Ericsson was founded on the premise of enabling communication as a basic human need, something more crucial now than ever before. Working on this premise from the opening of his repair shop for telegraph equipment in 1876, Lars Magnus Ericsson became one of the telecommunications industry’s true pioneers. His traditions of imaginative engineering and superior craftsmanship laid the foundation for one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies today.
More than two billion people globally use Ericsson’s networks and more than 40% of all mobile calls are made through their systems. Moreover, the company predicts exponential growth in 5G coverage of up to 65% of the global population by 2025, accounting for 45% of global mobile data traffic. Ericsson’s position at the forefront of 5G research and development will thus ensure its position within our digital future for years to come.
Ericsson is now offering the exciting opportunity for a patent attorney to contribute to the company’s vision of becoming the “prime driver in an all-communicating world”. In particular, the candidate will be joining Patent Unit Lund, where they will be dealing with research and development for 4G, 5G and beyond.
The Lund site was originally established in 1982 as the key development site for Ericsson’s phones and mobile platform, taking advantage of Lund University’s research into information technology, telecom transmission theory and telecom traffic systems. The site still plays crucial host to many of Ericsson’s chief R&D competencies today, accommodating more than 750 researchers and developers.
Increased demand for the wide-ranging IP support services of Patent Unit Lund means that the team is now looking to expand. Ericsson is a successful company with high demands. Patent attorneys within the IPR Department are business-orientated, committed and competent in all aspects of the IP life cycle.
The successful candidate is likely to fulfil the following criteria:
- Be a fully qualified European Patent Attorney; individuals working toward qualification, or those who have worked as Patent Examiners will also be considered;
- Be educated to Masters or ideally PhD level in electronics; telecommunications; electrical engineering; applied physics; computer science or a related field;
- Deep software, digital security or communication theory understanding would also be highly advantageous;
- Possess a driven nature, curiosity, and continual effort to improve yourself and the way Ericsson works;
- Show commercial awareness and interest in Ericsson’s technologies and future aims;
- Be fluent in English as the working language of the company.