The Patent Department of Alfa Laval handles patent, trademark and design matters for the entire Alfa Laval Group.
We are looking for a Patent Attorney for our office in Lund to manage a portfolio of inventions and patents within chemical engineering, process technology and mechanics.
We work closely together with the R&D Departments of Alfa Laval from the first embryo of an invention to the finished product, and through the life of the product and patent.
The work includes evaluation of inventions as well as drafting and prosecut¬ing patent applications. Managing patent portfolios of in-house clients and counseling on patent law and practice, freedom-to-operate analysis and due-diligence are also major responsibilities, together with competitor patent surveillance and litigation. You will also be active in defending our patent rights and opposing those of our compe¬titors, in particular before the European Patent Office. Another very important task is a continuous dialogue with the R&D departments in order to provide good advice on patent matters.
Who are you?
The Patent Attorney we look for is a fully qualified or partly qualified European Patent Attorney with at least 3-4 years experience, having a suitable background with an academic degree within chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering physics or similar. Knowledge about process technology and materials technology is an advantage.
Patent experience from both private practice and in-house industry Patent Department is an advantage.
Travelling is a natural part of the work and the work includes many international contacts. You should have good communication skills, and be able to use English as a working language fluently. Skills in further languages, e.g. Chinese, Italian, German or French, is an advantage.
As a person you should be well-organized with good coordination and multi-tasking skills. You should be accurate, flexible, committed and a team player.
For further information please contact MWA, Kieron Wright or Sophie Caygill at +44 113 3910862 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We look forward to your application, no later than 14 February 2019.