Patent Agent

Patent Agent



The Patent Agent will work with an international team in our Patent Management group and support our U.S. initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Patent Filing and Prosecution
    • File new patent applications originating from US-operations of ALTANA
    • File new patent applications, originating from non-US operations of ALTANA
    • Respond to US Office Actions 
  • Patent drafting
    • Draft new patent applications originating from US-operations of ALTANA
  • Patent analysis
    • Support US-operations in patent analysis and patent landscaping
    • Support M&A transaction
  • IP Training
    • Give training on IP topics to US-operations, such as requirements for patenting, rules for inventorship, and more general IP awareness.


Qualifications, knowledge & skills:

  1. Registered patent agent with the USPTO.
  2. Bachelor degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.
  3. 5+ years of practical experience as inhouse patent agent in the chemical industry or in a midsize IP/law firm supporting clients from the chemical industry.
  4. Must have a hands-on and service-focused style.
  5. Collaborative and consultative team player who possesses an ability to work well both independently and in a team environment, including with senior management.
  6. Displays a strong business acumen.
  7. Is capable of issue identification and creative problem-solving while also being detail oriented and well-organized.
  8. Is able to analyze, develop and execute solutions to complex IP issues.
  9. Excellent organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects and conflicting demands.

Our Plus

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. 

About us

The ALTANA Group is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals. Our innovative products improve properties of materials used in products seen in our everyday lives. ALTANA has a global network of subsidiaries and employs a workforce of more than 7,000 people worldwide.


ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ALTANA Management Services, Inc.