Philips IP (Intellectual Property)Counsel in Shanghai, China


IP Counsel

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 will

  • 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.

  • 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 IP rights as against infringers. 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;

  • Prepared and filed patent applications, including design patent applications, in China and abroad;

  • Handled IP litigation and administrative enforcement actions;

  • Conducted IP risk assessment;

  • Drafted and negotiated IP provisions in contracts;

  • 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. Why should you join Philips? Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .