Patent Professional

Posted date:  Nov 16, 2022

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

About this opportunity

To meet the demand of our growing patent licensing business, we in IPR & Licensing are building for the future. We protect Intellectual Property Rights, IPR, thereby securing freedom-of-action for Ericsson on the telecom market.


Do you want to join the team that is responsible for protecting the IPR of Ericsson's innovative technologies and products?



What you will do

  • Identify and protect of patentable inventions. This involves working in close collaboration with inventors from research & development
  • Handle and decide on patent applications including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in multiple countries
  • Assess and navigate the desired extent of patent protection
  • Provide advice on validity, relevance and scope of both Ericsson and third-party patents
  • Manage patent portfolios and making sure that quality is secured for our standard essential patents (SEPs) and implementation patents
  • Prepare claim charts
  • Investigate and support in technical discussions for licensing and sales opportunities for Ericsson's patents
  • Continuously improve the ways of working within the above areas



You will bring

  • Master of Science or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field such as electronic engineering, applied physics, computer science, or ICT
  • Several years' experience of patent work, alternatively having a background in R&D combined with a high interest in IPR
  • Ability to work well in teams as well as individually
  • Very good written and spoken English



Additional Requirements

  • Preferably Patent Attorney for any of the jurisdictions US, EP or CN, but applicants who have started with the certification would be considered
  • You are self-motivated and driven to accomplish tasks and become a world-class patent professional
  • Good analytical and social skills
  • Good knowledge of 3G, 4G and/or 5G standardization and/or mobile phone/system implementation. Knowledge in either the field of radio access network/ antenna systems or the field of core networks is an advantage



Why join Ericsson?

At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.



What happens once you apply?

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The selection and interview process are ongoing. Therefore, send in your application in English as soon as possible. We encourage you to apply!


If you have any further questions, please contact us:


Hiring manager: In this role you will report to Director Patent Unit GR


Recruiter: Therese Blom (


Location: Gothenburg, Sweden


Please note that we do not accept applications sent via e-mail



Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.

Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer,

Primary country and city:  Sweden (SE)   ||  Sweden : Västra Götaland : Göteborg  
Req ID: 700152  

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