At Ericsson, you can be a game changer! Because working here isn’t just a deal. It’s a big deal. This means that you get to leverage our 140+ years of experience and the expertise of more than 95,000 diverse colleagues worldwide. As part of our team, you will help solve some of society´s most complicated challenges, enabling you to be ‘the person that did that.’ We’ve never had a greater opportunity to drive change; setting the bar for technology to be inclusive and accessible; empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.

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Legal Counsel

Job Description

Date: Nov 8, 2019

Why is Ericsson a good place to work

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.  Around 15 percent of Ericsson’s annual global revenue is invested in research and development and we have the largest portfolio in the industry, with over 49,000 granted patents.  We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With close to 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership.  40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network.  And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.


At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale.  We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favorite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities.  We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people. Working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders, across technical disciplines. More often than not, across ground-breaking solutions. Next generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies, and each other.


Position: Legal Counsel


Unit description
IPR Legal Affairs is a sub-unit within Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance that supports Ericsson’s IPR & Licensing unit and protects and safeguards the Ericsson Brand.

The IPR & Licensing unit is committed to advancing technology and promoting innovation within the industry, creating opportunities for established companies as well as new enterprises. Ericsson has one of the strongest patent portfolios in the industry, more than 100 license agreements in place with the largest brand names in the ICT industry and recognizes a licensing net revenue of ~$1b. Patent licensing forms a key part of our global business.


Job Summary:
Are you interested in patents and technology and searching for new exiting challenges? Do you want to be part of a highly energized and motivated team working in a truly global environment?? We are looking for a team-player to strengthen our group of highly skilled lawyers supporting Ericsson’s IPR & Licensing unit.


As part of the IPR Legal Affairs team, you will combine your legal competence with a very good business understanding to independently provide high quality and highly efficient legal support to different teams within IPR & Licensing as well as other parts of Ericsson. This includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating patent license agreements and other legal documents.

As an inhouse Legal Counsel you will of course, with high integrity, support compliance with laws, regulations, internal policies and directives as well as monitor, follow-up on and inform about relevant new or changed legislation. You will also help improve the know-how, quality and effectiveness of this team by working with templates and other tools. You will report to Head of IPR Legal Affairs and be based in Kista, Stockholm, but you will work in a global environment.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
• Education: Master of Law or equivalent
• 5-7 years of experience as a business lawyer, preferably in the field of Intellectual Property Rights
• Previous experience in negotiating complex agreements
• Interest in technology and patents
• Good business knowledge/understanding
• Fluency in English
• Good negotiation skills.
• Good networking ability and social skills, as well as cultural awareness.
• High level of integrity


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 at


Location: Kista, Sweden


Last day to apply is the 22nd of November, 2019.


We welcome the opportunity to meet you!


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Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.

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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || Consulting&SysInt; IT

Req ID: 280585