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Patent Attorney

Posted 5 Aug 2022
Work experience
3 to 10 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you coming with us to enjoy the ride?

"Yes, I work days from 9 to 9, but…

Yes, there is pressure , but…

Yes, there are nitty-gritty assignments, but….


when I am in a court room in the USA, fighting for my client,

when my team and I are in London negotiating that all important ,

when my team is at the client organizing the Due Diligence,

when I finally understand the essential trick of the invention

when I find that statement I need in that ridiculously large file,

when the strategy works…

…I reap the rewards of those 9 to 9, pressurized doing the "homework" days.

And, when the dust has settled, the deal is done, the battle is over, I work a couple of days from 10 to 4. I wind down doing some business development (lunch with the client?), I share my stories and knowledge with my co-workers and recharge for the next rollercoaster thrill." (Johan Renes - IP Partner)

Are you joining the ride as a Patent Attorney at Simmons & Simmons in the Intellectual Property practice group in Amsterdam?

We are part of an international network with offices in more than 20 countries, with 80 lawyers, (junior) civil-law notaries and tax specialists and 40 business professionals. We want to further build on our success with talent that shares our passion and love for the legal profession.

Our Intellectual Property practice group is one of the most renowned practices in the Netherlands and focuses on the entire spectrum of intellectual property law. In addition to an extensive patent litigation practice, part of our team works on soft-IP including trademark law, design law and copyright. We work with our colleagues in China, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom on a daily basis. We have a fast-growing, mainly internationally oriented trademark registration practice, as well as anEPO prosecution practice thatoperates as an integrated team across Amsterdam,London andGermany.

Patent law is the main pillar of Simmons & Simmons' IP practice. We run a litigation practice active in all areas of technology, such as mechanics, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical technology, telecom and electrical engineering, mainly for clients in the life sciences and TMT sector.

Our practice has grown enormously in recent years and we are currently looking to expand our team with a Patent Attorney (3 - 10 years' experience) who:

is a technical talent, but has other talents too

is registered as a Dutch and/or European patent attorney

is analytical, down-to-earth and involved

is socially skilled and a true team player

has ambition to work in both a litigation and prosecution/commercialization practice

enjoys playing a constructive role and deals well with change

has experience within a similar practice

Een collegiale, energieke omgeving en een persoonlijke benadering: stap het kantoor van Simmons & Simmons Amsterdam binnen en je merkt direct, dat wij het graag nét even anders aanpakken. Ja, we zijn gevestigd op de Zuidas en ja, we behoren tot het internationale Simmons & Simmons netwerk van ruim 20 advocatenkantoren, maar in ons doen en laten zijn we verrassend Nederlands: nuchter en ondernemend, betrokken en innovatief. Zo maken we onze groeiambitie waar.

Active in 19 countries
130 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 37 years