Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Gothenburg, Sweden

Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions, with leading positions in the EU, USA and other regions. Cochlear is also invested in other implantable solutions in addition to hearing solutions. Our Intellectual Property department is currently looking for a Patent Attorney on a permanent basis based in our location in Gothenburg to support all of our technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting Cochlear’s IP Strategy by supporting the acquisition/generation of patent rights (50%), managing IP risks (30%) and providing IP advice and counsel to the business (20%
  • Technical or patent related support of IP litigation or licensing activitie
  • Provide legal counsel to inventors, technology and project team leaders regarding expectations and approaches to protect intellectual property effectively
  • Manage a portion of the Cochlear patent filing process, including running patent committees and advising other internal stakeholders to create valu
  • Actively participate in process development and other department improvements to increase the effectiveness of the IP Dept, e.g., through streamlining processes, creating better decision-making capability within the process, and implementing tools to enhance the value of the patent portfoli
  • Provide training to technical and other groups within Cochlear on IP strategy, IP procedures, and maximizing corporate benefit of its innovations

Key requirements:

  • Intellectual property attorney with technical background in bio-medical, electrical, or mechanical engineering or other appropriate physical science
    + 5-years experiences working, including application drafting and prosecution, due diligence, prior art review, etc., with patent portfolios in high tech, engineering or the medical device industr
  • Patent attorney firm experience
    Experience and knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and practice under various national patent systems, such as US and Europ
  • Service oriented, excellent communicator and relationship building skill
  • Language: excellent oral and written communication skills in English (and Dutch)

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden