Officer (m/f/d) for Intellectual Property Rights

About the role

Location: Austria - Linz

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Temporary until 31.12.2023


We rise to the challenge and is always striving to take the lead in our journey towards a more sustainable world. We need your contribution in the filing and prosecution of national, regional and international applications and maintenance of the resulting patents.


As our IPR Formalities Officer, you will handle formalities and administration in connection with invention disclosures, assignment and power of attorney documents, including notarisation and legalisation of such documents, file European (EP) and international (PCT) patent applications or instruct external patent attorneys to do so. You will register relevant IPR data, information and documents in the Borealis IPR registry system (DIAMS) and IPR matter management system (SharePoint) and keep such systems updated, correct and complete. This include the creation of new records, and provide overviews of data and information saved in these systems. You will also support IPR group members and other internal customers.


You will work closely with in-house patent attorneys and IPR Formalities Officers, internal customers such as inventors, R&D department, Business Units, and Innovation Projects involved in creation,  protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as communicating with external IP service providers, foreign patent agents and national/regional patent offices.


About you

You are the right candidate for this position if you have excellent organising and planning skills, an ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. High quality, accuracy and correctness of work products, information and documents is highly required. As a person, you have a proactive, positive attitude and enjoy building relationships, coaching and mentoring people.


You have mastery of English at a business level, preferably at least Bachelor degree and experience as Patent Assistant, IPR Formalities Officer, Paralegal or Assistant of Intellectual Property Department in industry and/or private practice.


If you are experienced in below bullet points, you might be the perfect match!


  • IPR registry systems and IPR matter management systems.
  • IPR formality requirements of major jurisdictions.
  • IPR policies, guidelines, procedures and instructions.

About Borealis and our offer

We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Preslmaier, ( Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR 49.804,58 annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


With head offices in Vienna, Austria, we employ 6,900 employees and operate in over 120 countries. In 2021, we generated total sales of EUR 12.3 billion and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares, while the remaining 25% is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | | 


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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