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Intellectual Property Manager patents (m/f/d)


Location: Germany: Hanau

Function: Legal & Insurance

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Industries AG

Business Line: Legal, Compliance, IP Management & Audit

Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, stands for appealing business and innovative strength. We work in a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture that is geared to profitable growth and increasing the value of the company. In more than 100 countries, we benefit from our proximity to customers, and our leading market positions. More than 32,000 employees are bound by a claim: No product is so perfect that it couldn’t be made better.
We don’t produce car tires, mattresses, tablets, or animal feed. However, these end products contain Evonik products – like 4,000 others, too. Often, it’s just a small amount that we contribute but that’s exactly what makes the difference. This is how Evonik makes tires more fuel-efficient, mattresses bouncier, tablets more effective, and animal nutrition healthier. That’s specialty chemicals. And we are one of the best in the world.

What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.


  • Defining, obtaining and enforcing legally valid industrial property rights (patents, trademarks, utility models and designs) in Germany and abroad in accordance with the business needs
  • Representing Evonik group and its cooperation partners before (inter)national authorities and courts on one's own responsibility
  • Challenging third-party industrial property rights and defending against attacks by third parties
  • Preparation of expert opinions and evaluation of own and third-party property right positions in Germany and abroad prior to the launch of new products and large-scale technical processes, as well as in the processing of research projects
  • Participation in and, if necessary, initiation of the development and implementation of intellectual property strategies
  • Monitoring and enforcement of compliance with applicable regulations and statutory provisions on patent, utility model, trademark and employee invention law
  • Advising on research, cooperation, licensing and non-disclosure agreements
  • Review and approval of new products, brochures, packaging and publications


  • Successfully completed studies in chemistry or chemical process engineering, preferably in the field of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Successfully completed qualification as professional representative before the European Patent Office or similar qualification (national patent attorney qualification such as German patent attorney); alternatively, relevant professional experience in the IP field and willingness to qualify as European Patent Attorney
  • Several years of professional experience in an industrial company, preferably in the chemical sector; alternatively, professional experience in a private law firm
  • Preferably, experience in dealing with universities and other research cooperation projects
  • Proficient in English; Good knowledge of French and/or German desirable
  • Strategic thinking, negotiation skills, as well as strong customer orientation, with passion for research and innovation and the capability to quickly understand technological developments
  • Integrative personality with strong communication skills and team spirit in an international environment
  • High degree of self-initiative and flexibility

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at the evonik website.

Please direct your application to Julia Tugend, stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Recruiting Center Team at.


Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Julia Tugend
+49 201 177 4200

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