Head (f/m/d) of an Intellectual Property (IP) Counsels Team


    EVP Global Functions

    A Snapshot of Your Day 
    As Head of an IP Counsels Team, you will lead a team of IP Counsels and IP Specialists in various locations. Jointly with Business Area IP Counsels, you will collaboratively ensure smooth operations and implement IP handling processes, methods, and efficiency or improvement measures of the Siemens Energy IP department. You will take care of the personnel, resource, and knowledge management, especially developing concepts and implementing measures to facilitate upskilling, training, and development of IP Counsels and IP Specialists in your team.
    How You’ll Make an Impact 
    • Leads a team of IP Counsels and IP Specialists in various countries/locations and is responsible for personnel, resource & workforce management (resource pooling and workload handling, leveraging synergies of competencies, improving work products quality, enhancing collaboration, etc.) including setting objectives, evaluating performance, providing professional development opportunities (jointly with the respective Business Area IP Counsels)
    • Works collaboratively with Business Area IP Counsels to identify potential IP assets and to strategize on their protection
    • Provides legal advice and guidance on IP matters to senior management and other departments
    • Acts as strong ambassador of the Siemens Energy IP department, role model and IP entrepreneur who strikes the balance between governance and business as well as drives coordination with stakeholders
    • Contributes to business goals by ensuring smooth operations, developing and implementing IP handling processes, methods and efficiency/improvement measures of the Siemens Energy IP department and ensures meeting IP budget requirements
    • Stays updated on current laws, regulations, and industry practices related to intellectual property and takes care of knowledge management for IP Counsels and IP Specialists, prepares a training concept jointly with other IP team leads and aligns the same with the Head of IP as well as implements measures to facilitate upskilling, training, and development of IP Counsels and IP Specialists
    • Develops a long-term strategic workforce planning in line with business and IP strategy (especially in respect of required skill-set and future professional background) jointly with other IP team leads, and aligns the same with the Head of IP and drives its implementation
    What You Bring
    • Fully qualified patent attorney such as European Patent attorney, German Patentassessor qualification from DPMA, US patent bar passed successfully (incl. J.D. law degree and law license for at least one state bar)
    • Scientific or technical university degree (e.g., engineering, physics, energy related science or informatics/computer science), as well as excellent leadership skills with capability to manage a team (reference-based)
    • At least 7 years of professional experience where you have held different IP prosecution and litigation positions within Siemens Energy, an equivalent position in international IP law firms or IP/legal departments of other multinational companies
    • Advanced legal expertise in European (especially German) or US jurisdictions with a profound experience in national, supra-national and international IP laws (e.g., patent, copyright, trademark laws and related fields)
    • Experience in development and implementation of IP strategies, IP licensing/transaction, prosecution and litigation, legal opinions, freedom-to-operate analysis, patents, trademarks, software copyrights and complimenting strong negotiation and drafting experience
    • High level of proficiency in verbal and written English. German and other languages are a plus.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with intercultural sensitivity and supporting the ability to explain and to solve complex technical, IP and legal matters
    • Business-minded, result-oriented, and self-motivated team player with a hands-on mentality who is able to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment as well as proficiency in using IP management and docketing software
    About the Team
    In our Business Functions we enable our organization to reach their targets by providing best-in class services and solutions in the areas of IT, HR, Finance, Real Estate, Strategy & Technology and more.
    Who is Siemens Energy? 
    At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 94,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we’re also using our technology to help protect people and the environment. 
    Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation. 
    Find out how you can make a difference at Siemens Energy: https://www.siemens-energy.com/employeevideo 
    Our Commitment to Diversity
    Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences. 
    • In addition to an attractive remuneration package in line with the market, you can expect an attractive employer-financed company pension scheme
    • We also offer the opportunity to become a Siemens Energy shareholder
    • We offer our employees the opportunity to work flexibly and remotely, and our inspiring offices provide space for collaboration and creativity
    • The professional and personal development of our employees is very important to us. We provide them with the opportunities to learn and develop in a self-determined way, various attractive programmes and learning materials are available for this purpose
    • In relation to the “compatibility of family and work”, we have a wide range of offers, e.g. flexible working time models, childcare places at many locations, the possibility of trial part-time work or even a sabbatical
    We value equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.