Yerevan, Armenia





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Be a part of a revolutionary change. At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. With huge change, comes huge opportunity! So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. It’s so rare in R&D that everything aligns to create the ideal conditions for outstanding work. Right now, at PMI, that’s exactly what’s happening. R&D is the driving force for our bold new vision: to replace cigarettes with a revolutionary portfolio of alternative products. Join us and you’ll have the resources, support and technology you need to break new ground and see ideas come to life! You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest scientists in their fields, with fast access to subject experts and commercial decision-makers. If you’re creative, courageous and ready to take risks, you can make a huge impact and propel your career in an endless number of directions. Ultimately, by delivering our smoke-free future, your work could change the lives of a billion smokers. Your 'day to day' As an IP Intelligence Officer you will supervise third party patent filings for technologies and products of possible interest to PMI/R&D. You will also determine with subject-matter and legal specialists the true relevance of such technologies for current and future product pipeline, report to various partners, perform prior art searches and recommend actions. More specifically, you will • Drive and manage benchmarking studies and patent evaluations of third parties (including major tobacco industry, product & technology competitors) relating to similar products and key technologies of potential interest • Brainstorm with and assist subject-matter-experts and report relevant or interesting applications and technologies/products to Product Development team, Manager, Management and Legal. Present regular executive overviews across departments. • Support IP Strategies by providing comprehensive and focused patent evaluations of relevance to such strategy and PMI inventions. Provide input to different partners. • Develop and maintain a governance structure and process to timely report on events relating to third party patent filings and applications such as change of ownership, filing of divisional application, and proceed to grant. Report on such and trends in the tobacco industry relating to reduced risk products and provide meaningful recommendations. • Prepare formal reports and summary dashboards with statistics, technical and legal content on competitor filings and technologies of business relevance, along with regular presentations to management • Provide technical mentorship in the area of expertise; help to gather inventions, facilitate the prior art searches, provide technical/scientific support to other functions • Ensure correct and effective working relationship between the other departments in the IP Management, and with IP Intelligence service providers in managing scope, quality and timely deliverables of outputs in areas related to IP Intelligence. Who we're looking for • University/Engineering Master's degree / Ph.D. in science or technology • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a technical field relevant to PMI business. • Understanding of patenting procedures and experience with patenting. Training Course on Patent Law or IP Qualifying Examination exam study is a plus. • Experience in setting up, maintaining and searching in databases; understanding of patent databases is a must • Strong analytical skills • Substantial experience in effective teamwork and within cross-functional project organization • Proficiency in both orally and written communication skills • Fluency in both written and spoken English is a must. A good working command in a second language is an asset. What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.