Patent Information Professional (Geleen or Dormagen)



Established in 2023, but with a combined heritage of over 100 years, Envalior is entering the market as a leading global engineering materials powerhouse offering novel and innovative solutions to today’s world. Envalior brings together two highly complementary established players in DSM Engineering Materials and LANXESS High Performance Materials.

We offer a uniquely positioned portfolio of longstanding material, application, and design expertise, creating real and meaningful value for our customers and the greater global society. To grow this leading global engineering materials company, we hire new colleagues to strengthen the foundation for the new organization. This is the perfect time to influence change, challenge the status quo, be part of something new and exciting, craft, create and develop the best in ALL WORLDS and be part of something truly innovative, inspirational and transformational.

Job Mission

Do you like to dig into various databases containing millions of technical documents to search for information to support Envalior to speed up R&D, in getting the best patents and to find out what competition is doing? Are you able to track down that specific document that can ultimately make the difference between winning and losing a patent case? Do new technical developments in various fields appeal to you? Are you interested in performing statistical analysis relating to a company or technology and presenting your insights to Envalior? Then we have an interesting job for you!

Job Description

You will be a colleague of one other Patent Information Professional in the Envalior IP team, which further consists of 3 Patent Attorneys, one Patent Information Professional and one Formalities Officer.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Act as sparring partner for patent attorneys and other internal customers to identify information need.
  • Conduct patent searches (novelty, validity, clearance, collection, portfolio), review search results and report findings in a complete and concise manner to customers.
  • Track down relevant (patent)literature to better estimate the patentability of inventions, to conduct oppositions against granted patents, and to be able to make a basic estimate of the ‘freedom-to-operate’ for clients.
  • Support and further develop Envalior Patent Alert System.
  • Monitor developments in specific patent granting procedures.
  • Provide technical and statistical information regarding patent literature in a specific field and/or related to a specific market/company and communicate observed insights to the Envalior community.

The right candidate we are looking for:

  • has a chemical background, preferably in the polymer field;
  • is able to efficiently extract relevant information from a large number of technical (patent) documents;
  • has completed or is prepared to follow the post-HBO training “Patent Information Specialist”;
  • is proficient with modern search methods and searching through (patent) databases or is willing to learn these skills;
  • has a broad technical interest outside their own field of expertise;
  • is analytical, critical, meticulous, can work independent and is tenacious;
  • has excellent writing, reading, speaking skills in English.


Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.
Diversity: For us, talent matters, we welcome everyone who commits to our values. We strongly believe that including diverse perspectives makes us more innovative and enhances our competitiveness. Therefore, we embrace the uniqueness of every single individual and are truly committed to supporting our people in developing their individual potential.

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & Motivation letter in English via the career portal or contact the recruiter directly Reference check procedures are part of the ENVALIOR Recruitment & Selection Process and will be contacted when these references checks are required.

Envalior is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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