Patent Engineer

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Patent Engineer
CopenhagenLocalLegalRef.: MA-224025
Would you like to play a key part of Maersk’s exciting journey into the digitalization of the shipping industry and thus into a new competitive landscape, where IP will assist the business strategically.

We are currently strengthening and expanding the IP team by looking for a strong Patent Engineer with proven experience and technical skills, as well as a strong commercial and international mindset to strengthen our Global IP Team located at Maersk’s HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark.
We Offer
The position is anchored in the Maersk Legal Department at the Headquarter of Maersk in Copenhagen, but will have a global scope and reach as the Maersk groups’ internal IP focal point.

This is a very exciting role focussed on facilitating and bridging business value and IP for Maersk. In this process you will be responsible for the full range of technical, legal and business advice with respect to our growing patent portfolio and development initiatives in general.

As a performance-oriented company, we strive to always recruit the best person for the job – regardless of gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high-performing teams.
Key Responsibilities
• Harvesting of inventions

• Novelty searches

• Drafting patent applications

• Drafting responses to office actions

• Reviewing drafts and reports from agents

• Instructing agents

• Claim charting and infringement/validity analysis

• Patent portfolio review and management

• Landscaping

• Oppositions/Appeals

• Risk assessment and FTO analysis

• IP training
Who we are looking for
As the ideal candidate, you will have a Ph.D. or M.Sc. in electronics engineering, computer science, engineering physics, or similar, combined with being an EPA (or almost qualified EPA), US Patent Attorney, or equivalent.

You have at least 4 years of experience as in-house Patent Engineer and/or patent consultant in IP firms – ideally a combination of both.


• Think creatively and take initiative

• Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Possess the ability to work independently and autonomously

• Can cope with varying levels of workload and pressure

• Preferably have intercultural experience

As a person you are a resilient team player who is goal-oriented, demonstrates a high level of commitment, and the ability to work under minimal supervision.
>Last application date: 30 September 2019.
For further information, please contact: Recruitment Partner Maj-Britt Clayton on
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information:
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