Scania is now undergoing a transformation from being a supplier of trucks, buses and engines to a supplier of complete and sustainable transport solutions.
Transport is one of the industries where developments in connectivity are moving fastest. Scania is investing heavily in this area and the pace of development is rapid. As the Patent Department works in close cooperation with the product development, this means that there is a great deal of patent-related activity.
As one of our team members is retiring we are strengthening our team with another Patent Attorney in the field of automotive control systems.
Today we are 18 Attorneys and Assistants at the Patent Department and our office is located at Scania Technical Centre in Södertälje. The commute from Stockholm is easy with our own commuter bus departing from Cityterminalen and Liljeholmen.
This is what we offer
As a Patent Attorney at Scania you are responsible for the patent portfolio within a specific technical field. It is your responsibility that the products and services developed within this field are adequately protected on relevant markets and that it can be introduced on those markets without risk of being blocked by third party rights. Most of the prosecution in Sweden and before the EPO is made in-house and in other countries via local agents.
Within your field you have close contact with the engineers to harvest new inventions and with the management for decisions throughout the application process. You work closely with the development projects to gain insight about the long-term strategies. You are also an expert resource in IP related matter for other parts of the company, e.g. purchasing and marketing. You will also represent Scania in IP matters in development projects we have with other parties, for example within the VW group.
Our team members provide high quality service within their fields and to facilitate this we offer continuous personal development both in IP and areas related to Scania’s ways of working.
What you contribute
We are looking for a Patent Attorney with at least a few years’ experience from industry, Private Practice or a Patent Office. It is particularly advantageous if you are competent within the fields of connected vehicle functions and services, vehicle systems control, and/or autonomous vehicle drive. It is also advantageous if you are a European Patent Attorney or have started studying for the EQE.
You find it easy to interact with others but are also comfortable processing tasks on your own within your field. You must be open for new ideas and willing to change the way things are done. Since most of our correspondence is in English, you must be proficient in this in writing as well as speaking. It is also advantageous if you have at least basic knowledge of German.
If you are interested in joining our team and want to know more, please contact Christer Falk (Head of Patents Autonomous Systems & Services) at +46 8 553 831 09.
Apply via scania.com no later than May 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted throughout the application process.