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At Boehringer Ingelheim we develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company, we focus on long-term performance. We believe that, if we have talented and ambitious people who are passionate about innovation, there is no limit to what we can achieve; after all, we started with just 28 people. Now we are powered by 50,000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture.


Are you looking for a position in an interesting industry in which patents matter a great deal? And in which licensing has a great and direct impact on product launches as well as the ongoing business? We are looking for a patent attorney for the field of biologics located in Ingelheim.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • You ensure the worldwide patent exclusivity for Boehringer Ingelheim’s biotechnology products, safeguard know-how and our freedom to operate for research, development, production and commercialization.
  • Working in international cross-functional development teams, you develop and implement project specific patent strategies for our products and services.
  • You identify patenting opportunities in research and development projects, and draft and file patent applications.
  • Furthermore, you manage patent portfolios for assigned projects and conduct patent grant proceedings worldwide, including patent examination, opposition, and appeal proceedings.
  • With your expertise, you support enforcement and defense of Boehringer Ingelheim’s IP in litigation and pre litigation matters.
  • You provide opinion work to safeguard Boehringer Ingelheim’s freedom to operate.
  • With your knowledge you assess patent situations in connection with research and development projects as well as cooperation and licensing projects, and you provide IP concepts relevant to the business and draft IP clauses in licensing and collaboration contracts.
  • As Patent Attorney you provide counselling for patent matters in interdisciplinary teams and project groups as well as in collaborations with external partners and IP concepts relevant to the business and draft IP clauses in licensing and collaboration contracts.


  • European Patent Attorney or equivalent qualification at a national patent office
  • M.Sc./diploma or doctoral degree in life sciences (biology, biotechnology or related discipline)
  • Experience managing complex projects and working in a matrix organization and in interdisciplinary Teams
  • Cooperative, independent way of working and efficient self-management skills with a professional authority
  • Understanding the interface of patent law and commercial business aspects
  • Fluent in English


This is where you can grow, collaborate, innovate and improve lives.

We offer challenging work in a respectful and friendly global working environment surrounded by a world of innovation driven mindsets and practices. In addition, learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth. We also offer a competitive salary, generous amount of vacation time, and numerous benefits towards your wellness & financial health and work-life balance. Plus, an onsite gym (Ingelheim), in-house doctor and best-in-class cafeterias and coffee bars to keep you energized and healthy. To learn more about what benefits could be waiting for you, please visit our Career area.


Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Please contact our Recruiting EMEA Team: Susann Voigtländer.

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Boehringer Ingelheim
Binger Straße 173
Ingelheim am Rhein
Susann Voigtländer
06132 77 142235