DuPont is a leading global multi-industrial company established in 1802, which is today active in approximately 50 countries and transforms local insights into global solutions. A diverse and global network of research centers, manufacturing sites and offices enable DuPont to bring unmatched talent and expertise to customers and partners around the world. DuPont drives innovation for a diverse set of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, electronics, energy, government and public sector, healthcare and medical and manufacturing and industrial.

DuPont’s values

DuPont’s values inform every decision we make, every step we take, as we drive toward our purpose to empower the world with the essential innovations to thrive. The core values reflect the longstanding commitments of our heritage companies, demonstrate our steadfast commitment to our people and the planet, and exemplify the way we work. These values are timeless and foundational to everything we do and help build the basis for the critical initiatives and commitments we have to sustainability, community impact, diversity, equity and inclusion. DuPont’s purpose is using science and innovation to create a sustainable world. It is our commitment to society. DuPont will use passion and proven expertise in science and innovation to create sustainable solutions for the complex challenges facing our world.

The Water & Protection division

The Water & Protection division of DuPont enables customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale, and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™ and FILMTEC™. As part of the Tyvek® growth plan, DuPont are seeking an Intellectual Property Manager f/m, who will work alongside the scientists and engineers developing new products and technology, to ensure their protection for the benefit of DuPont, its customers, and its partners. This position will be located at the Luxembourg Manufacturing site and R&D center.

Primary Responsibilities:

In this position, you will be reporting to the Global Technology Director for the Tyvek® and Typar® Business.

You will work closely with an international team of R&D, Engineering and Application Development experts, along with internal and external Legal resources, to protect innovations and support the wider business worldwide.

DuPont is looking for a creative mind who can understand their technology, their innovation, and the IP landscape, and apply strategic thinking to leverage their potential for DuPont.

The ideal candidate should have a strong and broad-based technical background and at least five years’ experience in dealing with intellectual property, in particular patents and trade secrets.

More specifically, responsibilities include:

  • Acting as contact point for all questions relating protection of trade secrets and intellectual property rights.
  • Providing regular training and coaching for the wider organisation on the protection of trade secrets and confidential information.
  • Working with the Legal Department and all other functions to facilitate external collaboration through appropriate use of Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Joint Development Agreements, memberships of research consortia, etc.
  • Guiding researchers in recognizing potentially patentable inventions and conducting the necessary patentability research and analysis.
  • Facilitating effective collaboration between inventors and IP Lawyers to ensure timely filing of high-quality patent applications and follow-up on patent office actions.
  • Monitoring of the IP landscape and providing leadership with regular briefings on and recommendations for responses to potential opportunities and threats.
  • Continuous improvement of our processes for protecting Intellectual Property.

This job may require occasional travel.


  • At least a Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science, or a comparable field.
  • Further post-graduate education in Patent Engineering, IP Management or related studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant career experience in IP management in an industrial context, ideally including prior art searching and analysis, patentability analysis, conceiving responses to patent office actions, etc.

Competencies (required)

  • Conceptual, analytical, and strategic thinking
  • Intellectual curiosity and an ability to rapidly absorb and understand technical concepts and apply them in creative ways.
  • Excellent communication, networking, coaching and influencing skills
  • Innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial initiative
  • Self-starter with a pragmatic, hands-on approach
  • Language: Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Competencies (desired)

  • Languages: German and/or French

What DuPont offers on

Interested to apply? Please send your resume on DuPont’s career page