■ Preferably have degree in computer science or electrical engineering, with software
■ Minimum 4 years experience in the field of intellectual property in developing patent
portfolios, in particular in the area of computer science and software.
■ Qualified/partly qualified patent attorney (non qualified with experience in patent
prosecution also considered)
■ Demonstrated ability to develop and implement standards ensuring procurement of
patents of the highest quality and business relevance.
■ Ability to direct and manage outside counsel
■ Knowledge (relative to experience) of laws, rules, regulations and practice under EPO
and preferably also major European national patent systems would be a plus
- Personal skills:
■ Self starter / proactive - Proven ability to quickly identify, prioritize, and analyze issues, to
create solutions, to communicate in a counseling role, and to work effectively and team
with all levels of management.
■ Business partner mindset
■ Clear communication skills- written and oral
■ Fluent in English and French (oral & written)