Patent Agent
Solvay - Houston, TX

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At Solvay, our vision for the future drives everything we do. We are inspired by the ambition to take part in the reshaping of our industry by building a sustainable and pioneering business with chemistry at its heart.

Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving quality of life and its customer’s performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water, environment and electronics.

Join the 31,000 collaborators of Solvay and you’ll become part of leading and fast-paced worldwide chemical group.

The Patent Agent’s key responsibilities include:
Draft, file, and prosecute patent applications,

File and prosecute US national stage counterparts of PCT applications,

Assist in management of patent drafting, filing, and prosecution services provided by outside US and foreign counsel, and

Support preparation of opinions regarding freedom to operate, validity of third parties' IP rights, other IP-related matters.


BS in chemical engineering, chemistry, or materials science required. Graduate degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or materials science a plus

Registered to practice and in good standing in US Patent and Trademark Office,

Minimum 3 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting applications relating to chemical industry in

corporate or law firm environment,

Ability to understand and apply patent law principles in an international context,

Familiarity with US Patent Office Electronic Business Center systems (EFS Web and PAIR),

Familiarity with PCT rules and procedures regarding the handling of international patent applications,

Excellent written and oral English language communication skills (proficiency in additional language(s) a


Strong analytical and problem solving ability,

Ability to interact effectively with all levels within the organization, particularly at the interface of business,

IP law, and technology, and

Comfortable working in a multinational, multicultural professional environment.

Primary Location


United States-Texas-Houston




Solvay - 19 months ago - save job - block
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