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Specialist IPD

Job Id:  6845

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Department:  IPD
Function:  R and D Chemistry
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Purpose of the Role:

The position will cater to the increasing requests for patent check (Pre-screening/ FTO/ Landscape/ Combination Portfolio) and will assist the team to perform thorough patent check for advancing projects that are bound by strict timelines.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Conduct prior art search to identify novelty, and inventive step
  • Support R&D with literature as and when required and engage into discussion
  • Providing technical support for office actions/patent litigation related activities in terms of searching.
  • To conduct searches for new technology projects, compile, collate information, prepare report
  • Freedom to operate analysis; Patent searches using various databases
  • Preparation of patent landscape
  • Infringement analysis of formulation/recipe proposed by R & D and review of critical patents.
  • Pre-screening patent report
  • Identify blocking patents
  • Design IP strategy for blocking patents
  • Identify patent filing opportunity




  1. MSc in Org Chemistry
  2. 8-12 years of relevant experience
  3. Knowledge about Search databases, patent office searches, relevant searches in Google and basic knowledge in IPR
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law & Practice (Preferred)
  5. Understanding of the chemical/agrochemical business (Preferred)



We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.