Title:  Intellectual Property Specialist

Job Req ID:  12652

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


Position Description
Saudi Aramco is seeking an IP Specialist to join the Technology Strategy & Planning Department (TS&PD). 
TS&PD provides critical and timely information and develop execution strategies to align Company projects with value driven deployments in high impact areas which offer the Company a significant, distinctive and sustainable competitive advantage in its core businesses. TS&PD also assures the intellectual property planning/ filings are coordinated with the ultimate objective of the technology strategy. 
The IP Management Specialist is responsible for supporting the development of Saudi Aramco’s Intellectual Property portfolio (patents, copyrights, and trade secrets), including analysis of invention disclosures and working with inventors and in-house IP counsels on patent prosecution activities. The IP Management Specialist is also responsible for performing patent research to support various IP activities, including patentability search, freedom to operate, competitive intelligence, IP benchmarking, IP mapping IP risk management, IP monitoring and other related tasks. IP experience in energy, chemicals, sustainability technologies, environmental engineering, or heavy industrial sector is preferred, but not required.
Suitable applicants will possess IP expertise and business acumen. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a multi-discipline team-oriented environment is essential for success.

Key Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be expected to:  
Support the development, enhancement and implementation of the Saudi Aramco IP strategy
Support inventors in obtaining the appropriate protection for their inventions
Assess the patentability of invention disclosures (i.e. conduct prior art searches)
Perform competitive analysis of patent and commercial product landscape (i.e. IP mapping, IP risk management, IP monitoring, 3rd party infringement)
Support in-house IP counsel with patent prosecution and other patent related activities
Management of annuity payments including responding to annuity payment requests and resolving issues
Conduct IP awareness sessions and training
Contribute to Saudi Aramco IP related goals

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related scientific field and preferably Master’s degree in intellectual property.
Experience: Typically has 10 years of professional experience including at least 5 years as a specialist in IP field, and achieved substantial recognition by peers as an expert. 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA