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Do you want to be part of shaping the future? From making connectivity more accessible to the latest IoT solutions, you have an opportunity to be where it begins.

Patent Attorney

Job Description

Date: Jun 26, 2020

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 inspire change; setting the bar for technology to be inclusive and accessible; empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.


Our exciting opportunity:

Are you a patent attorney looking to contribute to the industry’s largest patent portfolio? Do you want to work for a company that is

dedicated to research and innovation, leading the development of cellular technology from 2G to 5G? Ericsson is the place, and we have an exciting opportunity for you in a fast-paced, highly collaborative technical environment. Design your future at Ericsson! Are you in?


You will:

Manage your own patent docket as part of one of the industry’s strongest intellectual property portfolios

Work with internal experts to evaluate new inventions

Draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the European Patent Office

Manage domestic and foreign outside counsel

Prepare claim charts and participate in technical discussions supporting patent licensing and litigation


To be successful in the role, you must have:

The ability to understand complex, cutting-edge technology

Excellent written and oral communication skills

The ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and activities as a team member

The people skills required to work with a diverse group of engineers, attorneys, and paralegals located around the globe

The motivation to learn and improve internal processes and tools


Key qualifications:

Good first degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science or similar

Experienced in patent drafting and prosecution experience

Nationally qualified and/or European Patent Attorney

Experience in telecommunications, including 3GPP radio access or cloud technologies preferred


What’s in it for you:

You can be part of the team that is responsible for protecting the IPR of Ericsson's innovative technologies and products. An industry-leading patent portfolio is of strategic importance to Ericsson. We have more than 54,000 granted patents worldwide, and Ericsson is the largest holder of standard essential patents for mobile communication. Patent Unit UK is a part of Ericsson's global Intellectual Property Rights & Licensing organization and is responsible for procuring, managing and assisting in the commercialisation of patent portfolios. This includes prosecuting EP applications for inventions emanating from Ericsson's R&D as well as collaborating with other Ericsson Patent Units globally in prosecuting and managing EP and foreign patent applications.

We work in an industry where new opportunities are emerging every day. And as these new opportunities emerge, we see the potential to make a difference. Across 180+ countries, we have a culture that respects and supports your ambitions, in alignment with our values of Respect, Professionalism and Perseverance.

Ericsson is extremely focused on learning and development, supports mobility and flexible working hours. We are also committed to diversity and inclusion and to be a responsible and relevant driver of positive change. We also offer some awesome benefits, amazing career development and training programs to provide an empowered career in a connected world.


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Recruiter: Martina Codognotto

Hiring Manager: Neil Parkinson
Job details: Job Stage 06