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Estee Lauder | Melville, New York
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Associate Counsel, Patent

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


* Position based in Melville, NY
* Independently prepare and prosecute US patent applications through all stages to either issuance or abandonment for inventions in chemical formulations and processes and mechanical inventions in simple packaging and components
* Significant technology related agreement drafting and negotiating experience (e.g. joint development, exclusivity, MSAs, and supply agreements)
* Develop robust patent strategies
* Conduct patent due diligence for M&A transactions
* Supervise and assist outside counsel handling US and foreign patent prosecution of US-based inventions
* Assist in preparing opinions on validity and infringement under the supervision of VP Patent Counsel
* Independently train scientists on IP legal principles as well as the various IP-related forms and processes
* Protect ELC from financial and reputational risk by developing and communicating critical risk mitigation and margin protection patent strategies
* Advise and consult with clients to identify critical legal issues, assess potential legal options, and provide individuals and teams with an analysis and range of possible legal solutions
* Exercise good business judgment related to company legal matters
* Experience drafting and prosecuting design patents a plus
* Experience with litigation and/or administrative challenges a plus


+ JD from top law school

+ 8 years of experience

+ English

+ Admission in good standing to the Bar of the State of New York and the United States Patent and Trademark Office

+ Cosmetic and/or OTC industry experience highly desirable

+ Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering (chemical, biomedical, mechanical), or similar

+ Practical working knowledge of organic chemistry and mechanical technology sufficient to prepare and prosecute patent applications on formulas, ingredients, processes and basic cosmetic packaging and components

+ Excellent writing skills

+ JD from a top law school

+ Licensed in NY; registered Patent attorney

+ 8 years of patent experience at AM Law 200 firm and/or Fortune 1000 company

+ Global experience; experience working with multi-national companies

+ Ability to form strong relationships with business leaders and serve as a counterpart to the R&D team

+ Ability to execute in a complex matrixed environment

Job: Legal

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 1710946

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