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Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences/Biotech (m/f/d)

Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences/Biotech (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Legal, Tax, IP

Berlin, BE, DE Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  9965

Plan your next career step with us as an Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences and Biotech (m/f/d) at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA.
The IP Manager at KWS is responsible for steering all IP-related matters for several technology areas in a rapidly evolving business context. You will have close interactions with KWS colleagues from R&D, Business, and Legal/IP, and will serve the company as an IP ambassador to create new value for the KWS Group.  
The position is permanent and on a full-time basis.
The place of work is either Berlin or in our HQ in Einbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany. Hybrid work is also possible.

Your Tasks – Challenge meets Responsibility:
As a KWS IP Manager, you will:


  • Develop and implement strategies that protect and create value using patents, PVP, and other means of IP protection across the KWS Group for defined technical areas within biotechnology, breeding, biostatistics, and/or digital farming
  • Closely interact with stakeholders throughout the company to promote and support product development at all stages 
  • Evaluate and monitor the competitive IP landscape to establish and assess freedom-to-operate strategies
  • Conduct and manage patent prosecution in line with KWS business needs worldwide 
  • Participate in preparation, review, and negotiation of contracts involving IP

Your Profile – Competence meets Personality:
A KWS IP Manager has:


  • An MS or PhD degree in life sciences, biology, agronomy, plant breeding or in a related field 
  • Working experience in the IP field; a Patent Attorney qualification is a plus
  • A customer-focused, can-do attitude
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in English 

We Offer:


As a KWS IP Manager, you will have:

  • Targeted professional and personal development opportunities, such as training and support to qualify as European Patent Attorney 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • An international, motivated and dynamic team
  • Company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, and Christmas pay

Would you like to develop your potential and make yourself grow at KWS?
Then we look forward to receiving your application (short cover letter, resume, relevant certificates) via our online job portal.





About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. Around 6.000 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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