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The intellectual property attorney will be part of the Intellectual Property section of the Law Department. The lawyers are all located in the Company’s Pittsburgh, PA headquarters.  This role is needed to help support the company due to both acquisitions and organic growth, as well as the increasing significance and complexity of intellectual property matters.


The intellectual property attorney will report to the Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property for the Company, who reports to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Additionally, this person will work with the Vice President, Science and Technology and Chief Technology Officer as well as with members of Science and Technology team and the commercial teams.  



  • Provide strategic direction and advice in connection with the full range of intellectual property support required by the company.
  • Understand the intellectual property needs of the assigned businesses on both operating and strategic levels and provide direct IP legal support accordingly.  Integrate IP legal support with the commercial legal support of the businesses. 
  • Specific responsibility for client projects across the following IP practice areas:
    • IP Portfolio management, including strategic review and assessment of the company’s IP assets, IP generation, defense, maintenance and enforcement globally and strategic approaches for patent prosecution.
    • IP counseling, including Freedom to Operate opinions for new products and processes, invalidity opinions relating to third party patents, landscape and third party patent searching and analysis.
    • Contracting, including joint development agreements, research and development agreements, cooperation agreements, and licensing of technology (inbound and outbound licenses).
    • IP and Commercial Transactions, including analysis and counseling with respect to IP related issues and agreements, as well as risk assessments and negotiations.
    • IP Litigation, including risk-based evaluation and counseling, as well as development of strategy and oversight of outside counsel, performed in close coordination with litigation and commercial attorneys in the Department.
    • Management of outside counsel.

  • Juris Doctor with superior academic credentials.
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical-related arts.
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state and in good standing.
  • Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minimum of 7 years of Intellectual Property experience.
  • Strong law firm training.
  • Extensive background across a broad range of Intellectual Property practice areas.
  • General knowledge of foreign patent practices.
  • General knowledge and exposure across a broad spectrum of legal disciplines
PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help them propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. 
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing
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