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IP Specialist

Location: Drancy France
Job ID: R0023700
Date Posted: Aug 24, 2023
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ready to contribute to the future of the automotive industry?

We are part of Hitachi Astemo, focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Own the Future, become a part of the team and join our organization now as: Intellectual Property Director

Define and lead the company’s intellectual property strategy, including assessing the commercial and strategic value of the Company’s IP portfolio (patent, trademarks etc.), identifying gaps and areas of opportunity (both offensive and defensive), preparing for and managing IP litigation

Key Activities

Intellectual Property Strategy

  • Define IP strategy in close collaboration with Engineering
  • Assess the commercial and strategic value of the Company’s IP 
  • portfolio (patent, trademarks etc.)
  • Promotion and protection of the company’s technology and IP 
  • portfolio

Manage IP portfolio

  • Lead preparation of patent application
  • Analyze and identify gaps in current IP portfolio
  • Monitor and survey competitors IP strategy 

IP Litigations

  • Defend and prosecute patent infringement actions 
  • Negotiate IP agreements


Key Professional Competencies

  • Knowledge of the products (technical specificities)
  • Up to date in technical development and innovation
  • Knowledge of international patent regulations and automotive 
  • market
  • Fluent English level

Key Personal Competencies

  • Communication & Presentation
  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Analytical & Problem Solving
  • Innovation & Initiative
  • Relationship Building & Networking

Qualification & Experience 

  • Bachelor/Master degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent 
  • Degree in intellectual property law
  • At least 10 years working experience in intellectual property area

About Hitachi Astemo Brake Business Unit

Our Brake Business Unit is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive braking solutions. Our products – disc brakes, drum brakes, electro-mechanical parking brakes and rotors – are dedicated to passenger cars, light commercial and two-wheeler vehicles through original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distribution channels. We have a global footprint with operations in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North and South America.

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 


Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your

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