We, as AWA Switzerland, formerly pronovem Swiss, enlarge our team and open up opportunities for a European/Swiss Patent Attorney for our offices of Delémont and Geneva in Switzerland in order to increase our footprint in Switzerland and serve our present clients in the fields of Pharmacy, Biotechnologies and Medical devices. The candidate should at least have a Master’s degree or a PHD degree in Chemical / Biological / Biochemistry or Engineer degree of Applied Sciences in Medical Sciences.

Qualified with professional experience in industry or an intellectual property law firm; perfect command of French and at least very good command of English and German is expected.

We require you to possess an analytical mind, to be flexible in contact with others, to have a natural aptitude for written and oral communication including setting up comprehensive reports. You enjoy working independently. Capability of planning, organizing and coping with deadlines as well as an eye for details are necessary requirements.

As a Patent Attorney, we anticipate you are competent to carry out in-depth analysis of our client’s needs, to formulate advice on the patentability of inventions, to supervise and/or prepare patent application drafts and to defend them before the relevant Patent Offices (including oral proceedings). Besides handling proceedings for our clients, you are expected to manage the client’s patent portfolio and to get involved in elaborating on his IP Strategy and FTO analysis.
You are supposed to team up with your colleagues to ensure the best of services for the client and to be able to see and capitalize on new business opportunities. Being active in interest groups, lecturing or other business channels is an asset.

We will then be delighted to offer you a permanent full time contract with an attractive remuneration package including extra-legal advantages and the possibility to become involved in partnership on a medium term.