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IP Counsel / Senior IP Counsel 80-100% (f/m/d)

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

The role is responsible for managing the creation and maintenance of high-quality patent portfolio on a global scale for assigned business group(s). Job Location: Switzerland (Baden), Italy (Milano) or Germany (Mannheim), other locations may be considered on a case by case basis. Global role with several options for location. This is a full-time position; home office or partial home office may be available depending on the regulations of the actual location. European Patent Attorney or qualification as national patent attorney strongly desired.

Your responsibilities

  • General advise to internal stakeholders, Business Units and especially Research and Development (R&D) function regarding all patent issues, closely working together with other dedicated members of the IP Team
  • Actively defends and enforces IP against unauthorized use and misappropriation by third parties. The role ensures implementation of the Group IP strategy globally in order to defend and protect Hitachi Energy assets
  • IP risk management including monitoring of competitor patent activities in the technical field and freedom to operate analyses
  • Counseling on employee invention disclosures and leading filing strategies in line with the Global IP Strategy
  • Patent applications: Drives patent processing in the Region/Country/Business Unit, supervising drafting and prosecuting of patent applications with outside patent firms, including external supplier management
  • Training: Educates on IP matters, provides patent training and creates IP awareness to various stakeholders/levels within the organization

Your background

  • 5 years of experience in patent prosecution and patent portfolio management either in industry or at patent firm
  • Technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics, or equivalent if having sufficient technical experience in the fields of transformers, electrical engineering, and/or mechanical engineering. Experience in software and artificial intelligence related inventions strongly desired
  • Has a strong attorney acumen with the ability to exercise strategic legal judgment in the company’s interest while leading assigned responsibilities in a self-driven and professional manner
  • Candidate must have a teamwork and collaborative spirit and must be able to work with a truly Global team across several countries with members from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Willingness to continuously learn and improve performance, with an out-going and ownership-taking personality,
  • Fluency in English language is required. Ability to communicate in German language is a plus

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. Hitachi Energy Switzerland Ltd. Peter Pankaczi Talent Acquisition

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Sede Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Tipo di lavoro Full-Time
Tipo di ruolo Senior professionals ( > 5 years of work experience)
Contratto Regular/Permanent

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