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Patent Attorney – Bioprotection

Do you want to become IPR responsible for a new and highly prioritized business area?  

If you have some years’ experience as Patent Attorney with natural science focus, and you are looking for a job where you can get a broad IPR responsibility for a highly prioritized business area, this is your opportunity. In Chr. Hansen you will be part of a very successful international market leader with innovation as a part of the company DNA. At the same time you can look forward to joining a super well-functioning team of skilled and dedicated colleagues working in a positive and welcoming environment.  

IPR responsible for Bioprotection  

As Patent Attorney your overall focus is to protect the unique knowledge generated by Chr. Hansen’s many scientists. You will become IPR responsible for one of the company’s new and highly prioritized business areas, Bioprotection. Exciting challenges as well as ample opportunities for personal development are guaranteed in this position. Your primary tasks will be to:  

  • Take responsibility for the existing patent portfolio within Bioprotection  
  • Evaluate competitor IPR and perform freedom to operate analyses  
  • Perform patentability opinions, draft applications, prosecute and defend patent rights  
  • Prepare and support opposition cases  
  • Drive IP licensing agreements  
  • Act as IPR advisor and coach/trainer for Scientists working with Bioprotection  
  • Act as IPR expert in the Bioprotection Business Group headed by Marketing  

Your two main stakeholder groups are Scientists and Marketing/Sales. You will support your scientist colleagues with IPR knowledge with a commercial and value adding perspective – e.g. understanding of what an invention is including when and how to protect it. You will support your Marketing/sales colleagues by managing intellectual assets that can be used to create value in the dialogue with (potential) customers and in the overall branding of Chr. Hansen.  

+5 years’ experience as Patent Attorney  

You have a natural science degree within e.g. microbiology, chemistry or biotech and at least 5 years’ experience as partly or fully qualified Patent Attorney. This enables you with a solid understanding of the value chain in a well-established, international biotech company, and you can apply your knowledge of how IPR create value to this.  

With your ability to understand complex stuff and your good communication skills you can act as trusted advisor and coach within IPR related topics/projects and provide guidance. Naturally, you can ensure that all the tiny details are in place and deliver within agreed deadlines. As part of a function interacting with a broad range of stakeholders you must thrive in a service minded role and let your colleagues know that making them successful is what makes us successful. This takes an open and positive mindset and the will to create results via dialogue and cooperation.  

IPR & Licensing – your new department  

You will join 12 good colleagues including 5 Patent Attorneys like yourself. We have a strong team spirit and share a common will to succeed. We value knowledge sharing and cooperation a encourage ideas and new perspectives on how to do things as smart as possible. Mistakes are allowed as long as we learn from them. We are based at the Chr. Hansen headquarters approx. 30 minutes drive north of the Copenhagen City center.  


If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Jens Asbjørn Andersson, Head of Patents, Food Cultures and Enzymes, at +45 5339 1648.  


Please apply by using "Apply here". Here you can enter your details into our CV-bank.

Deadline for applications is 22 June 2017.  

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at:

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit
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