Intellectual Property Manager (m/f/d)

Are you excited about innovation as you are about its protection and development towards market application? Do you combine a scientific background in biotech with an analytical mindset and good communication skills? 


Are you talented in handling complex technical information in a concise manner and with great attention to detail, as well as simplifying and explaining the same information to a non-professional audience?

Then join our Legal & IP team as “Intellectual Property Manager” and support us on site in Leipzig.

c-LEcta, part of Kerry Group, is a leading developer and supplier of biotechnological products for regulated markets like food and pharma and are currently looking for a talented candidate (f/m/d) to support its Legal/IP team in protecting intellectual property of the Group. You will work closely with scientific, business and legal functions of c-LEcta and Kerry Group.

Key responsibilities 

  • Monitor R&D development activities for identifying inventions and developing patent options
  • Conducting patentability and freedom–to–operate evaluations
  • Searching, analyzing, and evaluating information from literature and scientific communication with respect to IP matters  
  • Maintenance, development and management of c‑LEcta’s patent portfolio
  • Support of Kerry Group on innovation matters
  • Drafting patent applications and responses to office actions during patent prosecution in close collaboration with external patent attorneys and IP colleagues
  • Communication with external patent attorneys, IP consultants and company inventors 

Your Skills

  • Academic Degree (at least Bachelor, Master or PhD preferred) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, (Molecular) Biology, Chemistry, or comparable education and experience
  • Basic knowledge in protection or commercialization of IP. Experience in managing and defending patent matters in house or an IP firm is a plus
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to simplify complex information
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team and to meet tight timelines
  • Very good English and ideally German in writing and language 

We give you the time to grow into this role and you will get support from our dedicated and motivated colleagues.

Heike Kutschke
Head of Human Resources
T: 0341 355 214 14
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