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Physics Engineering
The Hague

US Patent Attorney

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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 an additional US Patent Attorney to help our clients navigate the US patent system.

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.

As part of our US practice team you will assist in growing our reputation as a firm with special expertise in this area. You will advise both external and internal clients in relation to US applications and the US system to better protect their intellectual property, knowledge and ideas and actively help them manage and develop their US and global patent portfolio.

Who are you?

  • You have completed a university degree, in Science or Engineering;
  • are admitted to the US patent bar;
  • have at least three years of experience as a US Patent Attorney with experience in drafting and prosecution. Litigation experience is a plus;
  • you have an investigative mind and strong analytical skills. You are also creative, client-focused, stress tolerant and accurate.
  • You have excellent oral and writing skills and preferably competence in at least one foreign language.

What we offer
NLO offers excellent and competitive terms of employment, which includes an attractive bonus scheme, an outstanding pension plan and ongoing education and development. This is a full time position (38.75 hours). NLO offers an international working place with colleagues of many different nationalities, with English as the working language. We strongly encourage our overseas staff to learn Dutch although this is not a requirement. Our work place is modern with offices in New Babylon, right next to The Hague Central station and adjacent to the location of the future Unified Patent Court.

Apply now
If you are interested, please send your motivation letter and CV in English before the 1st of February 2019 . You can submit your application via our website and use the application button at the bottom of this vacancy.

Do you have any questions? Please contact recruiter Astrid van Doorn: +31 70 33 12 643 or

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