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Patent Counsel, Development - Belgium  

Galapagos (company)


Posted on : 11 May 2017

Project Description

  • We are committed to the protection of the intellectual property generated by our scientific team.  
  • As part of this commitment, we have an internal IP team who work closely with our scientists to ensure that all aspects of IP are captured and protected effectively.  
  • We are expanding our team to include a newly created role which will take responsibility for the development-stage projects.  

Principal Accountabilities 
  • Preparation, prosecution & defense of patent applications relating to our development-stage projects
  • Conducting freedom to operate and patentability analyses
  • Implementation of IP strategy relating to our development stage projects
  • Providing IP due diligence  

The ideal candidate will: 
  • Have a PhD or equivalent experience in chemistry
  • Be a fully qualified European patent attorney
  • Have experience working in the pharmaceuticals sector, it would be a bonus if the candidate has experience of working in house
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong sense of commercial awareness
  • Be able to manage their time and work load effectively, work to tight deadlines and have a flexible approach to work
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language, candidates who are multilingual would be an asset