Intellectual Property Manager (IP) - Pharmaceutical Development

Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH, a successful aspiring pharmaceutical development company and spin-off of the Hannover Medical School is focused on the development and clinical validation of novel noncoding RNA (ncRNA) therapeutics and diagnostics for patients with myocardial infarction and heart failure.

For developing and managing our sophisticated patent portfolio, we offer the opportunity to become part of our team as experienced intellectual property manager.

Activities and responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and oversee the company’s intellectual property strategy in compliance with the management.
  • Managing communications with, and directing the activities of, outside counsel; actively assist in preparing, filing, (and prosecuting domestic and foreign) patent applications, including preparing arguments in response to office actions in compliance with the scientific personnel.
  • Work with R&D to assess patentability of new inventions; assist in drafting and reviewing related invention disclosures.
  • Negotiate and monitor license agreements, negotiate and execute confidentiality agreements.
  • Oversee and communicate adherence to application timelines.
  • Prepare confidential and non-confidential disclosures and descriptions of intellectual property and related information for potential investors.
  • Review, approve and budget IP expenditure.
  • Develop and coordinate workshops and periodic trainings to company employees regarding intellectual property and commercialization.

Qualification profile

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree in science, business, engineering or related field.
  • at least 3 years of working experience in managing the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Experience in conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.
  • Ability to develop strategic plans necessary to provide a strong IP position for the Company’s products.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – must be able to communicate clearly both within the organization and externally with authorities, partners and investors.
  • fluent in written and spoken German and English.

Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Advocacy skills in connection with patent prosecution.
  • Legal training, qualifications and/or experience especially in relation to IP rights, copyright, patents, trademarks and designs.
  • Working experience in technology transfer and/or commercializing technology.


We offer
  • Excellent and flexible working conditions.
  • Versatile duties and responsibilities.
  • Working in a highly motivated and experienced team.
  • Salary above average pay scale.
  • Long-term prospective in a dynamic, aspiring company.

Send application to

Barbara Gärtner-Rupprecht
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 15
30625 Hannover

Please send your electronic application via e-mail to

Your information and documents will be treated strictly confidential. The purpose of this document is to describe the representative responsibilities and general level of complexity and it is not a substitute for the specific job description of the individual position.

Cardior does not accept unsolicited resumes and inquiries from 3rd party recruitment agencies.

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About Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH

Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH, a successful, aspiring pharmaceutical development company and spin-off of the Hannover Medical School, focuses on the development of a novel class of noncoding RNA (ncRNA) therapeutics to revolutionize the treatment of patients with myocardial infarction and chronic heart failure. Its core innovation is a ncRNA-inhibitor controlling cardiac growth, autophagy and...

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