Be the first to know when a new version, product or procedure is developed!
Innovation is the major driver for growth. Patent protection for technical innovations provides an important stimulus for companies and institutions to invest in the development and commercialisation of such innovations. No wonder that the commercial importance of patents is growing. NLO, a leading IP-firm based in the Netherlands and Belgium, is also growing and looking for candidates who are interested in becoming a patent attorney and who hold at least a Master’s degree in a scientific or technical subject.
What you will be doing
As a patent attorney, you play an important role in bringing innovation to the market. You will be dealing with the innovations of national and international companies and act as a sparring partner for R&D managers and their in-house patent attorneys. You will advise clients about the protection of their inventions and knowledge and actively help them managing and developing their patent portfolio. Within your team, you will be partnered with an experienced attorney and from day one you will be actively involved in the day to day business.
Who you are
Are you the future trainee patent attorney we are looking for and do you match this profile?
- You have completed a science or technical MSc or PhD in the field of Telecommunication Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics
- You have an investigative mind and you are creative, client-focused, stress tolerant, accurate and you have strong analytical skills
- You have excellent oral and writing skills in the English language. A good command of Dutch is an advantage
As a patent attorney trainee, professional training courses are required. The professional Dutch and European patent attorney training course starts in 2018. The courses generally involve one day a week, for three years, and focus on developing legal knowledge and communicative and practical skills. NLO pays for the entire training course and exams. In addition to the above, you are part of the NLO Academy. Together with all trainees you will follow a varied program throughout the year.
During this program you will develop personal skills as well as fundamental knowledge. You will have the opportunity to meet your new colleagues, exchange stories and share your experiences.
The trainee patent attorney position is very challenging and provides a unique opportunity to combine technical expertise with legal skills to deal with complex patent issues. You will be involved with different clients who are working on innovations, for example in the field of smart phones or virtual reality applications.
Ben, Fei, Tamara and Simone, who are trainee patent attorneys, will be happy to tell you more about the position and the organisation. You can find their contact details on our website, www.careers.nlo.eu, where you can also read some of our client cases.
For more information, please call our recruiter Astrid van Doorn on +31 (0)70 3312643.
To apply, please press the application button and send your application including a motivation letter and CV in English before the 1st of December.