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Intellectual Property Officer

Ref. ATP-2018-142

Are you curious about the activities of KU Leuven’s highly acclaimed researchers?

Do you want to contribute to making KU Leuven’s expertise and innovative technologies available to society?

KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) builds bridges between science and industry. By transferring knowledge and technologies to society and the marketplace, LRD advances the impact of research results on people’s lives around the globe. LRD has developed a solid tradition of collaborating with industry, securing and licensing intellectual property rights, creating spin-off companies and stimulating knowledge-driven regional development. LRD supports researchers throughout the entire knowledge and technology transfer process and helps them to best leverage the societal and economic potential of their research.

Ranked as Europe’s most innovative university by Thomson Reuters in 2016 and 2017, KU Leuven has an enormous potential of developing new groundbreaking innovations. You can help to maximize the societal benefit of these innovations together with nearly 100 enthusiastic colleagues.


KU LEUVEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT is currently looking for a scientist to strengthen its team of intellectual property officers.

You manage the university’s intellectual property rights portfolio and report to a senior intellectual property officer. You are involved in:

  • assessing the feasibility, patentability and market potential of an invention;
  • determining a protection strategy;
  • drafting and filing patent applications;
  • following up on patent procedures & costs;
  • finding industrial partners;
  • negotiating and drafting non-disclosure agreements and license agreements. 


  • You have obtained a master’s degree in engineering sciences or physics.
  • You have obtained a Ph.D. degree in electronics or electrical engineering or a related domain.
  • Experience in drafting patent applications is an asset.
  • You have affinity with ICT and software and feel comfortable in an academic research environment.
  • You are interested in the legal aspects of technology transfer and are willing to quickly get up to speed in this domain.
  • You are eager to learn more about new scientific matter.
  • You have a hands-on mindset, you are flexible and stress resistant, and able to meet deadlines.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, or you are fluent in English and willing to quickly learn to speak and write Dutch.


A full-time job of indefinite duration.

The possibility to be closely involved in the exploitation of research results of our research groups.


For more information please contact Mr. Sammy Brié, tel.: +32 16 37 37 24.

You can apply for this job no later than May 3rd 2018 via the online application tool: light/54603162

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Intellectual Property Lawyer, Legal Counsel (Permanent)

Company: Imperial Innovations (which is an IP Group plc company)

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the MD of Imperial Innovations (with indirect reporting line to Head of UK Legal)

Location: 52 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London

We are currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent intellectual property lawyer to operate as sole legal counsel at Imperial Innovations, which is the technology transfer office for Imperial College London (the “TTO”).  Imperial Innovations works with researchers at Imperial College London to help develop their novel research into new businesses, products or services, and supports the process of taking an idea from the lab into the market, via intellectual property protection, licensing and company creation.

Imperial Innovations is an IP Group plc company.  IP Group plc is one of the UK’s leading intellectual property commercialisation companies, creating and developing companies primarily based on fundamental scientific innovations from its research-intensive partner universities. IP Group’s mission is to evolve great ideas into world changing businesses.  The Group’s strategy is to systematically create, develop and deliver outstanding intellectual property-based businesses in order to provide attractive returns for all our stakeholders.

Further detail about Imperial Innovations can be found on its website:


Your principal role will be to provide legal advice, negotiation support and legal drafting to the TTO, specifically in relation to:

  1. commercial IP agreements, including licences, assignments, revenue-sharing agreements, option and pipeline agreements;
  2. the formation of spin-out companies from Imperial College;
  3. the IP aspects of Imperial College’s research agreements, e.g. sponsored research contracts, materials transfer agreements, charitable funding agreements and research consortium agreements;
  4. contentious contractual and IP matters, e.g. patent infringement, breach of licence agreement;
  5. technology pipeline and technology transfer service provision agreements with academic institutions, spin-out companies and NHS Trusts; and
  6. technology development agreements with charitable and public-sector funding bodies (e.g. Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK)

Your role will also cover advising TTO Management on general IP matters and negotiation support for general commercial agreements (e.g. employment/consultancy contracts, insurance contracts, supplier agreements, non-disclosure agreements).


  • Excellent academic record
  • At least 4 years PQE with relevant IP law experience
  • Substantial experience of the commercial exploitation of scientific IP (including patents, copyright in software, and scientific know-how)
  • Excellent legal drafting skills
  • Desire to work as part of an in-house legal team
  • Interest in the sector and a desire to work with IP businesses would be beneficial


The role will involve working as an integral member of the TTO and managing your own work load, with lead responsibility for drafting licences and other bespoke IP documents.  You will have day to day interaction with management of the TTO and university personnel, including academics.  We require the candidate to have the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, and to establish rapport and credibility, with commercial colleagues, counterparties, and the research and administration staff of academic institutions
  • Well organised and ability to prioritise work-load to achieve required commercial deadlines and deliver in a time pressured environment
  • Ability to provide pragmatic and commercial input into negotiations
  • Motivated, pro-active and collaborative team member who uses initiative and works successfully both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound commercial awareness, with a solutions-oriented approach to providing commercial, effective advice and recommendations
  • Ability to demonstrate bespoke drafting and negotiation skills

 How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Jacek Krzyzanowski at: please include “Legal Counsel” in the subject line.

The Luxembourg Institute of Health

The Luxembourg Institute of Health is a public research organisation at the forefront of biomedical sciences. With its expertise in population health, oncology, infection and immunity as well as storage and handling of biological samples, its research activities impact on people’s health.

Currently looking for Business Developer – Technology Transfer

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EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw
materials sector worldwide.
Its mission is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe by boosting
competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw.
EIT RawMaterials unites more than 100 partners – academic and research institutions as well
as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries. Together we collaborate on finding new,
innovative solutions to secure the supply of the raw materials and improve the sector all along
the value chain – from extraction to processing, from recycling to reuse.
There are six regional hubs located in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden,
called Co-location Centres, that represent different regional ecosystems bridging business,
research and education.

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Business Developer Innovation at CLC Central, France

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CDD de 36 mois

MissionsToulouse INP recrute, au sein du Service des Activités Industrielles et Commerciales (SAIC), 2 chargés de projets de recherche sur financements publics.Les deux chargés de projets travailleront en collaboration entre eux et avec le reste de l’équipe (chargés d’affaires contrats, gestionnaires…), et seront amenés à interagir avec les chercheurs, les gestionnaires de laboratoire, et les services communs de l’établissement. Ils seront en outre en relation avec le Service Europe de l’Université de Toulouse (Europe@UT) et leurs homologues du site.Poste 1 : Le chargé de projet assurera pour un mi-temps, aux côtés du coordinateur scientifique, le suivi d’un projet « Initial Training Network – ITN » financé par la Commission européenne (H2020- MSCA-ITN:ETN) dans le domaine de la fabrication additive de céramique pour le médical et l’aéronautique (Projet «DOC-3D-Ceram»).Il consacrera son autre mi-temps à l’aide au montage financier de projets de recherche et au pilotage des justifications financières des différents types de contrats de recherche sur financements publics, avec une priorité sur les projets européens H2020.Poste 2 : Le chargé de projet assurera l’aide au montage de projets de recherche avec subventions européennes (H2020, FEDER,…), nationales ou régionales, et au pilotage de leurs justifications financières.Activités principales (tout ou en partie en fonction des compétences)Activité spécifique au poste 1 : assurer le suivi du projet européen « Initial Training Network – ITN » (H2020-MSCA-ITN:ETN) avec le coordinateur scientifique pour coordonner le projet tant entre les partenaires qu’avec la commission européenne : animer le consortium, organiser les réunions/workshops/écoles, assurer la gestion administrative et financière dans le respect des règles et des délais imposés par la Commission Européenne, et mettre en œuvre les actions de communication.Activités communes aux 2 postes :-Conseiller les équipes de recherche sur les aspects financiers lors du montage des propositions de projets de recherche ;-Piloter la justification des dépenses ;-Conseiller les équipes de recherche et les services gestionnaires dans l’exécution des contrats en vue de leur justification financière ;-Participer avec les équipes de recherche et les services gestionnaires à la préparation et au déroulement des audits des financeurs.En sus, les personnes recrutées devront :-Alimenter des tableaux de bord-Exercer une veille règlementaire et documentaire concernant notamment le droit communautaire et les organismes financeurs notamment sessions d’information auprès des financeurs institutionnels : Europe, ANR, BPI, Région…)Compétences et expériences :-Connaissance de l’organisation, de la culture et du fonctionnement de la recherche publique, ainsi que du fonctionnement des financeurs institutionnels ;-Connaissance générale des règles de la comptabilité et de la gestion financière publique ;-Connaissance des principes de conduite de projets ;-Notions de base sur les calculs de coûts (dont coût salarial) et sur les règles et méthodes de contrôle de gestion.-Expérience nécessaire en justification financière de projets de recherche ;-Expérience appréciée en gestion de projets européens/internationaux;-Maîtrise de l’anglais indispensable (écrit et oral) pour le Poste 1-Capacités de synthèse, d’autonomie, de rigueur, de réactivité et d’initiative-Capacité à travailler en équipeRecrutementNiveau de diplôme : Master ; une formation en management de projet européen serait un plus.Rémunération : à déterminer selon expérience (24.000€ à 30.000 brut annuel) CDD 3 ans – poste à pourvoir au plus tôt au SAIC de Toulouse INPEnvoyez CV et lettre de motivation par poste ou e-mail avant le 25/01/2018 à : Florence FOUCAUDSAIC INPT – 6 allée Emile Monso – BP 34038 – 31029 Toulouse Cedex 4

Industry Engagement and Commercialisation Executive, Office of Research and Innovation, RCSI Dublin
25 October 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is looking for an Industry Engagement and Commercialisation Executive. The Office of Research and Innovation at RCSI provides integrated research, research commercialisation and industry engagement support to researchers. Specifically Innovation at RCSI works to ensure that RCSI research is given the best opportunity to make economic and societal impact through the provision of customer orientated industry engagement and research commercialisation services to researchers and industry partners.The candidate will be expected to support the growth of industry funded research programmes at RCSI and drive commercialisation of research outputs at RCSI by identifying opportunities, supporting their development through application for grant funding and engaging with industry to ensure market relevance.Click here for the full vacancy | Visit the website | Deadline: 12 November 2017 by 5PM

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