Experienced Patent Attorney (m/f)

Ehningen, Germany
Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

By joining the Intellectual Property function, you will become part of a global company which holds Intellectual Property, its protection, exploitation and its practitioners in a prominent position:

  • The company received a record of 8088 patents in 2016 – marking the 24th consecutive year that the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent recipients,
  • a worldwide portfolio of over 45,000 patents (by far the largest United States patent holder) for all technologies ranging from hardware and software to services,
  • thousands of registered trademarks,
  • a vast number of software and other copyrighted material,
  • world class Intellectual Property licensing operations.

This position involves the full range of services in Intellectual Property such as identification of patentable inventions, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, oppositions, patent enforcement, infringement risk and validity assessments as well as giving advice and counsel to the business and drafting/negotiating IP contracts and agreements.

Owing to its history, size, structure and integration within the IBM General Legal organization, Intellectual Property function gives access to large work diversity and numerous opportunities for both a long and short term career development to the candidate who is striving to achieve.

A successful candidate should

  • possess an excellent degree in either electrical engineering, physics, computer science or a related discipline,
  • be fluent in English and German,
  • have passed both the Patent Attorney German Qualification Exam and the European Qualifying Exam,
  • have gained several years of experience in the profession, and
  • have excellent social, communication and negotiation skills.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

A successful candidate should

  • possess an excellent degree in either electrical engineering, physics, computer science or a related discipline,
  • be fluent in English and German,
  • have passed both the German Patent Attorney Qualification Exam and the European Qualifying Exam,
  • have gained several years of experience in the profession, and
  • have excellent social, communication and negotiation skills.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

possess an excellent degree in either electrical engineering, physics, computer science or a related discipline

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