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Patent Attorney (m/f/d)

About the role

Location: Austria, Linz or Finland, Porvoo or Sweden, Stenungsund

Hours: Full-time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We are looking for a new member of our IPR team to advice and support internal customers and business units on intellectual property-related topics. You will join a successful team: In average Borealis files 100 priority filings per year and we currently possess around 10.000 individual patents or patent applications. In line with our motto of “Keep Discovering”, we continue to focus on a high level of innovation and R&D activity with a special focus on sustainability and Circular Economy.


Our IPR team with almost 20 experts and administrative support is located in our Innovation Centres in Austria, Linz as well as Sweden, Stenungsund and Finland, Porvoo. We are rather flexible on your place of work - what matters is that we find the right person for the role in one of these locations.


You will...

  • be assigned a patent portfolio, depending on your technical background and experience.
  • handle activities of a qualified patent attorney and pro-actively and on request provide assistance, advice and support to our business units to ensure and maximise the protection of intellectual property assets.
  • drive the awareness of internal customers and business units on IP topics and actively share information within the team and to internal customers.
  • provide freedom-to-operate (FTO) investigations and opinions.
  • draft and file patent applications.
  • prosecute national/ regional and international patent applications.
  • represent Borealis in patent examination, opposition and appeal proceedings, either directly or via external service providers.
About you


You hold a scientific technical degree (PhD, M.Sc. or similar), preferably in chemistry and/or chemical / process engineering. Any technology background in polymer chemistry and/or process technology is a bonus.


For this role, you will need to be a qualified Patent Attorney of a major jurisdiction in the chemical field. You need some years of professional experience as a patent attorney in the chemical industry or a related field and/or private practice. You have profound knowledge of patent law and established case law of relevant jurisdictions, including the European Patent Convention and established case law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. You hold strong expertise in several areas of IP (selected from searches, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, EP, US and CN patent practice, infringement opinions).


As our company language is English, you should be fluent in this language. Any local language skills are a bonus.


Your business thinking enables you to drive the protection of intellectual property assets and rights in the best interest of Borealis. You are known as an analytical and outcome-oriented person with good coordination and organisational skills.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Renate Kaufmann, renate.kaufmann@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about the protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role-specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We don't just make ground-breaking plastics, chemicals and fertilizers. We make discoveries. Our employees are adventurous, eager to explore and lead the way. They are empowered to aim for new opportunities and uncover ground-breaking solutions. Each member of the Borealis team makes a difference, adding value for our customers and society as a whole. If you want to Keep Discovering, visit careers.borealisgroup.com or www.borealisgroup.com and follow us on LinkedIn.


We go beyond boundaries. Together.

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