Due to our business growth, our team of patent agents continues to expand and grow. FMC seeks an experienced patent agent qualified to practice before the US Patent Office.
Develop and maintain a patent portfolio which protects an assigned portion of FMC’s Discovery and Development R&D.
Prepare and prosecute patent applications in jurisdictions worldwide.
Develop and update IP strategy to stay aligned with business strategy.
Conduct periodic patent portfolio reviews to maintain alignment with business and strategic direction.
Support IP attorneys, including analysis of third- party patents.
Manage legal costs and resources.
At minimum a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related field.
5+ years or more R&D experience
5+ years in a patent agent role
Ability to travel to Philadelphia 1 day per week
Qualified to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Takes initiative and works independently, while coordinating with colleagues and internal clients
Demonstrated ability to manage executive level confidential situations
Ability to prioritize work independently and exercise sound judgement
Ability to share his/her knowledge with others, while maintaining strict levels of confidentiality
Anticipates needs, takes initiative, and has perseverance
Highly organized, detail oriented and able to follow through on assignments
Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with business persons and with other departments to advance organizational goals
Ability to plan, organize, and carryout multiple, detailed tasks
Ability to be a proactive, self-starter, who understands the details within a much larger context
A confident, but flexible disposition
Internal Number: 2020-9164
About FMC Corporation
FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.