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In- house European patent counsel, Darmstadt, Germany

A position has arisen for a European Patent Attorney to join our expanding in-house European legal team. The position will preferably be based at our site in Darmstadt, Germany and will include:

  • Managing part of our extensive IP portfolio to maximize its value to the business.
  • Establishing a close working relationship with our regional and US R&D groups and providing clear practical IP advice.
  • Drafting new patent applications
  • Amending US-drafted PCTs for EP regional phase
  • Researching and drafting responses to EPO office actions
  • Formal representation before EPO (filing, communications, oral proceedings)
  • EPO Opposition and Appeal: drafting and responding, oral proceedings
  • Searching, freedom to operate and infringement advice to the business
  • Reviewing and advising on licence provisions
  • Internal managerial /reporting functions
  • Internal IP initiatives
  • Providing relevant training to both our in-house IP trainees and our internal business partners


  • Qualified European Patent Attorney
  • Preferably, a PhD in Engineering / electronics (especially benchtop instrumentation, microfluidics etc)
  • Ideally, German national Patentanwalt qualification.
  • Fluent in English and German

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