European Patent Attorney Trainee - Engineering/Chemistry

De Clercq & Partners is an intellectual property firm with offices in Sint-Martens-Latem, Leuven and Hasselt (Belgium) serving both local and international clients. The firm maintains a TIER 1 top ranking and is one of the largest intellectual property firms in Belgium. In view of its expansion, we are recruiting an energetic and highly skilled Trainee European Patent Attorney to join the team.


• Managing a worldwide patent portfolio 
• Drafting and reviewing patent applications and prosecution thereof 
• Assessing and advising on issues such as freedom to operate, alleged infringement and IP disputes 
• IP Due diligence and strategic advice on IP matters 
• Handling oppositions, appeals and litigations


• MA or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Computer Sciences 
• Fluent in Dutch and English 
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills 
• Proactive attitude with the ability to prioritize and take initiative 
• Ability to handle confidential cases in a discrete manner 
• Willing to complete the training to become Qualified as European Patent Attorney


• Premium working conditions and solid training opportunities 
• Part-time teleworking, choice of location between our 3 offices 
• Great fringe benefits 
• Fantastic colleagues and regular team building activities

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