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At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.


Patent Counsel (m/f/d) 






  • Provide comprehensive counseling in IP matters to internal customers, especially in research
  • Draft patent applications
  • Prosecute patent applications before the patent offices and instruct and coordinate local attorneys
  • Create and implement IP strategies for the projects in your global responsibility
  • Timely identify and address critical IP issues in the company and actively contribute to a corresponding containment strategy
  • Contribute to the enforcement and defense of own patents against third parties
  • Participate in contract negotiations and create draft agreements
  • Prepare legal opinions for own products with regard to third-party IP rights




  • University degree (Master) in the area of sciences, preferably with a major in chemistry
  • Knowledge of patent law, preferably shown by passing the European Qualifying Examination
  • Strong skills to understand complex legal and technical matters quickly and to communicate them in a comprehensible way both in oral and written form
  • Ability to handle numerous of different tasks in parallel while meeting external time limits
  • Expertise to convince internal decision-makers as well as external contractual partners, patent offices and courts
  • Business fluent in English and German, both written and spoken




This is your opportunity to tackle the world’s biggest challenges with us: Maintaining our health, feeding growing populations and slowing the rate of climate change. You have a voice, ideas and perspectives and we want to hear them. Because our success begins with you. Be part of something big. Be Bayer.

Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

Location:            ​   Monheim am Rhein

Division: ​               Enabling Functions

Reference Code:  496733


Job Segment: Patent, Compliance, Law, Legal, Research, Bilingual

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