Job Number: 38421
Group: Magna Corporate
Division: Magna International Europe GmbH
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Graz, Sailauf Group Description
At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We're the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.
We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we're more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it's our talented people who lead us on this journey.
To support or collaborate in research and development, the patent researcher works in the field of literature and patent research. 95 percent of the technical and scientific knowledge available worldwide can be found in patents or patent applications. The task of a patent searcher is to process this know-how for the company and the development departments, to make it available, and to evaluate it technically and legally. The patent searcher uses internal searches to process inquiries about the state of the art and product clearance tests as a basis for safeguarding and minimizing risks so that no patent-infringing products are developed or marketed. Through effective patent monitoring, infringing acts and erroneous developments can be avoided.
There is the possibility to also exercise these activities in our office in Graz (Austria), by arrangement and subject to availability of internal resources.
Part of the job involves receiving inventions and analyzing them with regard to their novelty. For this purpose, the patent searcher contacts the inventors in order to understand the idea and to set up and carry out a novelty search in a search tool. The inventions come from all technical fields in which Magna is active. The search tool is web-based databases such as Clarivate et al. Another part of the activity is checking whether a product is free of third-party property rights. The so-called product clearance is carried out on the basis of a product definition, whereby the patent searcher independently develops a search strategy in cooperation with the respective Magna internal client. This search strategy is then implemented and queried in a search tool. The search results must be pre-filtered, i.e. read and evaluated. The search results are independently discussed by the patent searcher with the internal clients or the developers. The result of the process is a final report in which the results are summarized and filed.
For dedicated and motivated employees, we offer an interesting and diversified job within a dynamic global team together with the individual and functional development in a professional environment of a global acting business. Fair treatment and a sense of responsibility towards employees are the principle of the Magna culture. We strive to offer an inspiring and motivating work environment. We offer attractive benefits (e.g. employee profit participation program) and a salary which is in line with market conditions depending on your skills and experience.
We offer a min gross salary of 60.000,-- Euro per year for a full time employment for this position depending on qualification and experience.
If you are interested in this position, we are looking forward to your application.