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Philips HealthTech Licensing Program Leader in Eindhoven, Netherlands


Organization Description:

Philips is a global health and well-being company operating across the globally continuum from healthy living and prevention; to diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and to home health care. We have a presence in over a 100 countries and a workforce of over 70,000 employees committed to making the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation.

At Philips, we work close to our customers, clinical partners and opinion leaders from across the globe to address the multiple, often conflicting challenges, facing health care today. We combine deep human insights and state of the art clinical expertise to deliver products, services, software and solutions designed to improve patient outcomes, increase access to health care, and lower the cost of care without affecting quality. We deliver these advanced solutions to industry professionals to meet the needs of individual patients and hospital systems.

Our people focused approach incorporates multiple highly advanced digital technologies. We mine and analyze enormous volumes of health related data to improve clinical decision-making and performance, as well as personal lifestyle choices through wearables and self-help health management apps and programs. Our digital platforms are further transforming health care by democratizing the availability of health care information and solutions. For more information about our businesses and how we make life better, please visit

IP&S Description:

IP&S is an integral part of Philips. 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.

To facilitate a meaningful career development, our IP professionals rotate between and among internal clients to use 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 global goals and ensure thought leadership on the multiple issues our innovation and cutting edge products, services and solutions raise.

Purpose of the Role:

Develop and drive the Health Tech Licensing programs including: opportunity identification, evaluation, valuation and financial modelling; short and medium term strategies and plans; manage intellectual property commercial/licensing prospects and opportunity pipeline by working directly with the Philips IPCs and businesses, research organizations and third parties to develop appropriate intellectual property licensing opportunities and related strategies and workflow. Strategize and develop comprehensive licensing approached/program(s) related thereto.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead and drive the evaluation, creation, development and execution of licensing programs of intellectual property/technology attributed to the Philips Health Continuum in collaboration with the applicable HC IPCs and business(s), I&S and/or IP&S MT.

  • Lead and develop team of Licensing Professionals

  • Lead the team of HealthTech Licensing

  • Develop a worldwide group of third parties who will form a part of the evaluation and execution processes.

  • Lead intellectual property licensing programs, including: the negotiation and execution of licenses and commercialization agreements, and responsibility for program financials and budgets

  • Develop the team that is assigned to you via trainings (including IP&S Academy), coaching, professional, and personal development.

  • Address performance issues as appropriate in the management team.

  • Develop and deliver internal training materials to internal clients with respect to issues of importance to IP&S and/or the group being managed and facilitate compliance with Philips policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a thorough up-to-date knowledge of intellectual property law and licensing strategies in and outside of the healthcare space and an understanding of the relevant Philips businesses and healthcare technologies and industries and related R&D activities

  • Work with General Licensing Unit to develop templates and models which reflect standard methodologies and likely scenarios to help expedite commercialization opportunities in both HT IP and General Licensing Units.

  • Provide clear ethical mentorship in all aspects of work.

  • Lead and facilitate other related initiatives when applicable, in particular initiatives that are relevant for Philips and across the IP&S organization.

  • Member of IP&S extended management team

Your team

The team consists of 2 IP Professionals and 1 IP Analyst.


  • Qualified IP attorney or similar degree

  • Technical background (masters or PHD level) with understanding in a broad range of technical subject matters and interest in all types of technology.

  • Practical experience in intellectual property program development activities including identifying appropriate commercialization opportunities, valuing such opportunities and having the ability to work closely with senior business and technical personnel to funnel such chances to create significant intellectual property licensing programs;

  • A strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to develop business cases for licensing opportunities using strategic skills, financial acumen as well as IP knowledge

  • Practical experience leading/participating in significant license programs and opportunities including experience in financial aspects of leading such programs, licensing negotiations and litigation;

  • Team up within IP&S and in the applicable business and ability to embrace the big picture of the organization and how IP&S can build successfully to contribute to that big picture;

  • Prior experience in the healthcare industry working with a variety of healthcare technologies is desirable but not necessary as we seek to develop standard methodologies regardless of where they are developed; and

  • A demonstrated interest in technology, the rapidly changing nature of how health care is defined and delivered and in business development and the less staid nature that business development entails.

  • Ability to travel 25% or more as may be required

In return, we offer you

We believe: We’re strong only when you are. We understand that work is only one part of your life. It’s why we offer a variety of innovative benefits and health programs to help you strong mentally and physically as you perform at work, and also manage life’s unexpected moments.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.