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Patent Counsel – Digital Technologies (m/f/d) neu

Our multidisciplinary, international team supports BASF's cutting-edge digital innovation pipeline ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain to…...

In our Service Unit Intellectual Property, we are responsible for all services relating to Intellectual Property, i.e. patents, trademarks, trade secrets, plant variety protection, copyrights, designs and IP Intelligence, as well as all IP-contracts. We are a global team servicing the entire BASF group and work in close alliance with the operating business units as well as with the research and technology platforms. In this way we create a basis for future business success and actively influence BASF’s competitive situation.


We are looking for a Patent Counsel turning digital innovation into effective IP value. Our multidisciplinary, international team supports BASF’s cutting-edge digital innovation pipeline ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain to quantum computing in chemicals.

In this role you will actively shape BASF’s IP position by consulting innovation teams on matters of digital IP.

Also, you will identify patentable ideas with business impact, build and maintain patent portfolios in different technology areas and advise the teams on IP in partnerships.

You will evaluate patent landscapes and derive strategic measures (freedom to operate, invalidity, licensing strategies).

You will also advise the innovation teams on technological aspects in contractual matters, partnerships and M&A activities.


completed scientific or technical studies as well as a sound understanding of digital technologies

qualified as European or German Patent Attorney; alternatively, training started

(first) experience inhouse or in a patent law firm

strong communication skills in German and English

curious and open minded with a sound understanding of business interests in digital environment

good team player


Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

Health and wellbeing programs to help you achieve better health and work-life balance.

Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential. ABOUT US

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Therefore please submit only copies and no originals.

First information about our application process can be found here:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Maria Bergmann, Tel.: +49 30 2005-59113

BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world’s major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at

At BASF, the chemistry is right. Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us – in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.