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United States, Stamford, CT, , Rocky Hill, CT, Law & Chief Compliance Office

Patent Counsel


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Prepare and prosecute US patent applications, originating from the US and coordinate prosecution of counterpart non-US patent applications. 

  • Filing and prosecuting US patent applications originating from Germany and China among other locations. 

  • Overseeing and managing patent application work being performed by outside counsel. Provide counsel to the business on third party patent positions. Investigate infringement of Henkel US patents by third parties.

  •  Recommend and implement enforcement actions in coordination with outside litigation counsel. Draft, negotiate, and/or review agreements, such as license agreements, secrecy agreements, joint development agreements and acquisition/divestiture agreements.

  • Participate in due diligence and other merger and acquisition activities.  Work with the Research & Development Community on a regular basis to identify inventions, encourage the timely preparation and submission of invention disclosures, and prepare and prosecute .

  • This role can be based in Stamford, CT or Rocky Hill, CT


  •  Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science. Juris Doctorate degree from accredited Law School and admitted to at least one state bar and be registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark office. 

  • Academics, industrial, or legal experience with an excellent understanding or organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and/or material science.

  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing licensed patent attorney, preferably with a mix of law firm and corporate, in house experience. •

  • Recent hands on experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical arts and strong command of USPTO rules and regulations, including the AIA.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190002Q3


Henkel’s application process

2:02 min.