Patent Attorney

Patent Attorney


Sandvik holds a world leading position in the manufacturing industry and innovation, collaboration, diversity, inclusion and sustainability are all embedded in our DNA. Becoming part of our world means many exciting encounters characterized by brilliant minds, a truly global network and creative environments, but most of all, you’ll get great opportunities for developing your own path.

The business area of Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS) is the leading supplier in the global cutting tool industry and our brand portfolio holds some of the strongest brands in the market. Patents and other technology-related Intellectual Property (IP) rights are vital and high-priority elements of our business operations.

To support the creation and maintenance of a strong patent portfolio for Seco Tools, one of our successful SMS brands, we’re now looking for a Patent Attorney to join a team of experienced patent professionals, which is part of the SMS Legal organization. You also partner up with the Material and Technology R&D at Seco Tools in Fagersta (Sweden) and other business units of Seco Tools worldwide.

The job
The Material and Technology R&D at Seco Tools in Fagersta has a track record of leading innovations in the area of materials and technology for cutting tools, which has enabled them to introduce unique and profitable products to the market. Your main responsibility is to support Seco Tools in building and maintaining a strong IP position in this area. This covers all aspects of IP work from capturing of inventions, running patent board meetings, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, freedom to operate investigations through to handling of opposition proceedings and disputes. And of course, you do this in close collaboration with Seco Tools business, the patent team and legal counsels.

The location for this position is expected to be at the Seco Tools headquarters in Fagersta (Sweden), where most of the R&D in the area of materials and technology is performed.

Your background and personality
We’re looking for someone with a university degree in a relevant technical field, such as materials science or engineering physics and you’re a Patent Attorney registered to practice for a patent office - and preferably a qualified European Patent Attorney. You have at least five years’ experience from preparing and prosecuting patent applications in relevant technical fields, such as materials development, coating technology, manufacturing processes or similar. As we operate on the global stage, we require that you have advanced skills in English, both verbally and in writing, while knowledge of Swedish is a plus.

It is also important that you have a broad business mindset and a service focused approach, yet confident in your area of expertise to efficiently advice the business and to contribute to the development and implementation of IP strategies. You’re analytical and creative and you look at things from different perspectives to find the best results. On top of this, you’re action-oriented and decisive, and have a genuine passion for intellectual property and technology.

A glimpse of our culture 
At Sandvik, we offer a global arena of brilliant minds, and we’re technology driven, innovative, entrepreneurial and inclusive! Success is a team effort, and we believe that diversity inspires, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our differences. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

We look forward to your application no later than February 25, 2021. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply at (Job ID: R0023706).

Contact information
For further information about this position, please contact:
Urban Simu, recruiting manager, +46 (0)70 616 30 61

Union contacts – Sweden
Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 04 82
Göran Norell, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 266 574
Peter Olsson-André, Ledarna, +46 (0)26 261 984

To learn about our recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

Recruitment Specialist
Jane Adams

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