Patent Engineer

For over 130 years, Perstorp has worked to improve the daily lives of millions of people around the world with innovative chemistry. Today we have an annual turnover of 11 billion SEK and have 1,500 employees worldwide, in Asia, Europe and North America. Our specialty chemicals make everything from cars to computers, from sails to shoes, lighter, stronger and safer. Every aspect of our corporate culture is infused with our core values of focused innovation, reliability and responsibility.


Site Perstorp, belägen i södra Sverige, är en av Perstorpkoncernens största tillverkningsanläggningar som varit i drift sedan 1881. Bas- och specialpolyoler, formiater, organiska syror och formalin är de främsta produkter som tillverkas i Perstorp.

To our department within Intellectual Property we are now looking for a Patent Engineer. Preferably you have some experience from patent work or you have experience from the chemical industry and an interest in learning and developing your skills within IP.
The position is based at site Perstorp in southern Sweden.

About the job
You will be part of a small but dedicated team of five people who serve and works closely with R&D, production and business functions of the Perstorp Group globally with all kinds of IP related matters. We are included in our R&D organization called Innovation. Perstorp Innovation organization deliver new innovative and competitive specialty chemistry products to contribute to our customers´ business growth. We are about 90 people based in Sweden, UK, India and the Netherlands. 

Patents are the main focus for Intellectual Property, but the work also includes trademarks, web domains and copyright issues. We work closely with our R&D organization and are considered an valued member in our development projects.

As a patent engineer your main tasks will be to;

  • Actively participate in R&D projects and advise in IP related matters

  • Perform freedom to operate investigations

  • Perform patentability investigations

  • Draft patent applications and handle these towards patent offices and patent agents

  • Monitor competitors and market segments

  • File and handle oppositions

  • Perform literature studies

Your profile

  • You have a chemical education, preferable at M.Sc. level

  •  Experience from practical patent work in the industry or from a patent bureau is desired but not a requirement

  • You find it easy to express yourself both in writing and verbally. You have a very good knowledge of English, preferably also a good knowledge of Swedish

  • Additional language skills in German, French or Chinese are valuable

As a person we think it is important for you to be curious, flexible, thorough and systematic and have a good sense for teamwork and customer service. You are generally interested in and curious about technical matters.

Additional information
The position is based in Perstorp in the southern part of Sweden.
If you want to know more about the position please contact Ingvar Sylegård +46 435 788 282
We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, no later than  2018-09-23

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