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Patent Attorney

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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8+ years



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Introduction to the job

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. With over 28,000 people in more than 80 locations worldwide, ASML has an international presence in the semiconductor industry. For our Corporate Intellectual Property (CIP) department at the global headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands we are looking for a qualified Patent Attorney. Candidates that are close to qualifying are also invited to apply.

Role and responsibilities

You will be part of the Patents EUV / Cymer Light Source (CLS) group which presently consists of seven patent attorneys and report to the Director Patents EUV / CLS.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Actively developing and managing a global patent portfolio.
  • Supervising outside counsel to properly prepare and prosecute patent applications.
  • Supporting execution of ASML IP strategies, including patent filing and product clearance.
  • Interacting with various internal stakeholders (e.g. research, D&E groups, procurement) to determine opportunities to establish patent rights, determine existence of patent risks and mitigate such identified risks.

Education and experience

You have a MSc degree in physics, mechanics, electrical engineering or similar technical field. You are a qualified patent attorney or close to qualifying.

You bring

  • Basic experience in handling IP matters in industry or IP law firm.
  • Technical experience in optics, mechatronics or similar field.


  • Being able to go into detail, but having the helicopter view when necessary.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Decisive and self-initiating.
  • Ability to work proactively and effectively both independently and in teams including a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries.
  • Strong English language skills. Dutch language skills preferred.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Within ASML, the CIP department is responsible for maximizing ASML’s global intellectual property position to protect and support ASML’s business. In particular, the CIP department strives to preserve freedom to operate for ASML and to establish and maintain a portfolio of patent rights.

At the CIP department, about 65 people (of which about 30 patent attorneys) work in four locations (Veldhoven in the Netherlands and Wilton, San Diego and Silicon Valley in the USA) to accomplish the above-stated mission.

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