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At our site in Frankfurt/Main we are looking for a Patent Attorney (m/f/d)



Patent Attorney Biology/Biotech,


you will be part of the Global Biologics Patent team within Sanofi’s Global Intellectual Property Department. Based in Frankfurt, you will be dedicated to all aspects of patent protection for a diverse range of programs across Sanofi's global business units in the biologics area. You will advise on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, worldwide patent portfolio management, overall IP strategy, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses.


  • Interact with clients (Therapeutic Units and R&D technology platforms) mainly in Germany on a daily basis, provide client counselling and proactively solicit invention disclosures
  • Proactively counsel clients about IP strategy related to client’s business
  • Provide patentability evaluation of IP related to internal or external projects
  • Prepare, file and prosecute EPO, US and foreign patent applications in biotechnology areas
  • Participate in the drafting, reviewing and negotiations of agreements covering intellectual property rights
  • Conduct, direct and analyse searches and renders opinions on validity, non-infringement and patent avoidance of third-party patents
  • Review proposed research papers and other publications for impact on patent estate
  • Manage post filing legal aspects (oppositions, litigation)


  • A motivated proactive person, exhibiting initiative to contribute to the team in more ways than mere handling of assigned projects
  • Graduate degree (Diploma, Master, PhD) in a biological or biochemistry science, ideally with  PhD
  • European Patent Attorney qualification with ideally at least 2-3 y post-EQE experience
  • German Patent Attorney qualification would be a plus
  • Min. 7 years of patent law experience gained in-house or in a law firm
  • Mandatory requirement is experience in handling complex biologics IP matters, especially therapeutic biological molecules, such as antibodies, peptides, nucleic acids and/or cytokines, and in the field of biologics platform activities (multi-specific antibodies, antibody formats, gene therapy, bioprocesses, formulations, drug device combinations etc.)
  • Able to independently handle the drafting and prosecution of patent applications
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating IP agreements
  • Experience in handling EPO oppositions and Appeals, with good advocacy skills, would be a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team within an international professional network and interact with colleagues in other countries
  • Fluent in German and English

Our offer

  • An internatio­nal work environ­ment, in which you can develop your talent and realize ideas and inno­vations within a compe­tent team.
  • An attractive, market-oriented salary aligned with your qualifi­cations and including social benefits above average (e.g. company pension plans, health manage­ment).
  • An individual and well-struc­tured intro­duc­tion and training of new employees.
  • You can create your own career path within Sanofi. Your profes­sio­nal and personal de­velop­ment will be suppor­ted purposefully.
  • As a globally successful and constantly growing company, Sanofi provides inter­national career paths as well.

If you are interested, please send us your online application.

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
HR Recruitment Services
Gebäude K 703
65926 Frankfurt am Main