Patent Engineer (Espoo, Finland. Temporarily remote)

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, headquartered in Espoo, Finland. We have grown to 70+ employees and have established a subsidiary in Munich, Germany. We build quantum computers for research laboratories and supercomputing centers. For industrial customers, we deliver quantum advantage through our unique application-specific co-design approach.


We are looking for a creative and detailed oriented Patent Engineer with experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications to support our mission of expanding the frontier of scientific and technological progress.

What will I be doing?

  • Drafting patent applications together with IQM engineers and external patent attorney
  • Reviewing in-house inventions and assessing their patentability
  • Conducting preliminary prior art searches
  • Organizing of IP workshops and IP dissemination
  • Handling the undergoing patent examination processes
  • Keeping detailed records of patent applications and industrial secrets

What skills do I need?

  • Strong scientific or engineering background in quantum physics and/or electrical engineering
  • Strong social skills and Intercultural awareness
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Fluent in technical writing
  • Meticulous attention to details

Nice to have

  • Previous experience as a patent engineer, or previous knowledge of IP protection
  • Knowledge in quantum computation and superconducting qubits

What I can expect from IQM

  • An important mission to work on with a passionate and diverse team
  • A unique opportunity to have a serious impact in a growing organization
  • Plenty of room to progress alongside the company

Please send your application before 30th of November, 2020.