12 days ago - req32707

Manager Corporate Intellectual Property Support & Administration

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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8+ years



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Introduction to the job

ASML is an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry, providing the world's leading chipmakers with hardware, software and services to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography. Our company employs over 28,000 people from 120 nationalities in more than 80 locations worldwide.
For our Corporate Intellectual Property (CIP) department at the global headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, we are looking for a manager for the Support & Administration (S&A) group.

Role and responsibilities

Being part of CIP’s management team, you provide an infrastructure of services and tools, as basis for the Intellectual Property (IP), in particular the patent operation.

You provide leadership to three teams (over 20 FTE):

  • two patent paralegal teams at four locations (Veldhoven, Wilton, San Jose, San Diego) and
  • one business process team in Veldhoven.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Motivating and supporting colleagues to provide excellent services to internal stakeholders, such as the patent attorney groups and the departmental management team.
  • Maintaining IP knowledge to coach S&A colleagues and to understand and enhance CIP’s operation.
  • Providing ‘state of the art’ tools, such as the IP management system (with reliable and retrievable information), to enable colleagues to perform on ASML’s IP interests.
  • Running projects to enhance CIP’s operation.

Education and experience

  • You have a Masters degree and over ten years of experience in managing administrative people and processes.
  • Identifying operational opportunities and defining and running related projects is in your blood.
  • Existing IP knowledge is a preference (e.g., certification as Patent Formalities Officer).


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Excellent people manager, in multicultural international environment.
  • Team player, with ability to create and drive a vision independently.
  • Clear communicator, with ability to adjust style to different stakeholder levels, in Dutch and English.
  • Experienced project manager.
  • Strong analyst, with skills to structure complex issues in clear opportunities.
  • Enthusiastic organizer, with ability to oversee all activities and, if required, to go into detail.
  • Pro-active initiator, with accuracy, flexibility and decisiveness.

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 Technology sector is responsible for definition and development of technologies and products. Maximizing ASML’s global IP position to protect and support ASML’s business, in particular by protection and clearance of such technologies and products, is the responsibility of the CIP department, for which a portfolio of over 14,000 patent rights is being maintained. The CIP department currently employs over 70 people at above mentioned four locations. The manager S&A works full time and reports to ASML’s Chief IP Counsel at Senior Vice President level.

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