functions including R&D, Medical Affairs, Legal, Licensing, and Business Development.


Key responsibilities:


  • Handling of invention reports and drafting of patent applications in close collaboration with Research & Development, reviewing of planned publications

  • Responsibility for all patent aspects including prosecution, defense and enforcement of patent rights

  • Patent portfolio management, supporting the decision making process for worldwide filings, maintenance and abandonment of patent filings

  • Performing freedom to operate analyses

  • Evaluate contract terms related to IP and coordinate with the Legal and Licensing departments on the drafting and negotiating of same.


Key requirements:


  • University degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Immunology, or similar fields is required, preferably with PhD, and a broadly based interest in science and technology.

  • Qualification as European Patent Attorney with at least 3 years experience in a law firm or in industry; Qualification as German or Swiss national Patent Attorney would be desirable

  • Experience with patenting of healthcare related Inventions; some experience in patenting of Computer Implemented Inventions would be favorable

  • Fluent English and German language skills

  • Strong interest in patent law and interdisciplinary matters with a will to broaden horizons in this field and taking pleasure in a variety of intellectually stimulating work

  • Well-developed analytical and writing skills, finely honed interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and to handle several projects simultaneously

  • A well-structured, reliable and precise style of work, strong business acumen

  • You are a team player


The position will be located at the Patent Department of Roche Diagnostics International Ltd. in Rotkreuz, Switzerland.

Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.
Talent Acquisition
Forrenstrasse 2
6343 Rotkreuz
Janine Izadi