Director, Patent Unit

Job Description

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Director Patent Unit US


As the Director of the unit US it is your responsibility to lead the unit with special geographical focus on US. From a technological point of view the unit covers all technical areas of Ericsson, where indivdual patent attorneys support specific technical areas. Further it is to see that the products of the unit, such as patents, claim charts and business opportunities, are of the right quality and quantity in the right technical areas and being usable for licensing or divestment at the right time. As the patent unit will cover a large variety of technical areas, the director of the unit is expected to be interested inEricsson's technologies and has an interest in exploring new areas. Examples of further tasks are: 


  • Internal contact for IPR issues: being responsible for IPR contact with local units (R&D)
  • External contact: Being contact for US patentlaw firms.
  • Advocacy (optional): actively involved in advocacy work, particularly with USPTO and FTC.
  • Finance: Proposing and following up on the budget of the unit and authorizing invoices from foremost patent suppliers.
  • Employee Development: Leading the development and feedback process for the members of the unit.
  • Continuous improvements: leading structured work for continuous improvements in the unit.
  • Chairing regular unit meetings
  • Patent prosecution: managing your own docket of patent applications. The docket should be around 60 active patent families.


The Director is a member of the Patent Development Leadership Team (PDLT) and would there be included in a subgroup with special focus on some of all strategic issues dealt with by the PDLT.



DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.

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Primary country and city: United States (US) ||  || Dallas || Consulting&SysInt

Req ID: 276379