Patent Attorney Trainee

Your challenge

At Philips Lighting, we believe innovation shapes our lives. That's why we've been investing continually in new technologies for over 100 years. This has allowed us to create a substantial portfolio of intellectual property (IP). Our IP portfolio includes a large number of patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights and focusses on some of the most cutting-edge lighting technologies.

Philips is taking Lighting beyond illumination, in beautifully illuminated indoor and outdoor spaces, with LED-lighting points connected to intelligent systems that are a pathway for information and new services. In this way, we do meaningful work, while the whole world is lighting up and we are linking this to the Internet of Things. We invite you to experience what it means to be part of our innovative workforce and to contribute yourself to the diversity of ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through a brighter world. Do you want to discover what Life at Philips Lighting is all about? Watch to learn more and hear about our inspiring vision as the global leader in lighting, the impact our employees have working on lighting innovations that transform the world and our unique culture.

Are you finalizing your PhD in electronics, software, mathematics or physics? Can you combine a broad technical perspective with an eye for details? Are you fascinated by questions related to Intellectual Property and would like to start the process of becoming a qualified Patent Attorney? Then joining Philips Lighting Intellectual Property (IP) as an Patent Attorney trainee is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in one of the world's largest and best known industrial IP organizations.

Your responsibilities

As a Patent Attorney in Philips Lighting you will be a strategic advisor in IP matters to Philips' business and research organizations. In this role, you will be building the IP portfolio, providing optimal protection to the business, managing the creation of such an IP portfolio and contributing value to Philips' businesses by capturing value from that portfolio. You will build and implement business cases for exploiting parts of the IP portfolio through negotiating licensing and other commercial IP-based deals. You also manage third-party IP risks, and when needed, seek to get access to third-party IP at the lowest cost possible for Philips' products and services. You also handle all IP matters in a wide range of collaborations with third parties. Discover more about IP:

Your team

After Joining Philips Lighting as an Patent Attorney trainee you will become part of an international community of IP professionals with wide-ranging technical backgrounds and IP experience, gained both inside and outside Philips. Comprising professionals of many different nationalities who collaborate with Philips businesses across the globe, the Philips Lighting IP team offers you excellent opportunities for learning and professional networking in order to increase your knowledge of intellectual property matters and to continue your professional development. The location of this position is the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (Netherlands).

Our offer

The Patent Attorney trainee position provides a unique opportunity to experience the use of Intellectual Property and its impact on the Philips Lighting organization. We will provide you with the support to start your journey in becoming a qualified Patent Attorney and the professional guidance to accelerate your career path in Intellectual Property.

Philips offers you a challenging position with excellent career development possibilities and the salary and benefits package that you would expect from a leading multinational company.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • Depending on experience, we offer you a market conform salary
  • A competitive benefits package
  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance.
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching.
  • Healthy work-life balance.

We are looking for

  • Master or PhD degree
  • Recently received his/her PHD degree in e.g. physics, electronics or software engineering or;
  • Master's degree in e.g. physics, electronics or software engineering with 3-5 years of work experience
  • Strong professional drive
  • Excellent analytical and intellectual capabilities.
  • Excellent relationship building, influencing and negotiating abilities.
  • The confidence and communications skills to operate at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Fluent in English.

Recruitment Procedure

Join the leading lighting company for the digital world, and help us unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. Be a game changer. Be Philips Lighting. Apply today. Several interviews and participation at an assessment center are part of the selection procedure.

If you are attracted by the challenge of using your commercial and technical experience to maximize Philips' profits and competitive advantage, apply now.

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