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IP Support Officer

Job Category:  Legal
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time but Part Time optional
Job ID:  2798

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



We are  looking for a IP Support Officer to support the IP department in Gorinchem and one colleague patent attorney overseas.

As our new colleague you will deal with a broad variation of IP and other topics relating to for example the legal and financial administration of our patent and trademark portfolio and individual rights, coordination of external patent and law firms, interaction with multiple internal departments such as R&D, finance, regulatory, legal, sales and marketing and involving various different business units and corporate functions.

You will play a pivotal role in our IP team and for our efficiency as patent attorneys.

Will you help us?





As our new colleague you will yourself and through the use of external patent and law firms be involved in managing the various patent and trademark rights and other IP rights that we have. Other responsibilities:

  • assisting in the management of our patent and trademark portfolio and other IP rights
  • monitoring of procedures and deadlines set by national authorities
  • correspondence with and coordination of external paralegals of patent and law firms
  • working with inventors and obtaining the rights papers and signatures needed for patent and trademark procedures
  • archiving of external and internal correspondence on patent and trademark procedures
  • assisting in reporting out to business units on the patent and trademark portfolio
  • design and control of our database and other systems used for portfolio management
  • assistance in reporting out on competitor activities
  • handling and controlling our financial administration & accounting, registration of invoices and control of expenditures made





We are looking for a  candidate meeting the following requirements:

  • Paralegal or MBO/HBO law degree
  • Working experience, in private practice but more preferably in industry and related to administration of IP rights or support to (patent) attorneys
  • Experience in working with databases and database software for preferably IP portfolio management, preferably with Anaqua
  • Affinity with maintaining and monitoring (IP) policies and procedures
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Willing to work 3 to 4 days in the office in Gorinchem (4 days part-time optional)
  • Strong communication and social skills both on inventor level as on management level
  • The courage to work in a dynamic, opportunistic and sometimes very demanding high-stakes environment as the IP Support Officer administration expert


About Corbion  

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2.138 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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