Senior IP Counsel/ Patent Attorney (f/m/d)


    EVP Global Functions

    A Snapshot of Your Day 

    As Senior IP Counsel/Patent Attorney with a high degree of responsibility and accountability, you will carry out patent preparation and prosecution for a diverse set of electro-mechanical and computer-implemented inventions, as well as other inventions to drive the energy transition.  You will also provide IP advice and counseling on all IP related matters (e.g., patents, trademarks, trade secrets, IP terms in contracts, freedom-to-operate clearances, and opinions).

    How You’ll Make an Impact 
    • Advise on all IP related matters and provide business-oriented IP solutions to the business to facilitate business goals and objectives
    • Work with inventors and engineering teams, esp. for patent applications, to protect innovations and engage with our businesses to build credibility and trust
    • Drive implementation of IP strategies, conduct IP evaluations and manage IP portfolios
    • Conduct effective IP risk management, e.g. searching, patent clearing, freedom-to-operate analysis, validity opinion, other legal advice, etc.
    • Ensure IP ownership, e.g. contract management 
    • Review and negotiate IP clauses in agreements and tenders to secure opportunities and to mitigate risks 
    • Collaborate closely with colleagues in our global IP team in other locations as well as with colleagues from our Legal department and liaise with and supervise external counsel (e.g. instruction, quality, costs, and compliance control) as well
    • Conduct or facilitate in-house IP training 
    What You Bring
    • European Patent Attorney qualification, ideally with a German Patentassessor qualification from DPMA; scientific or technical university degree (e.g. informatics/ computer science, engineering, physics, energy related science etc.)
    • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience where you have held different prosecution and/ or litigation positions in an IP law firm or legal department of a multinational company, ideally with a focus on software or computer science
    • 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 negotiation and drafting experience
    • Legal expertise in European jurisdictions with knowledge in national, supra-national and international IP laws (e.g., patent, copyright, trademark laws and related fields)
    • High level of proficiency in verbal and written English. German and other languages are a plus and 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 team player with a hands-on mentality and collegial personality who is result-oriented, self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
    About the Team
    “Let’s make tomorrow different today” is our genuine commitment at Siemens Energy to all customers and employees on the way to a sustainable, CO2 neutral future.
    Our Siemens Energy Intellectual Property department drives differentiation in intellectual property to gain a market advantage with an increased focus on innovation in future R&D fields and to build a strong IP ecosystem that protects our technologies.
    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:
    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 programs 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.