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Patent Attorney

Requisition ID:  27117

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Management
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Can you power the solution by securing the right patents for Vestas? We are looking for a Patent Attorney to join the leading corporate patent department in Denmark and secure Vestas’ position in the sustainable transformation. 


Finance > Vestas Legal, Risk & Compliance > Patents

For Vestas, innovation and technology development are central in improving the scaling of the renewable industry and patents are essential to ensure our innovative and technological edge. Vestas Patents Department is part of Vestas Group Legal function and comprises a team of highly qualified attorneys providing patents-related support, notably to R&D functions, and elsewhere across the Vestas business. The department also includes paralegals and patent information support. Vestas was Denmark’s most active patent applicant at the European Patent Office in 2021.

By encouraging a culture based on accountability, we give employees the chance to create meaningful, real-world impact through their work. We also cultivate employee performance and success by providing an inclusive, motivating environment with collaboration at its core. 


Your responsibilities will include the full spectrum of patent attorney tasks. More specifically your responsibilities will cover:

  • Core tasks of invention harvesting
  • Patent drafting
  • Filing and patent prosecution
  • Conducting freedom to operate investigations
  • Handling of oppositions and other contentious matters, and licensing activities
  • Providing support on a host of other IPR-related matters



  • A degree in engineering, physics or similar
  • Qualified as a patent attorney before the patent office of a major jurisdiction such as European Patent Office, Germany, UK or US
  • You have some experience of handling cases in mechanical engineering technologies, electrical power systems, software/data or similar experience from other relevant areas
  • Fluent in verbal and written English



  • Ability to distil complex situations and communicate solutions clearly to the business is essential
  • Proven understanding of the commercial significance of patent activities
  • A compliant and flexible mindset
  • Methodical and solution-oriented approach


What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in a professional team supporting a critical function at the forefront of a rapidly evolving industry, and a chance to become immersed in the technologies which are defining the energy transition to a sustainable global future. The environment is collaborative and highly progressive.

At Vestas, we aim at being sustainable in all aspects – both as employer and business partner. With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. We value initiative, responsibility, involvement and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a significant technical commitment and lots of passion. Vestas is growing and developing, and we want you to grow with us.


Additional information

Your primary work location will be Vestas’ headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark.
You can expect up to 10 days of travel per year.
The application deadline is 30th of June 2022.

For additional information on the position, please contact Vice President for Patents, Mark Irons at +44 75521 26745.

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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