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Patent Attorney

24/06/2019 The Netherlands
Leadership, technical food knowledge and business acumen: The key ingredients necessary for this inspiring Patent Attorney in a global food organization.

Your Mission is creating value and competitive advantage for Danone Nutricia by protecting business and innovation.

The Patent Attorney will lead and manage the global patent activities within dedicated projects for the Specialized Nutrition division, including to identify and protect innovations. This will include drafting and filing of patent applications and oppositions, and is directly responsible for all aspects of prosecution of the patent portfolio in their area of accountability. The appointee will also provide freedom to operate and the validity advice and develop and drive patent strategy.

We are looking for a Patent Attorney to start as of September / October 2019 in our R&I division based in Utrecht, NL.

About the Job

You will work within the Patent platform of Danone Nutricia Research.  The role will suit someone with sound commercial awareness, good communication skills and a constructive and diplomatic approach. Within Danone Specialized Nutrition, patents continue to play an increasingly important role.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Develop, operate and drive patent strategy in global projects
  • Ensure implementation of patent strategy by working closely with stakeholders
  • Responsible for the patent prosecution, drafting and filling patent applications;
  • Managing global patent activities within several projects;
  • Patent oppositions

About You

To be able to achieve the above and be successful in this role we believe you need to have:

  • Qualified (European) patent attorney and Master’s degree in food science, biotechnology, (organic) chemistry or another relevant technical field
  • Fluent in English (is a must) and able to communicate with different stakeholders at different levels in the organization
  • Able to work in a dynamic international environment as part of a team and independently
  • Having commercial awareness and diplomatic approach
  • Able to travel depending on the occasions

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.

Nutricia Research Center for Specialized Nutrition located in the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands is a state-of-the-art innovation center for the development of new product, process and packaging concepts for Specialized Nutrition. We create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients.

In the Patent Platform we aim to have a business & commercial impact on Danone's products, manufacturing operations and costumer services. We have an open culture by growing together as a team and by learning from each other through sharing our experiences with internal and external clients.

We Offer

Humanism, empowerment, and diversity are the basis of Danone culture. You will be part of an international environment where every day can be a fresh adventure. At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, depending the seniority level. Furthermore, benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.

What’s next?

Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the 31st of July 2019 to apply with your CV and Motivation Letter (both are mandatory). The first-round interviews will be scheduled by the end of July / August. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career’s website.

Jolijn Scholtes
Talent Manager Research & Innovation jolijn.scholtes@nutricia.com +31 (0) 6 528 234 65
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