European Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

The main responsibilities of the position can therefore be summarized as follows:

  • Independently manage all aspects of a given global IP portfolio, including drafting and prosecution, and provide IP consulting services to clients’ R&D and business units.
  • Support, design, and implement global IP strategy for therapeutic programs.
  • Establish, negotiate and advise on all aspects of IP for a wide variety of transactional matters: joint R&D agreements, licensing agreements, business acquisitions, purchase and sale agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.
  • Collaborate with other functions and project teams to address IP activities with cross-functional ramifications.
  • Perform freedom to operate, validity and infringement analyses for programs and products dedicated to environmental and life science technologies.
  • Support and promote IP awareness within the team community and department collaborators.
  • Manage relationships with external advisors as appropriate.


Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate the business acumen and professionalism necessary to advise a multidisciplinary team and corporate functions on patent issues.

It is also important to note that the appointee must be a team player and be able to adapt to working in different project teams as needed. The successful candidate will also have the ability to build effective relationships with clients, R&D scientists, and legal teams, as well as contribute to the high level of performance of the intellectual property consulting firm.


About the candidate

  • Successful candidates are likely to have the following profile:
  • CEIPI graduate
  • Qualified with the EPO or have the willingness to engage in the qualification cycle.
  • In-depth and practical knowledge of intellectual property in the field of biologics
  • Relevant experience in an in-house IP department of a pharmaceutical or biotech company or in a reputable private practice ;
  • Strong academic background in biology/life sciences,
  • Ph.D. level


Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking skills
  • Possess the commercial understanding and business acumen to use intellectual property as a business tool;
  • Be an excellent communicator with strong oral and written skills;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to easily build relationships at all levels of the organization;
  • Be highly motivated and self-directed, with the ability to proactively organize a challenging workload;
  • Be flexible, adaptable, and comfortable working in a multi-cultural, high-performance organization with high ethical and behavioral standards;
  • Be accustomed to managing projects in a multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with R&D scientists, legal and business teams;
  • Focus and attention to detail with common sense;
  • Act with integrity and demonstrate a positive, proactive, and engaging attitude.
  • Team player with a collaborative and knowledge-sharing attitude.


Geographical area: Brussels or Paris – Lyon

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