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Innovative ideas require patent protection - worldwide


Support us in further expanding BASF’s leading position.

Our colleagues from various BASF departments - chemistry, process technology, biology, production or agricultural science - are always developing something new. To turn new ideas into products, our patent lawyers register on average over 1,000 patents with the European Patent Office in Munich for the BASF Group every year. With this number of registrations, we are right at the top internationally when comparing all classical chemical and pharmaceutical companies over a five-year period. We offer you a career with numerous options and involvement with the newest state-of-the-art technologies. You can expect interesting tasks - from supporting patent issuing processes via creating technology contracts to advising inventors and business units on strategic issues.

The department Global Intellectual Property offers many exciting tasks. As a natural science, engineering or patent law student you can become familiar with the demanding tasks of a patent lawyer at BASF during your internship.

Gain practical experience and get to know us - after your internship you will know a whole lot more about the daily work of a patent lawyer at the leading global chemical company BASF.

Apply either with an unsolicited application or for one of our advertized positions.

You are studying science, engineering or patent law at a university but have not yet completed your studies.

You can communicate fluently orally and in writing, including in English, are open for new things, have an eye for detail and enjoy technical and scientific questoins, which you tackle with drive and innovation. Spend three to six months with us, to work on current topics side-to-side with our experts.

Our specialists in the various BASF Group companies provide all of the professional services relating to intellectual property (IP) for BASF. You complete your internship here - in the department of Global Intellectual Property.

With its head office in Ludwigshafen, Global Intellectual Property creates a tight-knit, international network for IP services. Our experts typically support one or more special technical areas and are therefore familiar with the newest innovations.

Amongst the tasks of our patent attorneys is the overview and maintenance of our patent portfolio. This includes patent law consultation, driving the patent issue process, defending patents and enforcing them in court.

Your induction will be "on the job" in a committed, competent team, under the guidance of an experienced employee. This gives you the legal know-how and context that you require to work on your given topic.

BASF offers you many opportunities to complement your scientific daily life with practical experiences. By completing an internship with us you will gain an insight into how a company working on a global scale operates. You will learn from experts in your specialist area and can lay the foundations for your professional future by creating your own network with our interdisciplinary research community.