Patents together with other Intellectual Property rights are central in developing and maintaining Essity's competitive advantage across the globe and constitute an important building block in our business strategy. The Essity Intellectual Property Department is globally responsible for all our IP activities and is strategically positioned within the Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability unit.

Patent Attorney Medical Solutions (m/f/d)

in: Hamburg

Feste Anstellung Vollzeit Mit Berufserfahrung Erschienen: vor 13 Tagen

We are now looking for a qualified European Patent Attorney who is seeking an opportunity to work in a global and innovative setting! We offer you a challenging job in a global company with leading international brands. The position will be specifically supporting our Medical Solutions business, which originates from the acquisition of BSN medical, a leading medical solutions company acquired on April 3, 2017. BSN medical develops, manufactures and sells products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics.

About the Role

As Patent Attorney you will be responsible for managing a global patent portfolio, proactively support projects, file oppositions and defend IP rights and report to our IP Director Medical. You will work globally in close cooperation with our innovation, product development and marketing teams, as well as the business units. Our IP Department is based in Sweden, The Netherlands, France, USA and China. The new position will be in our office in Hamburg, Germany and will require a high level of independency in supporting the innovation and development of our medical products. Therefore, it is imperative that you have substantial experience working in the field of wound care, and potentially also compression therapy or orthopedics. A further requirement is the ability to travel regularly in Europe, mainly Sweden (Gothenburg) and The Netherlands (Amsterdam).

We’re looking for people who embody our values, aren’t afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We’re always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we’d love to talk.

What You Will Do

  • Strategically manage and drive the development of the Essity patent portfolio in the field of wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics
  • Proactively and closely work with innovation, product development and marketing teams in order to identify and protect inventions that are of value to Essity
  • Independently draft and prosecute patent applications with focus on wound care, compression and orthopedics
  • Perform competitor patent mappings and file oppositions against competitors' patents
  • Proactively support the Essity organization globally with various patent matters including freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses
  • Promoting IP disciplines with stakeholders

Who You Are

  • A master’s degree preferably in biochemistry, or mechanics, physics, chemistry or equivalent
  • 5-10 years' experience working as an in-house patent attorney or a patent attorney in private practice with a focus on medical devices, in particular wound care devices
  • Qualified European Patent Attorney and possible corresponding national qualification, and also including experience with US patent prosecution
  • Knowledge of the full range of IP disciplines, in particular Designs, Trademarks and IP agreements is a must
  • Substantial knowledge about the legal framework of regulation for medical devices is required
  • Excellent language skills in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of other languages is a merit
  • Quick understanding of our products and business strategy and superior client service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently in this field and to take own initiatives based on experience in this field are a must
  • A team player with strong interpersonal and networking skills, used working in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment and flexibility to adapt to new and different challenges
  • Professional approach, well organized, competent to handle several projects simultaneously
  • A positive attitude, open mindset, drive and passion for IP law

What We Can Offer You

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.
Collaborative and caring Work Environment | Empowerment | Job Impact | Work with a Powerful Purpose | Individual Learning and Development | Health & Safety | Social Responsibility | Innovation

Additional Information

Please mind that we only accept online applications in English.
Essity kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.


Kaveh Moaed Zadeh
Talent Acquisition Specialist
T.: +494049092465
M.: +491723245879
E.: kaveh.moaed-zadeh(at)

BSN medical GmbH
Quickbornstr. 24
20253 Hamburg

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