Patent Engineer (60 - 100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to oversee the full life cycle management of all patents and other intellectual property.
  • For patents, this in particular includes invention harvesting, incoming invention analysis, support in patent application filings, monitoring and scope analysis, liaising with internal technology experts and external patent counsel, and facilitating decision making for patent maintenance.
  • You will also support the technology and engineering teams in patent searches and conduct or support intellectual property trainings.

Your story

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or in a similar field.
  • You have 3-5 years of professional work experience in intellectual property; experience as an in-house intellectual property counsel is a plus.
  • You are specialized in patent monitoring and scope analysis.
  • You are an excellent communicator who can follow and explain technical and legal topics with ease.
  • You are fluent in English. Additional language skills are a plus.

What we offer:

A flat organization, a wonderful team, an improvement-oriented approach and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology.

Have we caught your interest? Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal: We are looking forward to meeting you!

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