Featured Job – European Patent Attorney in Chemistry or Biotechnology

De Clercq & Partners is an intellectual property firm with offices in Sint-Martens-Latem and Leuven (Belgium) serving both local and international clients. The firm is named MIP Firm of the Year 2018 for patent prosecution in Belgium and is highly recommended by the acclaimed IAM Patents 1000 Guide. Moreover, De Clercq & Partners is one of the largest intellectual property firms in the country. In view of its expansion in the field of biotechnology and chemistry, De Clercq & Partners is recruiting an energetic and highly skille

– Vacant position: European Patent Attorney in Chemistry or Biotechnology

– Location: Leuven or Gent, Belgium

– Description:

  • Managing a worldwide patent portfolio including biotech-related inventions
  • Drafting and reviewing patent applications and prosecution thereof
  • Assessing and advising on issues such as freedom to operate, alleged infringement, and IP disputes
  • Handling oppositions, appeals and litigation

– Profile:

  • Qualified as European Patent Attorney
  • Degree in biotechnology or chemistry
  • Excellent in English, Dutch and French; working knowledge of German
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proactive attitude with the ability to prioritize and take initiative
  • Ability to handle confidential cases in a discrete manner


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