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Patent Counsel (m/f/d)

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
  • Drafting of patent applications in collaboration with the inventors and filing the applications with the patent offices
  • Prosecute pending applications, in particular review and response to Office Actions
  • Filing of opposition or nullity actions against issued patents of third parties
  • Defense of Company's patents against oppositions, appeals or nullity actions of third parties
  • Prepare legal opinions evaluating third party-patents as potential obstacles for planned products, their manufacture or use
  • Support of infringement claims against patent infringers
  • Advice on the IP strategy and its implementation


  • University degree (Master) with a scientific background, ideally with a PhD in chemistry
  • Knowledge of patent law, preferably shown by passing the European Qualifying Examination
  • Ability to independently assess internal and external IP portfolios, develop legal opinions in consultation with the Head of Patents as well as the development of suitable IP strategies
  • Ability to timely identify divergent or competing interests within the company and ability to integrate, coordinate, and to bring about coordinated decisions considering legal requirements
  • Strong talent to negotiate and to convince decision makers as well as to communicate complex legal and technical facts along with interdependencies in a clear and understandable manner to clients
  • Being open-minded, curious, and collaborative
  • Fluent in English and German, both written and spoken. Further foreign languages are an advantage


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: 496728​

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