Patent Professional

Posted date: Jan 19, 2021

Location: Stockholm, AB, SE

Company: Ericsson

As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins.



Our Exciting Opportunity

To meet the demand of our growing patent licensing business, the IPR and Licensing is building for the future. In addition to securing freedom-of-action for Ericsson on the telecom market, substantial revenues are built through Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Ericsson currently has some 54,000 granted patents and more than 100 patent-licensing agreements in place.


Join the phenomenal team that is accountable for protecting the IPR of Ericsson's innovative technologies and products! We offer great opportunities in this very results-oriented and exciting area!


We are now looking for an experienced Patent Professional who will be part of our Patent Unit Kista, Device, Service and Media and will report to the Director Patent Unit DSM.



You will

  • Identify and protect patentable inventions in the Security area. This will involve working in close cooperation with both inventors and research and standardization staff
  • Handle and make decisions on patent applications and patents including drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications
  • Assess the nature and desired extent of patent protection in view of Ericsson’s business
  • Review Ericsson technologies and services under all patent aspects
  • Provide advice on validity, relevance and scope of both Ericsson and third-party patents
  • Ensure that R&D, Commercial and Legal management functions are fully aware of the significance of patent matters in their own areas of responsibility
  • Handle patent portfolios of particular technologies or products and support litigations
  • Investigate and support licensing and sales opportunities for Ericsson’s patents


To be successful in the role you must have

  • European Patent Attorney certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience within the ICT, electronics, computer science, data science or network areas
  • Proactive approach to your work and drive to accomplish tasks and become a world-class patent professional
  • Master or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or ICT
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken


Additional preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of security technologies
  • Experience of standard-essential patents



The selection and interview process is ongoing, so send your application in English as soon as it is ready. If you have specific questions you are welcome to email recruiter Karolina Grad at karolina.grad@ericsson.com.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Last day to apply is the 29th of January, 2021.


We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Kindly note that we cannot process applications sent via email.


Curious to know more about the life at Ericsson? Meet some of your future colleagues and watch our People film.



What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.


What happens once you apply?

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-process




Do you believe that an organization fostering an environment of cooperation and collaboration to execute with speed creates better business value? Do you value a culture of humanness, where fact based decisions are important and our people are encouraged to speak up? Do you believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation? At Ericsson, we do. 

We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership or employee representation and any other characteristic protected by local law or Ericsson’s Code of Business Ethics.


Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || R&D

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