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Specialist - Patent Prosecution

Job Id:  4871

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Department:  Global IP
Function:  Regulatory, Research and Development
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

about upl:

UPL is focused on emerging as a premier global provider of total crop solutions designed to secure the world’s long-term food supply. Winning farmers hearts across the globe, while leading the way with innovative products and services that make agriculture sustainable, UPL is the fastest growing company in the industry. Our successes in the field add up to powerful financials. UPL delivers results from protecting crops that translate into attractive investor value. Based on the recognition that humankind is one community, UPL’s overarching commitment is to improve areas of its presence, workplace and customer engagement.


Our purpose isOpenAg’. An agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. No limits, no borders.


Job Summary:

The role is part of the Global IP Function, responsible for Patent Prosecution in different jurisdictions (US, EP, IN, BR, CN etc.). Defending UPL's application against Pre- Post grant Opposition. Patent database update. National Phase filing.


JOb Responsibilities:


  • Interaction with R&D to ascertain recipe and process filed in the patent application.
  • Strategize claim amendments with team lead and law firms
  • Support law firms in preparing arguments on technical front with respect to patent prosecution and oppositions. Filing of National Phase application.
  • Co-ordination for POAs and assignment.
  • Updating patent database.
  • Attend hearing in patent office and court.
  • Timely reply to the office actions without extensions. 
  • Strategize divisional filings
  • Interaction with cross functional teams for gathering information regarding formulation and process



  • Overall, 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s in chemistry (MSc) OR Pharmaceutical sciences (M. Pharma)                    
  • PG Diploma in IPR, Patent agent, LLB
  • Good understanding & interpretation on patent laws in different jurisdictions.
  • LLB and Patent Agent is preferred.                          
  • Good Interpersonal skill required to interact with cross functional teams, Internal (Marketing, Business Teams and R&D) & External stake holders (Law Firms Attorneys)                             


Location: Mumbai, India



INFLUENCE: Success in this role will require partnership & collaboration through influence with middle and senior management within the organization to execute the strategies that foster organizational effectiveness.

BUSINESS ACUMEN: The individual in this role must understand business priorities and translate them into an agenda that supports the business as it grows.

RESULTS ORIENTATION: Strong capability in focusing on tasks and results to achieving goals, solving problems, maintaining productivity, and making fast decisions by using a critical thinking approach.

ENTREPRENURIAL MINDSET: Ability to manage ambiguous situations, bringing new ideas, concepts / solutions for debate and be confident & driven to lead them to successful implementation.

ORGANIZATION/PROJECT MANGEMENT:  Plan and schedule work according to changing priorities; designs and maintains effective systems and processes for managing work.