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Global IP Manager

Date: 21-Nov-2021

Location: Gothenburg, SE

Company: Mölnlycke Health Care


Are you looking for a great career and want to make your mark?  

Please keep on reading but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve interviewed colleagues around the world about their jobs, the Mölnlycke unique culture and Mölnlycke people and it is simply A great company to work for! 

Could you help improve healthcare outcomes around the world? 

If the answer is yes, you think just like us and should apply for this exciting opportunity that we have below. 


We are currently recruiting for a Global Intellectual Property (IP) Manager to our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden. This role is part of the Legal Affairs unit and will proactively provide professional value-adding IP advice and support to the global organisation. The roleholder reports into the Global IP Director.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement, develop and execute on IP strategies.
  • Encourage team work, innovation and raise IPR awareness
  • Support IP control in e.g. contracts Management of assigned portfolio.
  • Represent Molnlycke towards governmental offices in relation to e.g. IP prosecution, appeals, and third party oppositions.
  • Play an active role in IP rights enforcement - court litigation and/or customs.
  • Lead and participate in IP committees with stakeholder participants from R&D and Commercial.
  • Proactively provide IP advice, identify and effectively address IP related opportunities and risks in relation to new product development.
  • Effectively manage external counsel and service providers.
  • Provide general as well as tailor-made IP trainings.
  • Support in budgeting and forecasting of IP related cost.
  • Perform and present IP competitive intelligence IP due diligence and integration for licensing and M&A.

Key Decisions:

  • Risk mitigation concerning third party IPRs with possible bearing on commercial activities, such as product launches
  • IP filings and portfolio management


  • Excellent English language skills
  • Broad business understanding and ability to adjust support and advice to the different needs of various parts of the organization
  • Technical knowledge in chemistry, mechanics, and/or electronics
  • Significant knowledge in European and US IP systems

Qualifications & Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience from working with patents and other IPRs in industry, agency or private practice
  • Master of Science or similar academic degree
  • European Patent Attorney or equivalent qualification


About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home proven it every day.

We specialise in:

•Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex®

•Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn    and re-position patients

•Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke trays, HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves

Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we’re the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products; and we’re Europe’s largest provider of customised trays. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we have about 7,800 employees around the world.