patent attorney

KeyGene – the crop innovation company
KeyGene is the go-to AgBiotech company for higher crop yield & quality. With our intellectual capital, solution
driven approach and collaborative spirit, we work for the future of global agriculture with partners in the
AgriFood sector. We support customers and partners with the development of new, improved crops by providing
cutting edge breeding technologies, bioinformatics expertise and plant-based trait platforms. KeyGene employs
more than 135 people and has sites in Wageningen, the Netherlands and in Rockville, USA.
KeyGene continues to strengthen its competitive position; therefore we are looking for an ambitious and skilled
Vacancy number 16.003
As patent attorney you are responsible for the protection of KeyGene’s intellectual property and the development
thereof. You will have a close interaction with our scientists to stimulate IP-awareness within the company and
advise them about the requirements for IP protection. Furthermore, you will be responsible for patent reviewing
and drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in co-operation with external patent agencies, for which
you will be the first point of contact. You will advise the VP Legal Affairs in matters related to enforcement of the
patent portfolio. You will report to the CSO and will support him with the further development and management
of a coherent and commercially valuable patent portfolio.
Your profile
The candidate we are looking for:
Is a European patent attorney or is close to passing the qualification examinations
Has a relevant scientific degree in biotechnology/life sciences
Has relevant working experience in an international biotechnology/life sciences environment, preferably in
agro biotechnology
Possesses advanced analytical and information gathering skills
Delivers quality patent work in an efficient and timely manner
Is a strong communicator, able to liaise with internal colleagues and external attorneys effectively
Has excellent skills to use the English language aptly and accurately
Enjoys working in a dynamic international company
KeyGene offer
KeyGene offers you a dynamic and high-impact position with accompanying competitive remuneration, in a
challenging, highly innovative and ambitious globally active research company.
More information
Additional information can be obtained at or from Dr. Michiel van Eijk, CSO,
telephone +31 317 466866; e-mail: [email protected]
If you are interested in this position you can send your letter of application and resume to: Keygene N.V.
Attn. Ms A. Philipsen, HR manager, P.O. Box 216, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands or by e-mail:
[email protected] Please mention the vacancy number 16.003 in your letter of