Log in

Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

Log in

Natural Scientist or Engineer - 1 September 2021

  • 31 Aug 2021 11:23 PM
    Message # 10973364

    Start date: 1 February 2022

    We provide services in the field of intellectual property to our diverse customer base consisting of patent attorneys, industrial enterprises, individual inventors, as well as educational establishments and research institutions. You will have the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge and skills in a technically diverse and challenging environment, to acquire and expand your knowledge of intellectual property and professional search engines and databases, as well as to actively participate in the examination of national patent applications and supplementary protection certificates.

    Your main tasks

    • Carrying out patent and technology searches, mainly freedom-to-operate searches and validity searches, as well as patent analyses.
    • Examining patent applications in your specialist field.
    • Providing services, e.g. providing information within the scope of assisted patent searches on the state of the art, answering telephone enquiries or giving training courses and participating in conferences at home and abroad.
    • Sharing knowledge internally in order to retain and foster technical and patent knowledge at both team and division level.

    Your profile

    • University degree, preferably in computer science, communications engineering, physics (optics), pharmacy, chemistry, materials science, bioinformatics, chemical engineering or mechanical engineering.
    • Preferably with several years of professional experience in the field of patents with a strong focus on carrying out patent searches in relevant databases.
    • German or Italian mother tongue with a very good knowledge of the other language, a good to very good command of French, as well as an excellent command of English. Other languages are an advantage (particularly Korean, Chinese, Japanese or Russian).
    • An independent, reliable, precise and pragmatic method of working.
    • Accustomed to successfully prioritising many tasks and working on them in parallel.
    • Flexible, decisive and customer-oriented.

    Your application

    Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
    Mr Matthias Schmid, Deputy Human Resources Manager
    Stauffacherstrasse 65/59g
    3003 Bern
    direct line +41 31 377 75 73

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

    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 and trade mark searches under the label ip-search.

© 2021 The Patent Information Users Group, Inc.   

Mailing Address:  40 E. Main St., #1438

Newark, DE  19711

Phone: +1 (302) 660-3275   Fax: +1 (302) 660-3276



Follow PIUG:  


Go to PIUG TwitterGo to PIUG LinkedIn

Notice on use of PIUG name and logo:  

No one may use the PIUG name or logo for any promotional or commercial purpose or any other purpose without the prior written consent of the PIUG Board of Directors.  

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software