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IP Counsel


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Work with assigned business units to identify inventions and draft patent applications covering such inventions for LANXESS Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for LANXESS Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Manage a global patent portfolio based on a patent strategy developed with the assigned business units, including overseeing outside counsel’s prosecution of foreign filed patent applications.
  • Provide counseling on legal issues relating to the enforcement of LANXESS' intellectual property rights and compliance with third parties’ intellectual property rights, including Freedom to Operate opinions.
  • Negotiate, draft and review IP related agreements, including confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, and joint development agreements.    
  • Assist in the selection and management of outside counsel in the prosecution/defense of various IP legal issues, including freedom to operate and infringement opinions.
  • Interpret court decisions, conduct legal research, have knowledge of statutes and governmental regulations to provide legal advice on current and pending IP legal developments.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of business and operational goals and objectives of the assigned areas.


  • Juris Doctor Required 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science Required
  • License to practice law in at least one state (including a CT House License where appropriate) 
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in Patent Law, in-house experience preferred
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  3307

Shelton, CT, US, 06484

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

Job Segment: Intellectual Property, Compliance, Outside Sales, Chemical Engineer, Materials Science, Legal, Sales, Science, Engineering

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