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Kortrijk, BE

Job ID:  372

Patent Engineer

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,600 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 1,082.6 million euro in 2019. 

As a patent engineer within Barco’s Intellectual Property Group, you coordinate patent application processes for different Barco products together with the help of the involved internal R&D teams and our external patent firms across the globe (Belgium, US, Canada, ...).


Your key responsibilities:


  • You help to capture innovation from our R&D teams
  • You prepare input to office actions
  • You draft patent applications
  • You communicate with external patent firms in Belgium, the US and Canada, and elsewhere.


Your profile


  • You have a master in engineering or science
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of drafting patent applications
  • You are familiar with an industrial R&D context
  • Having experience with / knowledge of the following domains is a nice to have:
    • Experience with technology development in the fields of optics, display technology and visualization techniques in entertainment, enterprise and health-care settings
    • Knowledge of colorimetry and color science, image processing concepts
    • Knowledge of collaboration technology, networking, electronics and machine learning
  • You have good communication skills (oral and written, in English) and are able to communicate with different audiences (technical vs business staff, internal stakeholders vs external patent lawyers)
  • You do your job with integrity
  • You are a team player with a can do attitude