Senior IP Attorney

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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8+ years



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Published: 8 days ago Job ID: J-00250413-686

Introduction to the job

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. With over 30,000 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 an experienced qualified Patent Attorney.

Role and responsibilities

Establishing, prosecuting and maintaining patent rights in the field of Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems. Evaluating and mitigating patent risks from a worldwide perspective. Handling of IP-related projects.

You will be part of the Patents EUV / Cymer Light Source (CLS) group 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, program management, procurement) to determine opportunities to establish patent rights, determine existence of patent risks and mitigate such identified risks.
  • Providing objective, informed and legally competent advice and direction to senior management regarding intellectual property rights, opportunities, risks and liabilities.
  • Leading or taking part in IP-related projects when needed (e.g. patent acquisition, litigation support, merger support).

Education and experience

You have a MSc degree in physics, mechanics, electrical engineering or similar technical field. You are a qualified European patent attorney with at least 6 years of experience in patent law.

You bring:

  • A good understanding of global IP matters and can resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways.
  • Technical experience in optics, mechatronics or similar field.
  • Experience in handling IP matters in industry or for industry clients.


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:

  • Fully functioning in the job with only general direction needed.
  • 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.
  • Work on complex projects/problems/tasks and demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • 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.

Interested in this vacancy? Please apply with cv and cover letter.

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