Patent Counsel (m/w/d)

  • Offstein (Obrigheim), Tienen
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

About us

Versatility and internationality of Südzucker surprise and impress at the same time. With 18,000 employees, an annual turnover of € 7.6 billion and 4.4 million tonnes of sugar production, we are one of the most important food companies and market leaders in the sugar sector in Europe.

Your Tasks

  • Managing a patent portfolio: drafting patent applications, managing prosecution, handling oppositions and possibly litigation, etc.; either self, or in collaboration with external counsel
  • Securing Freedom to Operate of the business
  • Coordinate with Business Units: information exchange, priority settings, budget discussions
  • IP aspects in agreements (collaboration, in-licensing, ou-licensing)
  • Trade secret management

Your Profile

  • Master degree or Ph.D in natural sciences such as biotechnology, chemistry, or similar
  • Qualified European Patent Attorney, preferably also a national qualification
  • (First) experience inhouse or in a patent law firm
  • Fluent in English and German, preferably also in Dutch and/or French

We Offer

  • Interesting and varied tasks in a future-oriented environment
  • Attractive remuneration inclusive social benefits
  • Cooperative work environment and open communication
  • Contributing to the balance of private and professional life
  • 30 days vacation per year
  • 37 hours week

If you are interested in working for a international food company and you want to contribute to the development, we appreciate your application about our career portal.

The position is to be filled from 01.01.2023. It´s a permanent contract. The location can be in Obrigheim or Tienen.

Südzucker promotes diversity! All employees (m/f/d) are welcome at our company, regardless of gender, cultural, religious or social background, sexual orientation or identity, origin or disability.


If you have any further questions please contact:

Christiane Senglaub

phone: 0621 421 381