Intellectual Property - Technical Information Engineer (m/f) / R-Tech sa (Schréder Group)


Description of the Company

Schréder is a group of 48 companies worldwide, with more than 2,600 men and women, passionate about light and innovation, experts in the design and development of outdoor lighting solutions ( ).

Schréder Group's headquarters are located in Brussels. Its research and development lab, R-tech, is located in Liège.

In order to reinforce its Legal Entity, R-Tech is looking for an :


Intellectual Property / Technical Information Engineer


Job Description

Reporting to the Legal Entity Manager, your responsibilities are as follows :

  • Performing prior art searches for proposed new inventions
    • Collecting ideas from inventors
    • Identifying the key words for the search query
    • Performing the search in databases like Patbase, STN, Questel, Patsnap
    • Establishing a concise report of the results
    • Helping the inventors selecting the relevant documents out of the prior art search, in view of their inventions ;
  • Training Schréder’s employees in using public available (patent) literature databases in support to their research activities ;
  • Monitoring competition
    • Regular legal status monitoring of specific applications and report of relevant information
    • Regular patent monitoring of specific fields and applicants and report of relevant information in a stakeholder friendly format
    • IP landscaping ;
  • Performing first phase infringement searches ;
  • Participating in elaboration and management of an IP/knowledge tool for collecting and storing prior art searches and results, invention disclosures, trade secrets.


Professional skills  and experience required

  • You hold a Masters degree in applied or exact sciences in physics, electronics or electro-mechanics.
  • You have ideally a knowledge of literature databases such as Patbase, STN, Questel, Patsnap.
  • You have a strong interest in searching technical information.
  • You are known for your communication skills (both orally and written) and your analytical skills.
  • You work accurately and in a structured way.
  • A good knowledge of English is required. French and/or German is/are a plus.


We offer

  • Besides a competitive package, R-Tech offers an exciting job inside an international environment, with a great team spirit.


Interested ?

If you would like to apply for this post, or would like further information, please contact Bernadette Bertemes by email under or via citing the reference n° 170407. Your application will be processed rapidly and treated in full confidence.

Please note that Ingenium RH is the exclusive agent for this position.



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