EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY OR SEASONED PATENT PROFESSIONAL FOR THE IP DEPARTMENT
AGC Glass Europe
Belgium
3 dagen geleden

AGC Glass Europe offers challenging, and highly rewarding career opportunities. Join a leading international glass company, share a global stage of incredible opportunity with more than 50,000 employees world-

wide. Work and grow alongside some of the brightest people in your field.

The Company : AGC Glass Europe

Based in Belgium, AGC Glass Europe is the European branch of the AGC group (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd), the world’s largest producer of flat glass.

AGC produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and indoor decorative glass), the automotive industry, solar applications, specialized industries (glazing for railway and subway cars and ships, glass for domestic appliances) and various high-

tech applications (smart and interactive screens).

AGC Glass Europe currently employs some 14,000 people. Its industrial facilities comprise 18 float glass lines, 10 automotive glass processing centres and more than 100 distribution-

processing units in Europe, stretching from Spain to Russia.

AGC’s Technovation Centre (Gosselies, Belgium)

The Technovation Centre located in Gosselies (Belgium) centralises research, engineering and IP activities under one roof.

It employs 250 people among which 180 researchers (mostly engineers and PhD’s), all driven by operational excellence and innovation.

Based on its three missions of technological innovation, technical assistance and scientific advice, the R&D Centre is developing the high-

tech glass products of tomorrow while taking human wellbeing and protection of the environment into account.

Antibacterial glass, Glassiled Motion for dynamic façades TirExtreme for Multitouch screens are some of the most recent innovations.

As part of the Technovation Centre, the European Group IP Department employs around 15 people (including 6 European Patent Attorneys).

The IP department is in charge of managing the intellectual property (patents, TM, DN,..) of the European branch of the group and is also deeply involved at the global group level.

The Role / Job :

European Patent Attorney or seasoned Patent professional : your mission

Located at the Company’s European Technovation Center in Gosselies (Belgium), you will take responsibility in the provision of IP services within a team in an assigned field of competence.

You will enjoy great autonomy in this role. You will engage with technical, legal and commercial teams across various levels within the business.

Your duties will include the following :

  • Management of all patent matters related to your assigned field of competence, including drafting, filing and prosecution of applications in agreed jurisdictions around the world, either directly or through liaising with international agents;
  • Defense of IP rights;
  • Freedom-to-operate studies;
  • Assisting Legal people to negotiate and draft contractual legal documents including, but not confined to, IP clauses.
  • Advising the innovation community and internal stakeholders on best positioning of innovation to optimize its protection;
  • Participation in research steering committees, advising on patent issues affecting the direction of innovation.
  • Requirements :

    Professional Experience :

  • Your technical background is in engineering (physics, mechanics). A PhD is a distinct advantage, but is not strictly necessary.
  • Ideally, you also enjoy some knowledge of glass and glass-related products.

  • Preferably, you are a (partly) qualified European Patent Attorney. Seasoned IP professionals with at least 3 years of experience will also be considered.
  • You have significant experience in drafting priority patent applications, preparing substantive office action responses, and drafting oppositions.
  • Personal Qualities :

  • You are a team-player who enjoys working as part of a global team.
  • Because communication is part of your strengths, you easily interact and engage with different people : engineers, project managers, sales, business & R&D teams, top management, lawyers
  • You are highly articulate and able to communicate efficiently with others at all levels within the company.
  • You possess an analytical mind-set conductive to the delivery of both strategic and conceptual overviews.
  • Fluency in French and English is a pre-requisite for this position. Some knowledge of German is a plus.
  • Are you ready to sign "Glass Unlimited" ?

    Remuneration and benefits including amongst others :

  • A competitive salary.
  • Company car with petrol card
  • Group Bonus Scheme up to 15%
  • Annual Holiday of 40 days and Annual Holiday Premium
  • Enrolment in a company pension scheme
  • Complementary Health Insurance Scheme
  • Interested apply in writing to with Mélanie Bayot AGC Technovation Centre Rue Louis Blériot 12 6041 Gosselies (Belgium) Melanie.Bayot

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