IPR manager

Polar Electro is founded in 1977 and is the market leader and pioneer in providing technology and solutions for all those improving their fitness and sports performance. Today, Polar training computers and services are the number one choice among active people and professional athletes worldwide.
 At Polar we offer you excellent development opportunities and a dynamic, international working environment. Come to work in an innovative company that helps people to reach their goals.

We are now looking for IPR manager for a permanent position. The IPR manager will work in the Polar Research Center organization in Polar R&D and will closely follow the Polar product and service development work. The stakeholders include all relevant Polar teams globally.

Your duties will include:

  • Running invention management including processing invention reports and carrying out patentability assessments
  • Executing patent, trademark and industrial design application filings and prosecution in collaboration with external IP partners 
  • Carry out IP risk assessment studies during R&D projects and carry out IPR infringement analyses
  • Managing the Polar IP portfolio and carry out required supporting actions relating to legal disputes and renewal of IP registrations
  • Taking care of the IPR-related documentation and docketing

We expect you to have state-of-art knowledge in the IP field:

  • At least three-years experience as a patent agent, corporate agent or a patent engineer in relevant field of industry
  • A good knowledge on IPR-related documentation and data systems
  • Good experience on inventor relationships and invention management, and capability to inspire and motivate inventors
  • Solid understanding on patent systems, such as EP, US and PCT systems
  • Good capability to see the big picture behind details and vice versa
  • Good communication skills both in Finnish, English, written and spoken
  • A high degree of self-motivation and ability to work alone, managing personal work and setting sensible priorities according to current requirements
  • Excellent analytical and logical thinking capability
  • Ability to work with people from different areas and background, such as operations, legal, marketing, commercial, and other company locations and contribute to a good team spirit.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • M.Sc, M.Tech or higher university degree in relevant field
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Finnish and English

The position is located in Kempele, Finland and you will report to Research Director Jyrki Schroderus.

Please send your application with salary request and CV by March 31, 2023.

For further information please contact Jyrki Schroderus tel. +358407009077. 

Application period starts: 2023-02-03 08:00Application period ends: 2023-03-31 23:59
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