Philips IP Counsel, Digital & Software in Shanghai, China

This IP Counsel ("IPC") will provide strategic IP counseling to one or more Philips businesses and research teams operating in Greater China. In this role, this IPC will also help Philips businesses secure competitive advantage by protecting new technical developments and innovations, particularly in the field of digital innovations. In addition, he/she will enforce Philips IP rights against third party infringers, as well as assessing infringement risks of third party IP rights and securing value for IP in transactions.

Do you have the commercial, technical, and IP skills to protect cutting edge innovations and turn IP rights into valuable assets that support the growth, profitability, and competitiveness of Philips’ businesses? Would you like to be a part of Philips’ transformation to a digital solutions provider? If the answer is yes, then joining Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) as an IP Counsel is an opportunity to accelerate your career in one of the world’s largest and best known industrial IP organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • By joining Philips IP&S as an IP Counsel, you are joining 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.

  • You will provide strategic IP counseling to one or more Philips businesses and research teams operating in Greater China. In this role, you will also help Philips businesses secure competitive advantage by protecting new technical developments and innovations, particularly in the field of digital innovations. In addition, you will enforce Philips IP rights against third party infringers, as well as assessing infringement risks of third party IP rights and securing value for IP in transactions.

  • Your responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate invention disclosures, particularly in the software space, with the goal of providing optimal protection and generating maximum long term value to Philips.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Although you typically operate within a particular Philips product category, your expertise will be leveraged across the entire Philips IP&S team.

We are looking for an experienced IP counsel with

  • At least a bachelor level degree in science or engineering (electrical engineering or computer-related discipline is preferred);

  • 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

  • Drafting and prosecuting internationally filed patent applications,

  • IP litigation and administrative 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

  • A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

  • 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 http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . 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 http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .