Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. The Fortune 500 Company serves communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. They adhere to the highest ethical business standards as they create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. Further, Nokia is enabling the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things to transform the human experience. The company boasts a highly engaged IP and licensing culture, which exposes attorneys to all aspects of the patent life cycle.
Nokia is now offering the exciting opportunity for a senior IP professional to contribute to the company’s vision of transforming the human experience. In particular, the candidate will be working within the Wireless Networks Standards (WNS) team based in Paris Saclay, France, where they will be dealing with high-profile technology predominantly in the area of 5G systems, IoT and computer-implemented inventions.
The appointee will be trusted to take responsibility for end-to-end patent work across Nokia with particular focus on strengthening 5G-centric portfolios.
The key responsibilities 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 Senior IPR Counsel appointment is key within the IP Department of Nokia. The person appointed will have the opportunity to achieve considerable success within this long-established and well-respected organisation. There is great scope to enhance one’s career, reputation and potential. Due to its global reach, the incoming attorney will benefit from collaboration with international colleagues, and the potential for longer-term international career development that such a global organisation can offer.
The successful candidate is likely to possess the following:
- 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, software-based inventions and broader understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer-implemented inventions;
- Full qualification as a European 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 prioritise 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, with German, Finnish or French also considered advantageous.