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Head of Intellectual Property Strategy

Location: Arese, Milano, Italy
Job ID: R0025043
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY LTD
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

The Head of IP Strategy has the global responsibility of driving and implementing the IP strategy based on agreed company objectives and targets in line with Hitachi Energy’s business and roadmap, together with our team of Strategic IP Counsels.  The Head of IP Strategy, reporting to the Head of Intellectual Property, builds a meaningful IP portfolio securing Hitachi Energy’s current and future business so that we can continue to contribute to the energy transition and create a sustainable energy future for all.

Are you a passionate commercially minded Patent Attorney or IP Strategist ready to lead our team of Strategic IP Counsels and drive Hitachi Energy’s IP strategy to build a meaningful IP portfolio securing our current and future business?

In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with IP leadership and R & D leadership and functional heads to support and drive the implementation of the global IP strategy.
  • Inspire and lead the IP strategy team to continually develop and work collaboratively to simplify processes and workstreams to further enhance the quality of work and add value to Hitachi Energy. Identify opportunities for career development and growth for the team.
  • Support the business by providing expert IP guidance to stakeholders and across interfaces within the organization, such as with the CTO, the business unit and R&D management, Legal and Integrity, and Tax. 
  • Lead IP projects in cross-functional teams, solving critical functional and geographical challenges across the entire company.
  • Provide IP business advice in conflicts, litigations, M&A transactions, and licensing including risk and opportunity management.
  • Continuously update your working knowledge of relevant IP laws and regulations in the main jurisdictions, to ensure our IP strategy is fully exploited.
  • Identify alternative business solutions to risk regarding strategy, technology, competition and IP worldwide, and be able to communicate and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization. 
  • Use your analytical skills and the ability to leverage data and metrics to drive insights, identify trends and make data driven strategic decisions. 
  • Create a positive and motivating team culture, using your creative, organizational and political resolution skills.
  • Bring a flexible, self-driven, and pro-active mindset.
  • Have comprehensive business and economics understanding; prior success in management of cross-functional teams within complex matrix organizations is a clear advantage.

What we require:

  • Have experience in leading and implementing IP strategy in a global technology company.
  • Have experience in commercial aspects of IP law such as M&As, licensing and monetization. 
  • Have a proven business acumen.
  • Qualified Patent Attorney or IP strategist.
  • Degree in engineering, physical sciences, electronics, computer science or other STEM degree. 
  • Leadership skills, able to inspire others.
  • Work experience in the IP area of 7+ years with business engagement; demonstrated personal leadership skills and change leadership mindset.
  • Continuously updated working knowledge of relevant IP laws and regulations in the main jurisdictions, knowledge in protecting computer implemented inventions is beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills and inter-personal skills throughout all seniority and management levels, both internally within Hitachi Energy, but also with Hitachi and customers, deeply involving identifiable solutions, alternatives and risks associated with strategy, technology, competition and IP worldwide.
  • Dependable knowledge of Office tools, IP search and benchmarking tools and IP management tools.

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