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Boehringer Ingelheim Patent Attorney in Biberach, Germany

The Position

Are you looking for a new challenging position in international cross functional development teams? Join our Patents department in Biberach or Ingelheim - develop and implement project specific patent strategies for our products!

You will be at the forefront of innovation and be an integral part of the success for developing new medicines for patients, stemming both from internal as well as externally partnered projects, and through all phases from early research to clinical development and for marketed products.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • In your new role, you will devise and implement project-specific patent strategies for Boehringer Ingelheim´s products and development projects in the field of biologics as team member patents within international, cross-functional research and development teams.

  • You will manage patent portfolios effectively, including drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications, and defending Boehringer Ingelheim's patent rights in patent office and court proceedings, including opposition and appeal proceedings.

  • You will be involved in legal opinion preparation, safeguarding of Boehringer Ingelheim´s freedom to operate, and contributing towards conflict management strategies.

  • In addition, you will support enforcement and defense of our IP in litigation and pre-litigation matters.

  • You will secure Boehringer Ingelheim’s interests in contracts regarding patent issues by providing and negotiating IP concepts and drafting IP clauses in licensing and collaboration projects.

  • You will pro-actively identify patenting opportunities in product development and in research and development projects.


  • Doctoral or Master’s degree in life sciences, focus biology, biochemistry or related discipline with several years of working experience in patent practice (e.g. industry or private practice / law firm) with proven track record of handling biologic patent portfolios

  • European patent attorney or equivalent national qualification at a major patent office

  • Ability to handle complex projects and to work in a matrix organization and in interdisciplinary teams

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues and stake-holders

  • Cooperative, independent way of working and efficient self-management skills with a professional authority

  • Understanding the interface of patent law and commercial business aspects

  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English with experience presenting and concisely communicating complex information to all levels of an organization, knowledge of German is a plus

Ready to contact us?

Please contact our HR Direct Team, Tel: +49 (0) 6132 77-3330.

Recruitment process:

Step 1: Online application - application deadline is 11.03.2024

Step 2: Virtual meeting in the period from end of February till early March

Step 3: On-site interviews in calendar week 15

Discover our Biberach site: xplorebiberach.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person’s actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.