Patent expert specialised in mechanical engineering, precision engineering or watch technology

Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum

Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum


Key information

  • Publication date:

    21 May 2024
  • Workload:

    80 – 100%
  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Language:

    German (Fluent), French (Fluent), English (Fluent)
Would you like to follow in Einstein's footsteps? Then apply to join the house of inventions! Dive into the world of intellectual property and acquire the skills needed to use professional search engines and databases, and participate in the examination of Swiss patent applications. Your customers will be patent attorneys, industrial enterprises, individual inventors, and educational and research institutions.

Your main tasks

  • Examining and researching Swiss patent applications, carrying out patent and technology searches and analysing the patent landscape worldwide.
  • Providing oral and written information to patent applicants and customers, delivering training sessions and attending conferences in Switzerland and abroad.
  • Sharing knowledge internally in order to maintain and foster technical and patent knowledge at both team and division level.

Your profile

  • You have a degree in science or engineering, preferably in mechanical engineering, precision engineering or watch technology.
  • You are a native German or French speaker with a good command of the other language and very good English skills.
  • You work independently, reliably and precisely, and you feel at ease in a digital environment.
  • You are accustomed to prioritising tasks and working on them in parallel.

Your contact person

Ms Tara Schär
Human Resources Specialist
Telefon +41 31 377 75 39

Shape your future with us. We look forward to meeting you!

About us

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is the federal government's central point of contact for patents, trade marks, indications of source, design protection and copyright. We help innovators and creators to create value out of their ideas, thus promoting innovation, competitiveness, cultural diversity and social progress. We also offer worldwide patent searches under the label ip-search.

You can find further information about the tasks of the IPI and our attractive employment conditions at .

Wir prüfen Patente: Jeden Tag eine neue Erfindung


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