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Legal Counsel Intellectual Property (IP) @ Volvo Group

  • 20 June, 2021
  • Jobs

Role description
You will provide pragmatic business-oriented legal advice relating to IP in contexts like strategic collaborations, development projects, contract negotiations, and transactions. You will also be handling patent defense/enforcement matters in close collaboration with other internal and external specialists. You will report to Group Director Volvo Group IP – IP Legal, Trademarks & Designs.

The work may require travel from time to time.

Main activities and responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice, relating to IP in general, to the daily business operations within the Volvo Group, including participating in contract negotiations and projects with IP impact;
  • Participate in the IP defense/enforcement work, with day to day management of the IP defense/enforcement operations, in particular in relation to patents, and setting up and managing global working groups with involved stakeholders on a project basis;
  • Managing a network for patent defense/enforcement work together with Senior Patent Enforcement Attorney;
  • Promote and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as internal IP policies, guidelines, and directives;
  • Participate in and support the development, updates, and fulfillment of the Volvo Group IP Plan in respect of IP enforcement management;
  • Provide internal training on legal and IP issues;
  • Assist in the preparation and interpretation of legal reports, statements, or other documents;
  • Manage outside providers of legal services related to IP enforcement.

Competencies for the position
As a Legal Counsel IP, you have a Master of Law and solid legal experience from a law firm, inhouse legal counsel, or equivalent experience. You have high personal credibility, integrity, and a can-do mindset with high drive, energy and be capable of performing multiple duties effectively in a fast-paced environment.

This position requires knowledge and experience with IP issues and IP law. In addition, experience from representing at courts, proficiency in the negotiation and drafting of contracts, together with solid experience and knowledge in dispute resolution, contract, and commercial law are important requirements. Furthermore, it’s essential that you have experience in handling agreements, relating to various types of IP, preferably in a technology development environment.  Other pre-requisites for this position are distinctive problem-solving abilities, communication skills, together with cultural awareness and appreciation. You enjoy working both in a team and individually on your own.

Good English communication skills, both orally and in writing are essential. A good understanding of automotive businesses and processes is a merit but not a requirement.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden.

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CIP supports the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative

Follow the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative, designed for IP and business professionals, sharing expertise and best practices on IP commercialization.

Their mission is to support decision-makers in technology-driven enterprises by sharing how intellectual property can support their business. They focus on IP strategy, operational excellence, financing, and managing various strategic transactions, all underpinned by intellectual assets and best practices in IP management.

Join the Initiative to learn about upcoming events and get access to free training material.

Experienced Associate @ Konsert Strategy & IP

Be part of building the next success story

We’re growing in response to a rapidly increasing international demand for our services, and are now looking for young professionals with 1-3 years relevant experience and an entrepreneurial mindset to join our team in Gothenburg.

If you have experience from management consulting or have worked in the intersection of business, technology and intellectual property, and are looking for new challenges, then we’re looking forward to getting to know you!


  • Initial professional experience from management consulting or relevant role at tech company or IP professional with proven interest in business
  • Sc or equivalent within either Engineering or Management/Business/Law, with strong academic performance
  • Excellent attention to detail, very strong analytical and conceptual abilities
  • Ambitious, ability to multi-task and work as part of a team in a fast-paced and intellectually demanding environment
  • Fluent English, both in speech and in writing (fluent Swedish is not required), and with good verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated project management and team management experience is viewed favorably

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Increasing Diversity in Innovation – Capturing America’s Lost Inventors — Virtual Conference July 26-29

Findings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and leading researchers show that women, people of color, and veterans are significantly underrepresented as US patent inventors. All of the data indicates that the US has missed out on millions of inventors, impacting national innovation and economic growth.

On July 26-29, the US Intellectual Property Alliance and UC Berkeley will host a virtual conference bringing together the USPTO, corporate legal teams, innovators, industry associations, and key stakeholders across the country to focus on increasing engagement of underrepresented inventors.

Seats are limited so register now 

Confirmed partners include:
– Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)
– Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
– National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
– Santa Clara University High Tech Law Institute
– McDermott Will & Emery

IP Manager @ Zenseact

Insights from the team

Zenseact is looking for an IP Manager who will be an essential part of the small Legal & IP Team, that together are responsible for all Legal & IP matters for Zenseact globally. The Zenseact Legal & IP Team believes in an open and collaborative way of working, where the team members complement each other to create the best possible result for the company, and to create a strong IP position for Zenseact in order to support its business goals.

Your mission and day-to-day tasks:

The IP manager will build and manage Zenseact´s growing patent portfolio in order to ensure that Zenseact has a competitive position in the marketplace going forward. The IP manager will also work with securing other control positions for the company, through strategic use of IP, and will work closely with all parts of the organization, from advising the leadership team to encourage innovation and inventions in the engineering teams . This is a unique opportunity for a creative individual that enjoys to make things happen.

Location: Göteborg (Flexible Remote)

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