Jotun is looking for a Patent Specialist

Patent Specialist
Bli kjent med JOTUN

Jotun is a global and innovative paint company with ambitions for further growth. Group Patent team ensures and maximizes the protection of Jotun's intellectual properties and investments in R&D as well as contributing to Freedom to Operate for Jotun's business worldwide. As part of Group Patent, you will work with the newest technology within the paint industry in close contact with Jotun's R&D worldwide, legal, and external patent attorneys. You will be part of a dedicated and supportive team having a high activity level. The patent landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years. We are in the process of further strengthening Group Patent and we are looking for a candidate with a good knowledge of both chemistry and patenting. The position is located at our new global headquarters in Sandefjord.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Capture, evaluate and advise on appropriate IPR protection, in particular patenting.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications and oppositions in cooperation with external patent attorneys.
  • Handle prosecution and contentious proceedings in cooperation with external patent attorneys.
  • Competitor monitoring. 
  • Make Freedom to Operate Evaluations.
  • Develop and support patent strategies for positioning and Freedom to Operate.
  • Be an IP advisor for R&D and Business.
  • Promote and increase IP awareness and competence across Jotun.


  • Higher education in chemistry, ideally with knowledge of polymer, material, organic or process chemistry (Master or PhD level).
  • Experience from patent work, preferably as in-house patent council or qualified patent attorney.
  • Good oral and written English communication skills. 

Personal qualities

Initiative & Responsibility: acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results.

Networking: builds a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilizes it to achieve objectives.

Systematic Approach: uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities, and allocates resources effectively.

Analysis & Judgment: quickly understands and analyzes complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgments.

Professional Expertise: demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area; participates in continuous professional development.

Effective Communication: communicates in a clear, precise, and structured way; presents effectively.

We can offer

A friendly and supportive culture! Jotun is a large and dynamic global community present in over 100 countries. At Jotun we are part of a caring global family, and we are proud of our informal work environment with few hierarchies. We are always striving to live our values: Loyalty, Care, Respect, and Boldness.

There are extensive opportunities for professional and personal development in Jotun, both through on-the-job training and Jotun Academy. At Jotun we want to develop long-term relationships with our employees, and we focus on nurturing people in building their career with us. Our pension and insurance schemes are highly competitive, as are our other benefits such as in-house gym, cafeteria and canteen, and of course great discounts on our products.  

A professional and supportive work environment with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation is important to us. Our story is one of innovating and reinventing processes and concepts with the purpose of creating better and more sustainable products that will have a positive impact in the world. 

We offer exciting challenges in a steadily growing company with excellent financial results which allows us to invest in research and development to create new innovative products and to invest in people and in the support of local communities. 

Om arbeidsgiveren

For almost a century, Jotun has protected property – from iconic buildings to beautiful homes. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and coatings, we combine high quality with creativity and innovation.

Jotun’s global headquarter is located in Sandefjord, Norway. In Sandefjord, Jotun Norway has 1000 employees working in state-of-the-art facilities covering services from local factory operations at Vindal, to Global product development in our new research facilities at Gimle. The R&D centre in Sandefjord is one of the largest privately owned R&D centres in Northern Europe. Sandefjord is the centre for both the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and our local Norwegian operations.

We provide a wide range of career opportunities, within areas such as finance and administration, IT, sales and marketing, supply chain, engineering, technical, and research and development.

Jotun is committed to an ambitious growth strategy. We believe that real value in our companies is our employees, both as individuals and as teams. We focus on providing our employees with meaningful and challenging work, rewarding them through continued learning and development, driven by our values Loyalty, Care, Respect and Boldness.

Hystadveien 167, 3209 Sandefjord
Industri og produksjon,
Kjemisk industri,
Juridiske tjenester
Ingeniør / Kjemiingeniør,


R&D, Patent, IPR Protection, IP Awareness, Chemistry

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Astrid Frohaug
Patent Director
95 83 17 12
Tone Hovde
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Hystadveien 167, 3209 Sandefjord


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Sist endret 17. mai 2024 11:24

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