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IP Manager (m/w/d)

LPKF Laser & Electronics SE, Garbsen

LPKF Laser & Electronics SE is a leading provider of laser-based solutions for the technology industry. Our high-precision laser systems are crucial for the production of printed circuit boards, microchips, automotive parts, solar modules and many other components. The LPKF Glass Foundry additionally supplies customers from various industries with high-precision components made of glass. As a medium-sized, listed company, we employ around 700 people worldwide and have an extensive network of branches and representatives all over the world.

Place of work Garbsen and remote

Full time, 38-hour week

As of now



  • Defining the LPKF-wide IP strategy:
    • Advising on the strategic development of the patent portfolio
    • Advising senior management on the impact of actual and projected developments on our company
    • Systematic monitoring and analysis of the patent activities of competitors and deriving recommendations for action
    • Creating appropriate guidelines, processes, and work instructions and selecting methods and tools
  • Implementing the IP strategy:
    • Regular review and maintenance of the LPKF patent portfolio 
    • Identifying new patentable inventions
    • Supporting R&D projects:
      • Conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate searches
      • Counselling on patent applications and supporting the examination procedure 
      • Coordinating the activities of external patent attorneys, including clarification of argumentation in response to office actions
    • Preparing and reviewing license agreements and NDAs with technology and business partners
    • Licensing of intellectual property rights (in /out)
    • IP coaching and training for internal colleagues as required 

Job profile:

  • Ideally, 3+ years of experience as an IP manager at the interface between technology development and business development
  • Several years of experience in patent portfolio management, particularly in examining patent applications and supporting the application process
  • Ability to develop strategies for a strong IP position of our company's products 
  • Knowledge of contract management, in particular licensing agreements and development agreements
  • Excellent communication skills for close collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Strong service, hands-on, and "finisher" mentality
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to LPKF sites (mainly Suhl, Fürth and Naklo in Slovenia)
  • Language skills: German (B2), English (C1)
  • Excellent technical understanding and very good perceptiveness
  • Technical / scientific degree
  • Advanced knowledge in the international patent system is an advantage

We offer: 

  • A great perspective with varied tasks in a collegial team in a high-tech environment
  • 38-hour week for full-time employees
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work not only on site but also remotely
  • 30 days holiday
  • JobRad offer and Givve benefit-card
  • Optional participation in the annual employee share program
  • Free benefits e.g. fruit, juice, coffee, gym
  • Discounted job ticket
  • Company pension scheme, subsidy for capital-forming benefits
  • Modern working environment and professional IT equipment
  • Fun at work and beyond through various events, e.g. participation in the company run, dragon boat races, skiing, Christmas parties, after-work events and much more


We look forward to receiving your application, please mention your desired salary! 


Romina Selke
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
Osteriede 7
D-30827 Garbsen
Fon: +49 (0) 5131 7095-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5131 7095-90