Nokia technologies connect the modern world, building on the company’s continued innovation and decades of Research & Development (R&D) leadership in technologies employed in virtually all connected devices used today. The company is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and places immense value upon its IPR team, which comprises over 200 individuals in total across mainland Europe, the UK, US, Japan, China, and Singapore. Having pioneered across several major industries since its conception in 1865, the company has most recently turned its attention to wireless networks and the Internet of Things, in its mission to create the future of human-machine interaction.
The global communications market is in transition, moving from a high growth period towards a phase of stabilised long-term growth, particularly with the enhanced necessity of connectivity throughout 2021 and beyond. Nokia has always invested heavily in R&D and recognises patents as a key component of its future success. To support the company’s growing proprietary innovation and licensing activity, the IPR Department is looking to hire an additional IPR professional to join its global team.
The key responsibilities of the incoming Patent Attorney will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Identifying, capturing, and managing IPR, with emphasis on invention evaluation;
- Handling any decisions on patent applications and patents including drafting, filing, and prosecution of patent applications;
- Providing advice, including infringement and validity advice, on both Nokia and third-party patents, and managing opposition proceedings when required;
- Preparing claim charts in support of litigation and licensing activities.
The successful candidate will ideally possess:
- Masters or PhD qualification in a relevant technical field such as electrical engineering, applied physics, computer science, or IT;
- A fundamental understanding of 4G/5G wireless communication technologies, telecoms standards (especially 3GPP), software-based inventions, and broader understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer-implemented inventions;
- Full qualification as a US Patent Attorney ;
- Solid post-qualification experience, within either a private practice or industry setting;
- An approachable, “team-player” attitude and confidence in interaction with R&D colleagues and others across the business and externally, particularly in knowledge-sharing;
- Ability to prioritize effectively and work efficiently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
- Commercial awareness and interest in Nokia’s proprietary technologies and future aims;
- Fluency in English as the working language of the company.