Germany, Düsseldorf, Law & Chief Compliance Office

Senior Patent Counsel (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Interesting and diverse work in a global, corporate IP department with a focus on drafting new applications, conducting patent prosecution as well as participating in opposition and appeal procedures, including the related correspondence with the patent offices, patent courts and competitors
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights and development of long-term IP strategies including the corresponding counselling of the respective business units
  • Close cooperation with patent attorneys abroad
  • Accompanying the technical innovations that are important for our company in close cooperation with the research & development departments
  • Supporting and advising our inventors in all matters of industrial property rights protection


  • Academic degree in chemistry and sound knowledge of organic chemistry or polymer chemistry
  • Proven knowledge and experience in patent law: qualification as European Patent Attorney or corresponding national qualification, at least passed preliminary examination or partially passed EQE
  • Strong interest in legal issues; curious, open-minded personality with thorough working methods
  • Analytical thinking and the ability to structure complex scientific issues and present them in a clear and understandable way
  • High willingness to perform and learn
  • Good oral and written communication skills and business fluent English skills
  • Enjoyment of working in an interdisciplinary team with constant contact to the latest research results

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 22043593
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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