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Patent Attorney

About the role

Location: Sweden - Stenungsund

Hours: Full-time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We provide solutions for a better tomorrow and we are looking for you who likes to do the same. As a member to our IPR Team, you will advice and support internal customers and business units on intellectual property-related topics.


You will join a successful team: In 2020 we filed a total of 182 patent applications at the European Patent Office which cemented our position as a pioneering innovator. We possess around 10.000 individual patents or patent applications with are subsumed in approximately 1.200 patent families. Read more in this news article on our website: LINK. 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.


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 (EP, US) 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. We are also happy to receive applications from partly qualified candidates. 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 Gabriella Mjölnevik, +46 (0) 70 210 67 00. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about 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 reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

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