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Head of Intellectual Property*

Darmstadt U12

Location: Darmstadt (Hessen/Germany)


We are looking for: Head of Intellectual Property*





  • IP portfolio management with focus on business strategy
  • Structuring, analysis, planning and optimization of IP portfolios
  • Define IP strategies in close cooperation with the business units
  • IP budget Responsibility 
  • Responsible for inventor incentive
  • Providing internal IP Awareness training courses and workshops within Software AG
  • Support Software AG’s software engineers around the world to transform a highly innovative idea into a strong and valuable patent
  • Improvement of IP processes ensuring best efficiency
  • Manage strong relationship with external law firms during Patent Application as well as in the examination phase
  • Manage Patent Litigation in cooperation with the General Counsel as well as outside counsel
  • IP Stakeholder ship in any Merger & Acquisition Project
  • Coordinate and manage Patent Licensing inquiries, Trademark Legal matters, and Copyright inquiries
  • Manage the IP team





  • Bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Physics or Mathematics
  • At least 5 years experience in leading a team for managing invention mining, harvesting, and patenting efforts in-house
  • Working knowledge of copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets
  • People person with strong communication and networking skills and experience in building solid relationships with inventors and business leaders
  • Proactive, organized, and self-motivated, committed to collaborate with colleagues in the IP team as well as other stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills combined with the ability to manage many complex Patent applications successfully at the same time
  • Think out of all boxes and dare the long jump to protect Software AG’s IP
  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in German is a plus





Please apply only online. Your application should contain a short cover letter, a curriculum vitae in tabular form as well as your training and work references.

Your contact:

Tanja Topal, Manager HR Recruiting & Onboarding DACH, Phone +49 (0) 681 210 3105



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Jobsegment: Engineer, Electrical, Law, Computer Science, Patent, Engineering, Legal, Technology