Traineeship for a high tech patent attorney
for a High Tech patent attorney
Algemeen Octrooi- en Merkenbureau (AOMB) is an international firm that advises and assists companies and institutions with all aspects of intellectual property (IP). Our clients range from small and medium-sized businesses to listed companies and foreign IP firms and we are leaders in IP and knowledge development.
AOMB has five offices in the Netherlands and works with firms in Germany, England and France through the AIPEX alliance. We have around 70 staff in total.
Having worked in the field of intellectual property for over 55 years we also have extensive knowledge of patents, trademarks, designs, licences, plant breeders’ rights and copyright. We are unique in our approach to our work. Our staff works for internal and external clients with enthusiasm and passion with an emphasis on commitment, results, a friendly outlook and application to the task.
For clients and IP professionals, AOMB is a professional, no-nonsense organisation that knows its business. We have a strong position in the high tech sector and demand for our services is increasing. To continue to meet that demand, we are looking to recruit a trainee patent attorney with a strong background in electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science, pure or applied physics, mathematics or a similar discipline. As a trainee patent attorney in the high tech sector, you will work with an experienced patent attorney to become an independent IP consultant. You will receive practical training in all aspects of the profession and will also complete a postgraduate qualification as a patent attorney.
What does AOMB have to offer you?
You will find yourself in a dynamic and informal environment, where a great deal is invested in your professional expertise and personal growth and development. Your mentor will play an important part in this, together with our onboarding programme which will give you plenty of opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences with other trainees. You will be involved from day one and will experience every aspect of the profession. As a patent attorney, you will draft patent applications, manage the grant process, perform searches of third-party patents, attack competitors’ patents and conduct litigation. You will also take part in the professional training programme. Besides intellectual challenge and opportunities for development, AOMB also offers excellent terms of employment.
You have a degree or a PhD in electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science, pure or applied physics or mathematics and preferably specialise or have a particular interest in telecommunications, digital signal processing, data processing and/or software. You ideally also have a number of years’ work experience and an interest in legal processes. You are also keen finally to develop your own client portfolio. You have an excellent command of Dutch and English and are available for a minimum of 32 hours a week.
Last, but by no means least, you feel at home in an informal business where you have the scope for enterprise and where thoughts are naturally followed by actions. You share AOMB’s core values of ambition, resolution, integrity, solidarity and commitment.
Want to find out more?
If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more, please contact our HR Manager, Wieke Martens, on 040-243 37 15. You can, of course, also apply directly!