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Ever since its creation, P&TS has always counted on the excellence of its services to ensure growth. Every day, we assist our Swiss and international clients in developing new products and recouping their R&D costs through protection against infringement by competitors.

Without the talent of our employees, we would not be able to offer the very high quality services our clients deserve. It is indeed thanks to their motivation, their knowledge and their commitment that P&TS has achieved its success.

In order to sustain our development, we are continuously seeking top-class professionals capable of working as Patent Attorneys / IP Monitoring & Search Specialists / IP Formalities Officers /Lawyers in technology law

P&TS offers a dynamic, young and multicultural environment with a communication-oriented company culture.

We are based in Neuchâtel and Zurich, in beautifully renovated historical buildings close to the city center and to the main buildings. If you are fluent in English, German and French and willing to join an expanding team of IP specialists, do not hesitate to send us your application by e-mail to csm@patentattorneys.ch

If you have experience as a patent counsellor or in the administration of an intellectual property firm, you speak French, English, and preferably German, and you are keen to join a dynamic company, please send us your CV. Our aim is to bring together the best specialists in our field and it will be our pleasure to take your application into consideration.

We have two open positions in Zurich

  1. Patent formalities officer, 80% to 100%
  2. Patent Attorney, 80 to 100%

We are looking for a

Responsible for patent formalities, 80% to 100%

JOB PROFILE

The position is available immediately, based in Zurich (Switzerland), with regular trips to Neuchâtel (at least twice / month).
It includes in particular the following activities :

  • Autonomous management of a portfolio of varied clients in the administrative follow-up of the stages related to patent filing, national or international, in partnership with the attorney responsible for the client
  • Welcome clients, by phone and in person
  • Mail management
  • Management of the proper functioning of the premises and interface with the owner or technical management
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Zurich office manager or clients

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate has several years of experience in patent administration, preferably in a private practice.

He/She is native German or Swiss German and perfectly able to draft documents in English. A good passive and active knowledge of French is a definite advantage.

He/She is comfortable with computer tools.

He or she is able to work simultaneously on several projects and to organize his/her work and his/her time in an efficient way, despite often severe time constraints which must be strictly adhered to. His/Her spirit of initiative and organization skills allow him/her to improve the efficiency and the processes of the company.

He/She should have a personality which exhibits integrity, honesty and loyalty. He/She preferably plans to establish a long-term relationship with P&TS.

He/She should be able to work independently after an introductory period of a few months in the P&TS offices in Neuchâtel; the candidate will be expected to maintain regular links with the team based in Neuchâtel, while being mainly based in Zurich.

If you recognize yourself as fulfilling this demanding profile, we would invite you to send your application for the position (including your CV, cover letter and any appropriate references) to us by e-mail at csm@patentattorneys.ch. Your application will of course be treated confidentially.

We are looking for a

Responsible for patent formalities, 80% to 100%

JOB PROFILE

The position is available immediately, based in Zurich (Switzerland), with regular trips to Neuchâtel (at least twice / month).
It includes in particular the following activities :

  • Autonomous management of a portfolio of varied clients in the administrative follow-up of the stages related to patent filing, national or international, in partnership with the attorney responsible for the client
  • Welcome clients, by phone and in person
  • Mail management
  • Management of the proper functioning of the premises and interface with the owner or technical management
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Zurich office manager or clients

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate has several years of experience in patent administration, preferably in a private practice.

He/She is native German or Swiss German and perfectly able to draft documents in English. A good passive and active knowledge of French is a definite advantage.

He/She is comfortable with computer tools.

He or she is able to work simultaneously on several projects and to organize his/her work and his/her time in an efficient way, despite often severe time constraints which must be strictly adhered to. His/Her spirit of initiative and organization skills allow him/her to improve the efficiency and the processes of the company.

He/She should have a personality which exhibits integrity, honesty and loyalty. He/She preferably plans to establish a long-term relationship with P&TS.

He/She should be able to work independently after an introductory period of a few months in the P&TS offices in Neuchâtel; the candidate will be expected to maintain regular links with the team based in Neuchâtel, while being mainly based in Zurich.

If you recognize yourself as fulfilling this demanding profile, we would invite you to send your application for the position (including your CV, cover letter and any appropriate references) to us by e-mail at csm@patentattorneys.ch. Your application will of course be treated confidentially.

We are looking for a

Patent Attorney, with a background in electronics, software or physics

Professional representative at the EPO, or in the process of becoming one

JOB PROFILE

The position is available immediately, based in Zurich (Switzerland), with regular trips to Neuchâtel (at least twice / month).

It includes in particular the following activities:

  • Autonomous management of a portfolio of varied clients
  • Processing of invention disclosure
  • Patentability studies, in collaboration with our patent research specialists
  • Research for freedom to operate
  • Advice on protection and filing strategy
  • Drafting of patent and design applications
  • Prosecution of patent and design applications with the competent patent offices
  • Management of filings at international level, relying on a network of correspondents.
  • Opposition procedures, as representative of the patentee or the opponent
  • Advice and assistance in patent prosecution and litigation
  • Due diligence studies, intellectual property audits
  • Other tasks as assigned by clients

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate has a technical background as an engineer in physics, electronics, or computer science. He also has several years of experience in patents, preferably in a Private Practice, has preferably taken CEIPI courses, and has successfully passed the EPO representative examinations, or is about to take them.

The candidate is a native German or Swiss German speaker and perfectly able to express himself and write patent applications in English. A good passive and active knowledge of French is a definite advantage.

The candidate should have excellent analytical skills, benefiting from excellent general scientific knowledge; the candidate should be able to quickly understand the technical and commercial aspects of inventions in new fields. He/She is familiar with the industrial and commercial fabric of German-speaking Switzerland, and preferably already has a well-established network of contacts. He/She is able to work on several projects simultaneously and organize his work and time efficiently, often within severe time constraints which must strictly be adhered to. His/Her spirit of initiative and organization allow him to improve the efficiency and the processes of the company.

He/She should have a personality which exhibits integrity, honesty and loyalty. He/She preferably plans to establish a long-term relationship with P&TS.
The candidate should have the ability to isolate himself and stay focused when it comes to solving complex problems or drafting patent applications or other lengthy texts. However, he particularly appreciates the contact with colleagues and with inventors.

He/She should be able to work independently after an introductory period of a few months in the P&TS offices in Neuchâtel; the candidate will be expected to maintain regular links with the team based in Neuchâtel, while being mainly based in Zurich.

If you recognize yourself as fulfilling this demanding profile, we would invite you to send your application for the position (including your CV, cover letter and any appropriate references) to csm@patentattorneys.ch. Your application will of course be treated confidentially.

We are looking for an

Accountant 50%

JOB PROFILE

The position is available immediately, based in Neuchâtel.

Attached to Operations, the candidate is responsible for keeping the company’s accounts properly.

He/she evolves within a team composed of patent, design and trademarks patent formalities officers and attorneys engineers, lawyers and analysts.

He/she carries out the following activities:

  • Input accounting entries using the accounting software
  • Monitoring debtors and creditors, in compliance with accounting rules
  • Management of the VAT statement
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual closures
  • Participation in the elaboration and monitoring the budget / cash flow budget
  • Work in collaboration with the various internal people to ensure a perfect interface/congruence between the business ERP used in particular to generate invoices and the accounting software.
  • Customer support for billing issues
  • Involvement with those concerned in the invoices reminder process
  • Other tasks assigned by the direct supervisor or management

PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE

Knowledge:

The candidate holds or is in the process of preparing the accounting certificate and has a few years of accounting experience.

He/she has a good knowledge of English and French (read, written and spoken) and has at least a passive knowledge of German, at least in writing.

He or she is comfortable with computer tools.

Know-how:

  • Rigor
  • Strong sense of organization and collaboratio

Soft skills:

  • Discretion and absolute respect of the confidentiality of the information treated
  • Team spirit, open and pro-active spirit
  • Sense of responsibility and efficiency
  • Flexibility and adaptability

He/she is preferably considering establishing a long-term relationship with P&TS.

If you recognize yourself as fulfilling this profile, we would invite you to send your application for the position (including your CV, cover letter and any appropriate references) to us by e-mail at ard@patentattorneys.ch. Your application will of course be treated confidentially.

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