Are you passionate about navigating the dynamic landscape of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights (IP/IPR)?

IP Manager / IP Advisor

We are looking for an IP Manager/IP Advisor to strengthen our in-house IP-team in the Technology Office of Kongsberg Maritime in Norway reporting to Director of Research and Innovation.

As our IP Manager/IP Advisor, you will support and influence strategic focus areas across Kongsberg Maritime and product portfolios. From engaging with patent authorities to conducting Freedom to Operate Analysis, your expertise will be central to securing and managing our intellectual property assets. Join us in managing the course for innovation protection and enforcement while fostering a culture of IP/IPR awareness and excellence within our organization.

Make an impact with us at KONGSBERG. Your expertise Protechts People and Planet.


  • Establish and maintain IP/IPR strategy and best practices for Kongsberg Maritime’s strategic focus areas and products.
  • Act as Point of Contact with patent authorities and external patent offices.
    • Ip-management such as secure and manage IPR, perform Freedom to Operate Analysis and handle patent Oppositions and other invalidation actions.
    • Support enforcement actions and infringement accusations.
  • Manage patent landscaping, patent monitoring & technology watch initiatives.
  • Contribute to raise IP/IPR awareness and organize internal IP/IPR-training for employees.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master of Science within mechanical, electrical engineering, maritime technology, computer science, physics or other relevant fields.
  • Qualification as European Patent Attorney or comparable qualification/experience. Candidates started with EQE-exams will be considered.
  • Three years of experience in managing the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and the conduction of patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal.

At KONGSBERG, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every requirement. Research shows that women and minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Your unique perspective is valuable to us. Your skills, attitude and perspective could be exactly what we are looking for!

This employment may require security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority, clearance through Civil Aviation Authority or a background check.

You are able to

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results.
  • build a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilize it to achieve set goals.
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively.
  • analyse complex issues and problems and come up with rational judgments.
  • communicate in a clear, precise and structured way.
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals.

What we offer

  • An interesting position within a dynamic and innovative company.
  • An exciting journey where we explore, collaborate and achieve goals together.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Inspiring and international working environment.
  • A high level of flexibility.


  • Trondheim, Ålesund, Kongsberg, Horten, Lysaker or Bergen. Other KM locations in the Nordics may be considered.

Point of contact
Sverre Rye Torben, Director Research and Innovation +47 950 87 424
Katja Reitan, IP Manager +47 917 91 039

Our Technology Office sets direction and enable Kongsberg Maritime for success. Technology Watch and Technology Strategy are key deliveries. We are responsible for Research partners and programs, IP-IPR, Sustainability, Cyber Security and Safety, as well as the transformation of processes and tools we use to develop and maintain products and technology.

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We are determined in our work to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

Protechting people and planet