European Patent Attorney

SHL Group SHL Medical AG, Zug

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SHL Medical AG is seeking a European Patent Attorney to join our new headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. This is an opportunity to join the global leader in auto-injector technology whose growth and industry leadership relies upon protecting and promoting a strong intellectual property portfolio and continuous innovation. 

This position of European Patent Attorney would be a part of the Global Patent Group within the SHL Legal Department and would report directly to the Director, Global Intellectual Property.  You would work in close collaboration with other members of the Global Patent Group in Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as inventors and product managers based in Zug as well as those working in SHL’s Taiwan, Sweden and US operations. The role would be a part of a collaborative effort with innovators and IP practitioners focused on defining, qualifying and supporting SHL in obtaining patents.

For the position of European Patent Attorney at SHL, the successful candidate will be someone with the knowledge, experience and interests relating to the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare/draft new patent applications for inventions.
  • Prosecute office action responses, including responses to office actions before the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as providing detailed guidance to non-EPO associates for the preparation of responses to office actions also in other jurisdictions.
  • Work autonomously to manage a portfolio of cases and associated prosecution deadlines, whilst also being able to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within both the Global Patents Group and wider cross-functional teams on other projects.
  • Prepare divisional applications as appropriate.
  • Prepare patent claims aligned with products.
  • Prepare claim charts as needed.
  • Prepare oppositions and observations by 3rd parties.
  • Solve problems presented to the group and also improve the operational   effectiveness of the Patent Prosecution team.

About You

  • You have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, hard sciences or equivalent.
  • You have at least 3 years of relevant patent prosecution experience, ideally in the med tech/medical devices field or the broader tech industry.
  • You are a qualified European patent attorney, or close to becoming one.
  • You have the ability to analyse complex mechanisms, devices and mechanical interactions.
  • You are curious, a fast learner and an extremely organized person.
  • Fluency in English language is essential, both written and spoken.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong time-management skills and be able to work independently. You also have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a global, cross-cultural team with a genuine commitment to a flat organizational culture. Along with your attention to detail, you are also able to multi-task as well as prioritise among your different assignments, all while maintaining a high level of ethics and a great sense of responsibility.

What we offer

SHL Medical AG offers you a position in a dynamic environment in a company focused on developing and manufacturing products that improve people’s health and quality of life. SHL is a rapidly growing global corporation providing exciting and challenging work for members of the Legal Department. As an employee you will be expected to take on great responsibility and, in return, you will enjoy a management team and colleagues committed to your personal and professional growth. Our office has easy access to public transportation options located in the heart of a vibrant pharma and medical devices community. 

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Om arbetsgivaren

Established in 1989, SHL Group (Scandinavian Health Limited) is a world-leading solution provider in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced drug delivery systems such as auto injectors. With several distinct group companies, our product line ranges from injectors to pressure mattress systems, to laboratory handling equipment to neurosurgical devices.

SHL Medical designs and manufactures advanced products for injection and inhalation of drugs and is the world’s leading supplier of auto injectors. With headquarters in Switzerland and sites in Sweden, the US and Taiwan, SHL Medical partners with the world's largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to provide the world with innovative, life changing medications. SHL Medical employs more than 4 000 worldwide, with around 120 employees at our design office SHL Group AB in Nacka Strand.

SHL Healthcare develops and manufactures equipment solutions for home, hospital, and long-term care use with a focus on patient comfort and functionality. SHL Healthcare's main production site is in China, where we have close to 250 employees. At SHL Healthcare AB's office in Nacka Strand, we have 9 employees.