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Manager Patents

  • Functional area: Management
  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Örebro
  • Company name: Epiroc Rock Drills AB
  • Date of Posting: August 7, 2019
  • Last date to apply: August 31, 2019

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Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner to the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. Epiroc stands for innovation, commitment and collaboration, which is the speed to market & industry leadership; the passion to help customers succeed and a close partnership for deep understanding of their needs. We clearly aim to be our customers’ first choice.

Part of Epiroc’s vision is to provide the digital mine of the future including autonomous operations and mining system process optimization, including advanced analytics of our global installed fleet.

The Roctec division is an Epiroc in-house competence center whose mission is to support all the divisions in the product development with Automation & Interoperability, Specialists Engineering Services and Technology Solutions.

At Rocktec Engineering Services, we are looking for a driven hands-on manager with a can-do attitude to lead our Patents team in Rocktec.


The Patents team serves all the Epiroc divisions with Patent specialist competence in applying, maintaining and protecting the Epiroc intellectual property.

Your mission will be to manage the patents team and work independently with patent cases.
As this is a hands-on management position, approximately 50 - 70% of the time will be used for hands-on work within the patent area.

You will make patentability reports, writing patent applications and respond to official actions. You will also conduct infringement analysis and technology searches.

The work includes being responsible for patent issues in collaboration with the Technical Director, Inventors and other parts of the company, especially with the different R&D departments within our business. You will be a natural speaking partner regarding Patent questions. You will also have external contacts with patent offices and patent attorneys.

You will take part in the Engineering Services management team.

Education, Knowledge and Experience

You have a Master of Science degree preferably with specialization in mechanical engineering or automation/data. You have a several years of experience of managing a patents team, working in a patent agency or patent department in a company.
We prefer that you can work as a team or independently with patent matters and can provide qualified advice on all matters relating to patents. Experience of oral proceedings or oppositions would be an asset as well as Swedish or European authorization.
As a person, you have management and analytical ability, you work in an effective way and you have an eye for details. You should have the ability to plan and prioritize the patent work and support the patents team. You should also have a genuine interest in technology and be curious about new technology. You will proactively seek feedback from clients and imparting knowledge to others.
You must have very good knowledge of Swedish and English, both spoken and written. It ​​is also an advantage if you have knowledge of other languages.


You like to work with people, both with clients and with the team members. You have excellent communication skills both spoken and written.

You are goal oriented with a strong urge to accomplish results. You have a positive attitude, are pro-active, tend to see solutions and strive for improvements.

You are well structured and organized and have a strong sense of ownership, taking responsibility and leading until a successful conclusion.

Application and contact

Write a short letter about yourself and describe why you are applying for this position. Last day to apply is 2019-08-31.

For questions about the position please contact recruiting manager Robert Dikmen, +46 (0)72 249 3048, or recruiter specialist Ann-Sofie Pihl +46 (0)76 697 69 54,

Culture and values

United. Inspired. Performance unites us, innovation inspires us, and commitment drives us to keep moving forward. In the 150 countries where you can find Epiroc, we encourage our employees to take ownership of their own development and careers with the support from their leaders.

We are committed to give you every opportunity to succeed in a culture of innovation, diversity and collaboration, combined with a caring atmosphere. Diversity is key to grow fresh and innovative ideas and solutions for our customers. Learn more at