Head of Intellectual Property


Head of Intellectual Property


Aarhus, Denmark

Do you have a strong technical understanding and a solid experience working with Intellectual Property? Can you ensure that we are on top of our Intellectual Property activities? Are you persistent and excellent in driving projects? Would you like to work with a broad scope of technologies? Can you see yourself as part of the success of an expanding international company?

Become part of the IP team in Kamstrup

Kamstrup is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of intelligent solutions within energy and water consumption with production, administration and development gathered at the headquarter in Stilling, south of Aarhus. We are looking into an exciting future with increased activity, and following the departure of the incumbent we are seeking a Head if IP for our IP team.

With direct reference to our Vice President, General Counsel you will become the manager of our IP team and part of the Commercial & Legal Services management group. You will be responsible for all intellectual property related activities across the company, including protection of patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Therefore you will work closely together with both internal and external stakeholders in order to provide the IP services necessary to secure Kamstrup’s investment in new technologies. In your daily work, you will integrate with highly professional and motivated employees jointly focusing on quality and excellence.

A job with focus on IP activities and patent portfolio

As our new Head of IP you will manage and build our IP portfolio to support Kamstrup’s overall business objectives, including capturing of ideas and innovation across the company. You will be the strategic advisor in IP matters to Kamstrup’s top management, research and development organization and business units. Moreover you will be responsible for the continuous development of our IP strategy to meet changing business needs and for increasing IP awareness across the company.

More specifically, your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage the IP-team and outside resources;
  • Evaluate and decide whether or not to protect IP based on technical and commercial inputs;
  • Advise the business on freedom-to-operate matters and appropriate strategies for infringement avoidance;
  • Draft and prosecuting patent application;
  • Manage IP disputes globally and opposition and appeal cases before the European and overseas patent offices;
  • General IP counseling and support in relation to contracts, collaboration, licensing and other IP relevant agreements.

Personality matters

We expect that you have a technical degree on master level in e.g. physics, electronics, mechanical engineering or computer sciences. Additionally, you have minimum 5 years of working experience in Intellectual Property and preferably a qualified Patent Attorney with inhouse experience. You have a strong people management experience and excellent analytical and intellectual capabilities.

In order to succeed you must have a structured approach and be capable of prioritizing in order to meet deadlines. It is crucial that you are dedicated, proactive and that you are able to identify and explore opportunities. You process excellent relationship building, influencing and negotiating abilities and you master to communicate at all levels of the organization. You refuse to compromise on the quality in your work and hence you have high demands for both yourself and others. You are ready to make a difference in your daily work and you take pride in working with professional solutions distributed worldwide.

You are fluent in English – both oral and written. Danish is an asset.

We offer more than just a job

You become part of an international company that strives every day to ensure the momentum and optimization of the world's water, heating and energy resources. We offer you an exciting job with continuous professional and personal development and the opportunity to influence your own position.

We offer flexible working hours and numerous employee benefits, counting a healthy canteen, free fruit, fitness facilities, in-house dental clinic, hairdresser and a free health clinic. Moreover, we have an active employee association.

Do you want to be a part of Kamstrup?

Please submit your application by using the link below. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis, but you can expect a response within 6 weeks.

If you have any questions about the position please contact Vice President, General Counsel, Jon Iversen on phone: +45 89 93 10 00.

About Kamstrup

Kamstrup develops, produces and sells smart energy and water meters, relating reading systems, data analysis tools and services to utilities and other users over the entire world. Through our leadership, expertise and passion for partnership, we always think forward in pursuit of a brighter energy future; one that advances the performance of every customer, whilst creating lasting value for the communities they serve. We take responsibility for the way we act and we are committed to reduce waste with the purpose of securing clean water and energy to a maximum number of people.

Kamstrup has over 1.500 employees in more than 20 countries with headquarters in Denmark. Kamstrup has a healthy economy, high growth rates and a strong focus on development of technology and staff. You can read more about Kamstrup on our website and see our annual report here. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook, to be updated on latest news and vacant positions.

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