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Intellectual Property Officer

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a worldwide distributor of chemical products. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya now has a global presence extending to more than 100 locations in over 50 countries and 6,000 employees.

At our headquarters in Switzerland, we are searching for a(n)

Intellectual Property Officer

Job main responsibilities


  • Fully responsible for all Intellectual Property (IP) matters for at least a segment of Omya's business
  • Assess patentability and defensibility of prospective IP
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications
  • Manage disputes such as patent oppositions and litigations
  • Support Omya's research and development process and new product development
  • Manage regular patent maintenance decisions
  • Develop and update IP strategies for the segment(s) responsible
  • Provide trainings in IP legal issues and best practices
  • Supervise work performed by outside counsel

Candidate profile requirements

  • MSc-Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or chemistry related field
  • Preferably registered to practice before the European Patent Office or partly qualified, National Patent Attorney qualification a plus
  • At least 3 years of experience in an IP department in-house or law firm
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork and networking skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English, German a plus but not necessary
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed about 10% to 20%


Oftringen / AG/Switzerland


Omya (Schweiz) AG
Baslerstrasse 42
4665 Oftringen