You discuss the latest developments in R&D with your clients. On the basis of this, you advise on how the intellectual property law is applicable and take care of the implementation of the selected
steps. This for instance involves laying down the claimed invention in a carefully worded patent application. Science and technology, law, language and consultancy: several disciplines represented in one profession. You get an inside view of innovation in progress, advise on (un)favorable directions in R&D, and build up a patent portfolio for your clients. Where necessary, you take action against infringement or against patent rights of competitors of your clients anywhere in the world. Through an intensive internal and external training program you are able to become a European patent attorney within 3 to 4 years. Our video shows you what you can expect from a Traineeship at V.O.
Enough of a challenge?
If so, we would appreciate your application. You have an academic degree, preferably in Physics, Materials Science, Physical Chemistry or a comparable technical discipline (location Leuven); or
Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Industrial Design or a comparable technical discipline (for the other locations). You also have a broad interest in legal and linguistic aspects. In addition to Dutch, you have an excellent command of English and preferably at least a passive command of German and French. In addition to the full training program, V.O. offers ample opportunity fur further professionalization. The terms of employment and fringe benefits are excellent.