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In-house Patent Attorney

About Heart Aerospace

At Heart Aerospace we work at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. Heart's mission is to create the world’s greenest, most affordable, and most accessible form of transport.

At Heart Aerospace we develop the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. The ES-30 is expected to enter into service in 2028.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

We seek experienced and skilled professionals to join our fast moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team.

Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together!

Role overview

We are looking for a skilled patent attorney to join the IP team at Heart! We are pioneering a new industry in Sweden, together with a wide range of international suppliers, customers, and other partners. Your role will be to handle IP activities within Heart, in close collaboration with our Head of IP and other relevant teams within Heart. This will call upon your proven ability to communicate with our engineering teams, manage intellectual property rights from conception to granted rights. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience involving drafting, and prosecuting patent applications in SE, PCT, EPO and US; patent related aviation industry experience is also preferred.

You will also have the opportunity to develop and execute internal IP training programs to build knowledge of Intellectual Property within Heart. As a lean, nimble team within a fast-growing startup, we are called on to support a wide range of operational and technical areas within the company. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge of International and European Patent Law, but the curiosity and drive to take on new issues and challenges, too. You’ll be energized by the opportunity to contribute to Heart’s success across multiple parts of our business.

Your work will consist of, but is not limited to:

  • Drafting and reviewing patent applications in English

  • Conducting searches (e.g. novelty searches, landscaping, FTO) in our IP search tool and to recommend actions to our internal IP council

  • Help developing and conducting internal IP training sessions in English for the engineering teams to increase knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights

  • Organizing and performing workshops to identify possible innovations within internal projects as well as external projects where Heart participates

You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story and see the results of your work. As the IP team is still a small team, we value great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. You will report to the Head of IP.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree of Master of Science in Sweden or its foreign equivalent

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience from a reputable patent law firm

  • Extensive experience reviewing, drafting, and prosecuting patent applications at European Patent Office

  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of tasks and see them through to completion

  • Highly organized and result-driven

  • Exceptionally good communication skills and ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Swedish is a plus

  • Eagerness to work with others

  • Passion for aircraft and Heart’s mission

The ideal candidate would have

  • At least partially qualified European Patent Attorney, having passed one or more parts of the EQE (European Qualification Examination)

  • In-house experience in a technology or industrial company (software related industry preferred)

The position may be filled before the last application date, as we process the applications on an ongoing basis. Welcome with your application today!

Great Place to Work

  • Amazing colleagues

  • International environment

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution

  • Full compliance with laws and regulations

About the company

At Heart Aerospace, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose. We are growing and there will be plenty of opportunities for development and taking on other responsibilities.

Heart is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working at Heart Aerospace is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world more accessible and sustainable.

Heart Aerospace

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