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Head of Intellectual Property

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Head of Intellectual Property


Let us describe the challenge we offer

We have an exciting opportunity for an IP professional who wants to work within a fast-paced and challenging start-up organization. In this role, you will join a small, dynamic team of in-house lawyers who focus on creative and proactive legal guidance in starting up a new car brand. You will play an important role in the Polestar team by supporting the company in its growth and expansion. 

Here, you will report to Polestar’s General Counsel and be part of the Polestar Global Legal Team. The role is located at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

What you’ll do

As Head of IP you will be responsible for developing and implementing Polestar’s global intellectual property strategy. You will provide critical support on a broad range of domestic and international intellectual property issues. The role also includes developing and maintaining IP strategy, creation and maintenance of a business relevant IP-portfolio. Additional to this, you will conduct brainstorming sessions to spur invention disclosures in the electric vehicle, and autonomous driving, and software fields.

Further on, you will:

  • Supervise outside patent prosecution counsel
  • Document and contract drafting
  • Negotiations with external parties, litigation and supervision of external advisors in matters requiring external specialist support
  • Providing internal IP training at higher level across the organisation
  • Be a resource for the legal and technical teams for all things IP

You will handle matters independently and with full responsibility. Polestar has a global footprint, and you will be interacting and collaborating with a diverse and international team of colleagues in all areas of the business.

 

Who you are

We are searching for you who gets energized by working in a fast pace in a truly dynamic environment. You are actively searching for taking on all types of challenges – big and small with an experience in a management role and of driving leading global business change.

To work proactively is your strong suit – you do not wait for instructions and focus on the right thing and getting the job done. With your creative thinking and strong integrity, you are flexible and do not mind working odd hours if necessary.

We expect you to have the following qualifications:

  • Around 7-10 years’ experience in patent prosecution, IP and software licensing, joint development agreements, supply agreements, and collaboration – preferably in-house and with an internationally-recognized law firm
  • Full qualification as a European or US Patent Attorney
  • A BSc. or MSc. level or beyond in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Preferably a Master of Law or any other degree and/or practice required to practicing law in Europe or the US (with grades in the upper tier)

It is meritorious if you have had exposure to IP monetization and litigation.

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. 


Polestar - the guiding star.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.

 

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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