Client: ABB
REF: 23030

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

The Opportunity

  • Actively driving the IP strategy;
  • Supporting and advising the R&D teams in the preparation of invention disclosures;
  • Patent support for development projects including FTO analyses and patentability;
  • Preparation and filing of domestic and international patent applications as well as supervision of the examination procedures;
  • Carrying out patent research as well as initiating, supporting and evaluating external service providers;
  • Supervision of the inventor remuneration process; dealing with matters relating to employee inventions, in particular calculation of remuneration;
  • Monitoring the patent protection of competitors and prosecuting patent infringements; analysis of the intellectual property situation and trends in the technology environment;
  • Preparation and support of opposition/nullity proceedings and license negotiations.

The Candidate

ABB has a collaborative culture and is looking for a commercially minded patent attorney with the ambition to continue to build on this strong foundation. The successful candidate is likely to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Background in electronic engineering, physics or similar;
  • Minimum seven years’ relevant experience gained from a reputable IP Law firm and / or in-house.
  • Dually qualified as a European and German Patent Attorney;
  • Fluent in English and German. French is also desirable.
  • Excellent linguistic and presentation skills to be able to illustrate complex technical and legal issues;
  • Open minded and with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexible to work with interdisciplinary teams and with a creative mindset;
  • Proactive nature, comfortable working independently with strong consulting skills and the ability to influence and gain commitment.

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

Julian Adamson

Managing Partner, Germany

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