We provide inspiration worldwide with our intelligent solutions for industrial automation. We offer a high degree of flexibility to our more than 20.000 employees. We provide you excellent prospects for turning your ideas into reality – because innovation requires freedom and security. We need you. Apply now and keep the world moving.

Head of Intellectual Property (m/f/d)

Your job:

  • Responsible for the organizational, technological, human resources and most importantly strategic development of the international Intellectual Property team 
  • Use the creative freedom to define and further develop our global IP strategy and processes
  • Strengthening, defending and maintaining our brand worldwide 
  • Ensuring freedom of action through proactive IP management and monitoring and evaluation of competitors
  • Participating and conducting opposition, nullity, and patent infringement proceedings, together with internal and external patent and legal counsel
  • Design and further development of internal and external interface management 
  • Cooperation and support in patent law issues and tasks 
  • Further development of the patent and trademark portfolio in the direction of Industrie 4.0, IoT, AI

Your qualification:

  • Successfully completed diploma or master's degree in computer science, automation technology, physics or a comparable subject
  • Additional training in intellectual property in national, European and international patent law, ideally as a European and/or German patent attorney 
  • Several years of professional experience, preferably in industry 
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • High degree of self-motivation and persuasiveness 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Convincing and confident appearance as well as a very independent working style coupled with a high degree of assertiveness
  • Negotiating skills in an international environment


 You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being


You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.


Contact person: Caroline Duchon, +49 711 347-56698

Reference code: 9795

Company:  Festo SE & Co. KG

Esslingen, DE, 73734

We look forward to your application!