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‘Separating the useful from the harmful’ – that is the mission and passion of MANN+HUMMEL (M+H). Since its creation, the Group has been focused on this task, and today is the worldwide market leader for innovative filtration solutions.


Innovation is above all a cornerstone of M+H’s operations and as such, Intellectual Property (IP) has a high profile within M+H and it is acknowledged as being of paramount importance to the organisation’s continued commercial success. As such, M+H is constantly working on new technology and innovative products to maintain its leading position in its business areas. To meet this demand, M+H is seeking to appoint an IP Manager, Transportation, to be based in Singapore with the responsibility to create and to develop effective IP protection for products and services across this leading business segment and across the APAC region.

The key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Responsibility for handling IP rights, freedom to operate evaluations, and IP enforcement in the area of Transportation and across the APAC region;
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders and consult in all IP legal and related subject matters;
  • Be strategic and forward-thinking when it comes to identifying innovation and developing IP protection strategies and secure freedom to enter a new field of businesses. Actively encourage the development teams to improve M+H’s IP portfolio;
  • Provide IP support for contracts and negotiation thereof in cooperation with M+H’s legal department;
  • Perform IP training.


This is an equal opportunity appointment. Any biased reference in the text is made merely for the sake of brevity and convenience. The successful candidate is likely to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Qualified national Patent Attorney in a major jurisdiction (such as Singapore, China, Europe, US, etc) and at least 3 years PQE;
  • A university degree in Physics, Engineering, or another related area of study;
  • Strong experience in the area of Transportation, working experiences in the Automotive industry is a plus;
  • Strong experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, M&A projects, and litigation;
  • Experience in licensing, joint development agreements, relationships with universities and start-up companies is an advantage;
  • Ability to view IP with a strategic and “IP as a business asset” mindset by anticipating future business, competitive and legal risks, and seeking creative solutions and opportunities;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Excellent skills in English, Chinese language skills would be an advantage;
  • Willingness to travel (20%-30% – post COVID).

If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please contact

Rene Chung


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