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Philips IP Counsel in Bothell, Washington


IP&S is an integral part of Philips. Like our products, services and solutions, we make a difference. We are dedicated to providing high quality, relevant IP services on a timely basis to our colleagues around the world so that we as a company can not only better serve our customers but also the communities we serve and in which we live. We strive to develop deep insights into the legal, intellectual, social, and political issues affecting our work and industry.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

be a strategic advisor in IP matters to Philips Oral Healthcare business and research organizations. You will help to shape and contribute to building our IP portfolio focusing on innovations in the oral healthcare field and other related technologies including information technology (software, cloud services, databases, mobile apps, and control solutions).


  • Provide optimal protection to the business, and contribute value to Philips Oral Healthcare business by capturing value from that portfolio.

  • Manage third-party IP risks, and when needed, seek to get access to third-party IP at the lowest cost possible for Philips’ products and services.

  • Also handle IP matters in a wide range of collaborations with third parties.

To facilitate a meaningful career development, our IP professionals rotate between and among internal clients to leverage their respective accumulated experiences in other businesses. Our goal is to provide a work environment that continually challenges intellectually and professionally and provides the opportunity for us to do our life’s best work. We are convinced that by continually expanding our perspective, we will contribute to our corporate goals and ensure thought leadership on the multiple issues our innovation and cutting edge products, services and solutions raise.

The team:

You will work with a multi-disciplinary team serving this organization that consists of IP counsels and IP analysts. You will become part of an international community of IP professionals with wide-ranging technical backgrounds and IP experience, gained both inside and outside Philips. Comprising professionals of many different nationalities who collaborate with Philips businesses across the globe, the Philips IP&S team offers you excellent opportunities for learning and professional networking in order to increase your knowledge of intellectual property matters and to continue your professional development.

In return, we offer you

The IP Counsel position provides a unique opportunity to experience the use of Intellectual Property and its impact on the Philips Group. Philips offers you a challenging position with excellent career development possibilities.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

• A competitive salary and benefits package.

• A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance.

• Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching.

• Healthy work-life balance.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

The ideal candidate has 5+ years of meaningful, documentable experience in IP portfolio management (e.g. training and guiding inventors to create valuable inventions, drafting and prosecuting patent, design and trademark applications, filing oppositions) IP counseling, defending IP assertions and contributing to IP litigations.

The candidate is a positive, collegial, cooperative and open team player, who enjoys rapidly changing environment and feels comfortable working with all types of IP in a global environment on projects involving professionals from around the world.

  • A Bachelor’s degree and technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics – A master’s degree or higher is a plus

  • Experience in multi-jurisdictional patent portfolio management; invalidity and freedom to operate opinion work

  • Strong experience in dealing with soft IP such as designs and trademarks

  • Confidence, critical thinking and experience at multitasking

  • Strong professional drive

  • Excellent Analytical and Intellectual capabilities

  • Excellent relationship building, influencing and negotiating abilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to operate at all levels both internally and externally

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a multicultural environment.

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