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HR Mentor is looking for a Patent Attorney for our client in Zedelgem (Belgium). Our client is an international player in the metal sector.


  • Defend company’s Intellectual Property interest and secure its legal protection.
  • Prepare and.or present briefs and arguments before national and supranational Patent Offices or before the courts dealing on patent matters.
  • Manage the IP portfolio in application of the defined IP strategy and advice in Licensing in & out.
  • Advice upon the risk of infringement of patents, settlement of IP claims, negotiations of IP clauses in contracts.
  • As a fully qualified Patent Attorney in the country where the individual is to practice and/or as European Patent Attorney or undertaking the qualification – provides proactive business orientated and cost-effective IP advice and services to protect company’s innovations.
  • Support company’s IP activities through education, advice, drafting and negotiation support to Functions (engineering, purchasing, Product development, Sales and Marketing).
  • Carry out patent investigations, state of the art searched, freedom to operate studies, patent landscape studies and prepare patent opinions.
  • Ensure that the Company is not exposed to major IP risks by advising upon the risk of infringement of IP (patents, design, confidentiality and copyrights), settlement of IP claims, design around options, monitor competitors’ IP activities.
  • Provide and manage the company patent portfolio.
  • Provide professional advice on patent and IP matters (review and invention disclosures), and in the preparation and/or presentation of briefs and arguments before national and supranational Patent Offices or before the Courts dealing on patent matters.
  • Ensure regular information and reporting to Technology executives.
  • Carry out patent due diligence and patent asset valuations.
  • Instruct, approve and retain any external IP counsel worldwide.


  • An undergraduate degree in mechanical, electrical, computer science, software, computer engineering or related engineering fields
  • The candidate preferably has three to four years’ experience in patent prosecution
  • The ideal candidate has a background or knowledge in agriculture!
  • Knowledge of the various IP laws (Patent, designs, copyrights, know-hows and confidential information) in the main jurisdictions of interest to the company. Qualified or Part qualified European patent attorney.
  • Understanding of best practice in relation to IP governance and risk mitigation in view of IP risks from third parties.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills (MS Office, Patent Management software).


  • You will obtain a demonstrable position in a global matrix organisational environment.
  • You will get a permanent contract of indefinite duration.
  • You receive a strong salary, supplemented with extra-legal benefits.
  • You get a position with great autonomy and responsibility.


Are you interested in this vacancy?
You can contact HR Mentor at 050/70.42.65 or via info@mentor-hr.be.
You can also contact us outside office hours.
If you want to apply immediately, you can do so via the link below.
Your application will be handled quickly and discretely.

"HR Mentor, selection office in Ruddervoorde, is the result of years of experience in searching, selecting, and developing human capital. Matching candidates with our clients is what drives us! Since 2010, HR Mentor has built up a broad client base in the West Flanders region. We always try to work on the long - term and use a personal approach at our unique rural location."



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