Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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IP Counsel

Business line: China
Country: China
Location: Beijing
Job description: 1. Develop and implement Local IP strategy to efficiently operate Valemt’s IP assets (patents, trademarks and know-how/trade secrets)
2. Direct local IP enforcement and prosecution,
3. Evaluate, advice on and direct IP infringement and invalidation actions (patents, trademarks)
4. Assist in patent applications and trademark registrations
5. Monitor Chinese IP activities in all areas of interest to Valmet
6. Draft IP documents such as licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements etc.
7. Instruct, coordinate and supervise patent/trademark attorneys in China
8. Provide internal training
9. Lead and manage IP team (patent engineers) in China
Requirements: 1. Work complexity and business impact:
2. Works independently to complete given assignments and projects, dealing with demanding legal activities for assigned unit(s).
3. Guides and influences others within own area of expertise.
4. May supervise a team of specialists.
5. Geographical scope: national/regional
6. Typical minimum relevant experience required: 5-8 years