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Telecommunicatie Software
Eindhoven or The Hague

European Patent Attorney (Telecommunications Electronics and Software)

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NLO  is growing and looking for a European Patent Attorney. A recently/almost qualified European Patent Attorney is more than welcome to apply as well.

What will you be doing
As a patent attorney, you play an important role in bringing innovation to the market. Thanks to the combination of your technical expertise and your legal skills, you enable your clients in building their IP position – be that from scratch or through ongoing innovation. This is achieved by providing strategic patent support, which is proactive, commercially attuned and responsive to the demands of the client. One key aspect to the role is the need to become involved in post-grant matters, especially advising in (pre) litigation; NLO is highly active in this area of IP.

Our “Telecommunications Electronics and Software” Section has several teams of experienced patent attorneys who have come from differing backgrounds and countries all over the world: industry or previous IP firms, but who share the same vision of what IP should mean to a company. You will be a strong personality who can impart knowledge and experience across the team when required but who can also show consistent high work output. Your career trajectory will be to eventual Associate Partner and you will be given the 'tools' to help you get there.

Who you are

  • You are a (recently qualified) European patent attorney or you have sat the EQE exam in 2018;
  • You will come to this position with an academic background in the field of e.g. Telecommunication Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics;
  • If you have experience of post-grant matters, then this would be useful although not critical to the post;
  • Demonstrable business acumen and knowledge with the ability to quickly understand key IP issues relating to a business;
  • Proven ability to work in teams, motivate and inspire others towards a common goal.
  • Strong Emotional Intelligence in order to understand the heart of a client’s requirements, which may not be extrinsically communicated.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills with the ability to engage with legal, commercial, sales and marketing teams within the firm.

What we offer
NLO, one of the larger firms of intellectual property consultants in the Netherlands, offers excellent and competitive terms of employment, which include an attractive bonus scheme, an excellent pension plan and ongoing education and development. We pride ourselves in our commercial attitude and we encourage an open and informal corporate culture with excellent opportunities for promotion.

Start your professional future with NLO
If you are interested, please send your motivation letter and CV in English before 25 June 2019 . You can submit your application by using the application button at the bottom of this vacancy.

Do you have any questions? Please, contact Recruiter Astrid van Doorn: 070 33 12 643 or

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