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Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel

Your responsibilities & requirements

We’re looking for an IP Counsel to join our Intellectual Property team in Eindhoven.

Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. Together, we’re transforming our industry.

As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!

Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.

As an Intellectual Property Counsel you’ll be a strategic IP advisor to Signify's business and research organizations. This will include building the IP portfolio, protecting the businesses and contributing to securing value from the portfolio.

We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!

What you’ll do
  • Create and deploy a strong IP portfolio aligned with the IP portfolio plan for assigned area in relevant Signify R&D and commercial groups, in accordance with guidelines and time limits; prosecuting, or having prosecuted, IP applications within guidelines and time limits, including instructing IP Counsels and IP agencies in other countries to ensure the broadest possible protection can be obtained globally.

  • Propose and negotiate strategic IP solutions regarding third parties and their IP, supporting Signify’s competitiveness, growth and profitability, in close cooperation with Signify business, R&D and Legal.

  • Internal IP and external promotional activities related to IP awareness; maintain and share current knowledge of legal/technical developments.

  • Manage non-standard situations independently, adapting according to circumstances; demonstrate a proactive and long-term view, while formulating balanced, short-term actions with long-term consequences in mind.

  • Continuously Influence management processes, increasing flexibility, responsiveness and reducing time and cost.

  • Promote cross-functional cooperation, including information flow and mutual support; maximize effectiveness of cross-functional processes, development and improvement processes and analytical frameworks to support the business.

Your qualifications
  • Excellent analytical and intellectual capabilities

  • (Under)graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or comparable

  • 3+ years of working experience in Intellectual Property

  • Successfully completed (part of) the European Qualifying Examination (EQE)

  • Team player with excellent communication and inter-personal skills to operate at all levels

What you’ll get in return…

We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.

See #SignifyLife through the eyes of our employees!

Who we are

Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. And our lights, when connected, bring data to devices, apps and people – redefining what light can do and how you use it. Today, our innovations, such as LiFi – internet connectivity through light – and UV-C, solar and horticultural lighting, contribute to a safer, smarter, more sustainable world. We’re operating in 74 countries with 32,000 people worldwide.

fulltime, parttime


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