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Title:  Legal Patent Specialist

Requisition ID:  19442
Location:  Milano
Function:  Legal
Contract Type:  Permanent
Experience:  5 - 10 years

Legal Patent Specialist
Established in 1872, Pirelli is among the world’s leading tyre producers. It is the only pure consumer tyre company that includes car, motorbike, and bicycle tyres as well as associated services.
Pirelli has a distinct positioning in high value tyres, characterised by an advanced technology with more than 3,600 homologations obtained, thanks to partnerships with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world. In order to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact, Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6% of revenue from high-value products in 2020.
Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive official tyre partner of the Formula 1™ World Championship since 2011 and has renewed the agreement until 2024.
Pirelli's commitment to the creation of sustainable value, a characteristic of the Company's responsible management and its economic, social and environmental performances has resulted in its inclusion in some of the world’s most prestigious sustainability stock market indices such as the Dow Jones World and Europe Sustainability Indices and Global Compact LEAD of the United Nations.


We are looking for a patent specialist to be part of the IP – Patents & Know How team of Pirelli, reporting to the head of the function and to directly carry out the assigned activities directed to the defense and increase of the value of Pirelli patent portfolio.
The main responsibilities requested to the candidate are:
•proactively search for opportunities within the Company of identifying and patenting inventions (for new products, methods and/or processes), and evaluate the proposals coming from the R&D function;
•accurately study the patent proposals in order to understand the core of the technical result, search and compare with prior art, identify the invention to construe a patent broad in scope and in line with the business of the Company;
•prosecute the patent applications through the various formal and substantial examinations by the patent offices, including oppositions by third parties;
•monitoring third party patents to identify new trends or possible threats;
•provide the other functions of the Company with the needed support in patent and know how matters.


The ideal candidate has the following experience and skills:
•scientific degree (e.g. degree in mechanic or electronic engineering, physics)
•5-10 years of experience in patent matters (in-house or in patent firms)
•registration as Italian or European Patent Attorney is preferred
•passion for innovation and strong teamwork attitude
•English is mandatory


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