Sr. Specialist - FTO Formulations

Job Id:  8810

Thane, Maharashtra, India

Department:  Global IP
Function:  Intellectual Property
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Associate

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

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

• 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

• Overall 10-15 years of relevant experience
• M.Pharmacy/M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) from a premier institute
• Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law & Practice (Preferred)
• Experience in patent database searches and ability to search relevant prior arts
• Sound patent & formulation knowledge
• Good knowledge of US & Europe patent rules for Infringement analysis
• Understanding of the chemical/agrochemical business (Preferred)

Location: Thane, India



• 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.

• CUSTOMER FOCUS – Ability to building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

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

• RESOURCEFULNESS – Identifying, Securing & deploying resources effectively & efficiently (People, funds, infrastructure) to accomplish a goal