Philips IP Counsel in Shanghai, China

  • Act as the specialist for design patent related matters for IP&S in China.

  • Develop design filing strategies for Philips businesses operating in China; evaluate design patent applications with the goal of providing optimal protection and generating maximum long term value to Philips.

  • Work in collaboration with global IP&S colleagues to enforce Philips design rights, as well as other IP rights against infringers.

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute high quality patent applications meeting international standards. Maintain a prosecution docket of Chinese and foreign patent applications.

  • Provide strategic IP counseling to internal clients, including negotiating and drafting agreements with IP provisions.

  • Assess and manage third party IP risks.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Protect cutting edge innovations and turn IP rights into valuable assets that support the growth, profitability, and competitiveness of Philips’ businesses

You are responsible for

  • Develop and execute filing strategies for design patents in China for all of Philips businesses in China, with the goal of providing optimal protection and generating maximum long term value to Philips.

  • Working in collaboration with global IP&S and business colleagues to enforce Philips design rights against infringers.

  • Prepare and file high quality design patent applications meeting international standards.

  • Being able to draft and prosecution patent applications, and maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of Chinese and foreign patent applications.

  • Provide strategic IP counseling to internal clients, including negotiating and drafting agreements with IP provisions such as strategic collaboration, joint development, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Assess and manage third party IP risks. When necessary, seek to obtain access to third party IP rights at the lowest cost possible for Philips’ products and services.

You are a part of

An international community of experienced and highly trained IP professionals with a wide-ranging of technical expertise. You are acting as a strategic advisor in IP matters to Philips’ businesses and research organization.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Admission to practice before the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or the European Patent Office;

  • Admission to practice law is preferred;

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in handling IP matters, including extensive experience in filing and enforcing design patents such as:

  • Preparing and filing design patent applications in China and abroad,

  • Handling IP litigation and administrative enforcement, with an emphasis on design patent enforcement,

  • IP licensing,

  • IP risk assessments,

  • IP valuations,

  • Contract drafting and negotiations;

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese is required;

  • A proactive, entrepreneurial, business-oriented working attitude and a proven understanding of the commercial value of IP;

  • Strong analytical and organization skills;

  • Excellent relationship building, influencing, and negotiation skills;

  • The confidence and communication skills to operate at all levels both internally and externally.

In return, we offer you

Bigger scope and great platform across all Philips China businesses

Why should you join Philips?

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