You may be our new

Patent Engineer (f/m/d) 


The IP department of SIG is looking for a new member of the team, located in SIG headquarters. We are looking for an already qualified patent attorney, or for a patent engineer with relevant experience in patent matters, who is a team-working, professional, competent and approachable person.

Key responsibilities
  • File and prosecute patent applications and design applications worldwide, including opposition, appeals, reexamination, invalidation and third-party observations, inhouse or using external outside counsels;
  • Conduct patent related searches, such as prior art and technology landscape searches;
  • Harvest of inventions, communicating with Tech Center & internal inventors;
  • Mitigate IPR risks in business units and daily operation of the company by assessing the IPR situation, preparing and issuing professional patent related opinion, such as FTO opinions;
  • Monitor competitors’ IP activities;
  • Communicate and collaborate with external outside counsels all around the world on IP matters;
  • Improve internal IP awareness, by, e.g., trainings;
  • Support the work of the other members of the IP team and of the Head of IP.


You bring these skills, experience & education
  • In-depth understanding of concepts and principles of patent law
  • The qualification as national or European patent attorney is preferred but not necessary.
  • Fluency in English is a must. Knowledge of another language among Spanish, German or Chinese is advantageous
  • Flexibility and team work spirit
  • Experience with internal patent databases and commercial IP Tools


SIG competencies

We are looking for people who are willing to consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances, employees who create a climate where everyone is motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives. If you actively seek new ways to grow and be challenged, if you develop people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals, SIG is the place for you. To deliver better for our customers, our future colleagues build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions. Finally, we are looking for colleagues who build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Are you someone who applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals? Are you someone who can create new and better ways for the organization to be successful? If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join us.


Our promise

SIG is the place for you to build something incredible. We offer competitive compensation and an opportunity to partially work from home. If you join us, you will be part of a globally successful international company, which is leading its industry in sustainability, technology, and more. We think of ourselves as the career launchpad - a place to develop yourself fast with real work, real experience, real opportunities to build skills. You will be part of a highly motivated and dynamic team, you will have personal development opportunities, trainings and coaching opportunities from senior team members. If you show skill and willingness to learn, we'll back you all the way.


About SIG

SIG is a leading provider of packaging systems and solutions for better. We work in partnership with our customers to bring food products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable, and affordable way. We are the only packaging system supplier covering carton, pouch, and bag-in-box. Our versatile technology and product innovation capacity enable us to deliver better for customers, for consumers, and for the world. Sustainability guides us, technology empowers us, but it’s the passion and drive of our people that truly enable us to deliver better. Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland, and listed at the SIX Swiss Exchange.





SIG Recruiting Team
Phone: +40 374752360