Patent Engineer - Bevaix, Switzerland





Your future job

As an Patent Engineer/IP Business Partner you will take part in patent creation, patent prosecution, competitive intelligence, portfolio management and the product development process.

More specifically, you will:

  • Patent Creation:
    Provide support to the inventor in the invention disclosure process and manage the patent drafting and filing process with the outside attorney to assure high quality patent filing
  • Patent Prosecution:
    Assure proper handling of all stages of the patent prosecution process for national filing decisions, annuities decision, office actions and oppositions.
  • Competitive Intelligence:
    Conduct continuous monitoring of the external patent landscape and technology trends in close cooperation with BU stakeholders, identify and assess threats and opportunities and initiate appropriate legal action if needed.
  • Portfolio Management:
    Translate product and product line strategies into patent strategies aiming to identify technologies and applications to protect and take adapted IP rights protection initiatives;

    Develop and manage the patent portfolios for respective product lines including the evaluation of existing patents and the identification of threats and opportunities.
  • Product Development Process:
    Lead the IP specific actions related to the different IP gates in the product development process.

Your profile

  • You hold a Master’s Degree in physics, electronics, engineering or similar and relevant experience of 5 years (e.g. technical R&D or technical project management, technical or physics  PhD) or equivalent, combined with a genuine interest in protecting creative ideas by intellectual property rights.
  • Experience in generating, analyzing, defending or managing IP rights is a strong advantage.
  • You possess excellent verbal and written level in English and are able to negotiate/moderate frequently opposing interests in an elegant way.
  • Occasionally travel to other Melexis sites

We offer

  • A challenging job in a dynamic high-tech international environment
  • The opportunity to take ownership of your professional passion in order to contribute to the success of the company
  • An enjoyable, team-oriented and professional atmosphere in a flat-structured organization
  • Versatile development opportunities