Sun Chemical

Patent Agent

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About the Organization

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.


The Patent Agent position exists to reduce external outside counsel spending and assist the Senior IP Counsel and Senior Patent Agent with management of the Company’s patent portfolio and to help drive innovation from ideation to product launch. This is a hybrid position based out of Parsippany, NJ.


Under the supervision of the Senior IP Counsel and Senior Patent Agent, the candidate would:

  • Provide support in drafting Invention Records with inventors
  • Draft patent applications developed from Technology and Manufacturing
  • Provide support managing Sun/DIC global patent filing strategy
  • Provide support for patentability and freedom-to-operate studies
  • Conduct patent searches and manage weekly/monthly reports to SBUs (Strategic Business Units (SBUs)
  • Provide support in patent lifecycle maintenance
  • Organize Patent Committee – co-administer meetings with Senior Patent Agent
  • Provide support implementing the inventors’ recognition and awards program
  • Monitor and report on changes/updates to the patent laws and rules
  • If not admitted to practice before the USPTO, pass the patent bar within two (2) years

Position Requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a registered technical subject or equivalent in accordance with the qualifications for the admission to practice before the USPTO
  • 3+ year experience in laboratory research or manufacturing
  • Excellent oral and written communication, problem solving and organization skills with scrupulous attention to detail
  • Ability to critically read and understand scientific literature, lab experimentation, data, results, and scientific methods

Preferred prior experiences:

  • Familiarity with ink, pigment and/or printing ink chemistry in graphic arts space
  • Patent application drafting and prosecution
  • Using commercial patent search and data analytics tools
  • Working in a corporation or global organization

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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