Chief Counsel – IP

This search procedure has been closed (05-10-2021).
Salary undisclosed
QTC Recruitment for Aphea.Bio

The organization

Aphea.Bio is a Belgium Agroscience company that is currently looking for a Chief Counsel. focuses on the exploitation of natural, beneficial interactions that occur between microorganisms and plants. Aphea.Bio discovers and develops new biology-based agricultural products for crop protection and crop improvement. Backed by a strong syndicate of investors, Aphea.Bio aspires to become a disruptive player in shaping a more sustainable agriculture.

The position

To strengthen the current Leadership team Aphea.Bio is looking for a Chief Counsel that will be responsible for all aspects related to (patent) protection of innovation and inventions made at Aphea.Bio and to build Aphea.Bio’s IP position in the market and help R&D in carrying out the research and development of novel and superior agricultural biological products.

Tasks and responsibilities

In this role, you can expect key accountabilities, such as drafting up and implementing patent strategies for new products and new concepts. You will be working together and leading one patent attorney while also working together with external parties where needed. Moreover, you will be providing clear guidance to scientists and senior leadership, this position will play a key role in supporting business objectives and decision-making.

Main responsibilities:

  • Management and maintenance of intellectual property portfolio
  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications
  • Ideation and identification of IP opportunities related to discovery, development and commercialisation of products in cooperation with heads of R&D and scientists
  • Advising on (patent) protection strategies including opinions on patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity of intellectual property rights
  • Advising on other intellectual property matters such as trademarks and trade secrets
  • Patent and scientific literature searching and analysis
  • General strategic patent advice and support in all IP matters
  • Collaborate with the R&D team and leadership to protect Aphea.Bio’s innovations and assets

The offer

  • You will play a central role in the future success of the company that fosters fast decision making, has high-throughput and innovative screening pipelines, a solid candidate product portfolio, and the financial resources to boost activities.
  • You will be offered a lot of opportunities to work together with a team of energetic, spirited people with a strong reputation that want to make a difference in their field
  • A competitive salary and benefits package


You can apply to this position by using the link below.

This search procedure has been closed (05-10-2021).

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