Head of IP

Geistlich Pharma AG

Root and Wolhusen, Switzerland
  • Publication date:

    24 November 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment
  • Language:

    English, German

Interesting challenges await you on the way of realizing our vision

Head of IP

Your tasks

  • Advise the business on IP related opportunities and risks, including freedom to operate analyses and related risk mitigation options
  • Be the go-to person for all IP-related questions; working closely with various departments such as R&D, Product Development, Regulatory and Marketing
  • Provide efficient Due Diligence support in envisaged M&A transactions
  • Advise on actions against unlawful imitators of our trademarks and/or products, oppositions, administrative and/or court actions based on trademark law, health regulatory law and/or unfair competition law
  • Manage/enrich the patent, design and trademark portfolio, including the filing of the relevant applications and the defending and enforcing of our IP rights.


Your qualifications

  • A scientific background, e.g. M.Sc., or Ph.D., preferably in life sciences or chemistry, and an IP law degree including notably patents, designs, trademarks and copyright
  • At least 7 years successful professional experience (preferably as Head of IP or similar) in an international company active in MedTech/dental or Pharma, preferably in MedTech involving bioresorbable medical devices, and/or in private practice servicing such companies.
  • High language proficiency in English and German
  •  Preferably, qualification as a national and/or EU Trademark Attorney, and as European Patent Attorney and/or a national Patent Attorney


Our motivated team looks forward to working with you in a modern, dynamic environment with international flair.

We look forward to receiving your completed electronic application.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact: Martin Wartmann Director Legal, Compliance & IP, Tel. + 41 41 492 55 55


Geistlich Pharma AG
Bahnhofstrasse 40
6110 Wolhusen
+41 41 492 55 55