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IP Business & Intelligence Specialist

As an IP Business & Intelligence Specialist, you will play a key role in supporting the development and execution of imec's intellectual property strategy and building imec's collaborations across the semiconductor ecosystem. You will work closely with the legal officer, the business & project development team, and the R&D team to provide IP expertise, guidance, and intelligence in various projects and contracts. You will also be the main point of contact for external clients in IP negotiations and ensure that imec's IP interests are protected and maximized.





What you will do

As IP Business & Intelligence Specialist you will:

  • Provide an intellectual property model to support the contract negotiations from business & project development.
  • Assist the legal officer in drafting IP ownership, licensing, and other IP related clauses.
  • Be the expert directly in contact with external clients in challenging IP negotiations.
  • Capture available IP within the organization (from IP portfolio and litigation group) and inform about related contractual provisions.
  • Create and update our intellectual property strategy, aligned with R&D and business strategy.

Next to the daily tasks as listed here above, the following activities will also be part of the job:

  • Providing IP intelligence (overview available IP, constraints, external IP landscape, IP business offering and alignment).
  • Co-manage (infringement/validity) cases with IP portfolio and litigation group and risk mitigation.
  • Conduct internal debriefing and audits for due diligence.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have a Master or PhD degree in Engineering or Sciences (Electrical Engineering or Solid-State Physics., ...), with a focus on semiconductor processing and/or chip design.
  • You must have comprehensive knowledge and experience of intellectual property rights and licensing, both in theory and in practice. A strong track record of negotiating and managing IP and/or technology licensing agreements with various partners and customers is a plus.
  • You have excellent English communication and presentation skills, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of additional languages is a plus.
  • You have a diplomatic and solution-oriented mindset, with the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations.
  • You have a high work ethic and a proactive attitude, with the capacity to cope with a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • You work well in a team and are open to share and pick up new skills from others.
  • You have a continuous learning attitude and a curiosity for new technologies and innovations.

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.