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Do you speak fluent Japanese and have a technical background within one of the following areas; Mechanical/Electrical/Telecommunication/Software engineering?

Do you want to combine your technical background with legal training?

Become a patent attorney at NLO!
• You have a passion for working in the field of Engineering
• You are fluent in Japanese
• You are a problem solver and inquisitive by nature
• You enjoy contributing to the solution of complex projects

What will you do as a trainee patent attorney?

Work on a daily basis

As a trainee patent attorney, you will grow - under the intensive supervision of an experienced patent attorney - into an independent consultant for innovative organisations. You will immediately start working in the field and simultaneously attend the patent attorney training course. Thanks to your expertise in Engineering and your developed legal skills, you will be able to properly advise clients on their intellectual property. You actively support them... in managing and developing their patent portfolio. You will be involved in all aspects: from patent application to possible defence.

From day one, you will participate fully in the team and work for national and international clients. During your traineeship you’ll receive guidance from your colleagues. You will work in an international environment and it is possible to take part in various projects within NLO (Artificial Intelligence working group, social responsibility working group, etc.).

How do you become a trainee patent attorney?

Training and education

You don't just become a patent attorney; this requires training. During your traineeship you follow the official professional training program to become a Dutch and/or European patent attorney. NLO sponsors this three-year course, which consists of one day a week. During your training, you will learn how to write a patent application, how grant procedures work and you will learn about the administrative and financial side of patent applications.

Together with your fellow trainees, you will start at the NLO Academy: a varied in-house learning programme. Here, you will not only learn more about patents, but also about trademarks, legal skills, how to deal with clients and other soft skills. The training courses are given by experts in the field: your own colleagues. During the NLO Academy, you will meet new colleagues from the various NLO offices and share experiences with like-minded trainees.

Are you the trainee patent attorney we are looking for?

Competencies and skills

Apart from a completed masters' or PhD in Engineering (mechanical/eletrical/telecommunications/software)
• You speak fluent Japanese
• You like to dive deep into different technical issues;
• You like interacting with clients, giving advice/assistance;
• You are solution-oriented and do not think in terms of problems;
• You are fluent in spoken and written English. A good command of Dutch is a plus.

Your terms of employment - what do we offer you?

Your terms of employment are excellent:
• full-time job of 38 hours;
• monthly salary of € 3,500 - € 5,000;
• attractive bonus scheme;
• good pension scheme;
• individual budget for personal training and development;
• mobility allowance, option for a lease car after 1 year;
• hybrid working, including facilitated home working environment.
• working at our office in Belgium is an option

Working at NLO as a patent attorney

At NLO, your colleagues come from all over the world. Thanks to colleagues from more than 20 different cultural backgrounds, diversity creates an international atmosphere that is enhanced by the international orientation of your work.

Start your professional future as a trainee patent attorney at NLO

To apply, click on the "apply" button above or next to this vacancy. Send your application with cover letter and CV in English. Last application date; 30th of June 2024

If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Theres Akesson: +31 (0) 70 331 25 00 or careers@nlo.eu
The Hague Netherlands


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