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Director Licensing

Patent Operations
TECH Nokia Technologies
2100000HFU Requisition #

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.


The team you'll be part of

Nokia Technologies is licensing Nokia intellectual property, including patents, technologies, and the Nokia brand, building on Nokia’s continued innovation and decades of R&D leadership in technologies deployed in virtually all connected devices used today. Come join us and make an impact!

 Nokia Technologies Licensing team is divided into Sales and Commercial Management teams. The Licensing Sales team leads patent licensing negotiations and has an oversight of Technology licensing sales, while the Licensing Commercial Management team coordinates all patent licensing programs and ensure consistency of valuation and position on licensing related legal and regulatory topics.


What you will learn and contribute to

The Licensing Team is now looking for a Licensing Director to join their team in Hong Kong. The Licensing Director is responsible for coordinating patent licensing programs, negotiating, and closing licensing agreements. Licensing Director also plays a key role in developing and managing various licensing programs to ensure business continuity and processes that are central for the licensing business to achieve its business targets.


Key tasks and responsibilities:  

  • Is a lead negotiator and closes licensing deals while taking into account strategy and business goals of the company.
  • Sets goals for key licensing compliance programs and relating customer engagement plans to deliver recurring revenue and manage team cost performance.
  • Is responsible for high quality of processes and standards in his/her own area. Is recognized as a thought leader within the organizational unit.
  • Supports organization in achieving business goals and targets. Ensures that working environment encourages innovation.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking and a broad business perspective in order to design and develop projects, processes and content relevant especially for our patent licensing business.
  • Influences business strategy to address internal or external business and customer issues.


Your skills and experience

  • Significant relevant work experience. Experience in out-licensing is a must.
  • University degree: Master of Laws.
  • Proven deal-making skills – ability to understand all sides in a negotiation while seeking effective and creative solutions
  • Good negotiation, influencing and presentation skills as well as a team player mindset
  • Familiarity with patent licenses and related legal agreements is required.
  • Proven ability to draft patent licenses and related legal agreements
  • Project management skills, and determination to see things through to completion.
  • Thinks and acts creatively in order to develop and apply new innovative approaches to complex problems.
  • Analytical skills and understanding of financial analyses
  • Able to work with high degree of independence within agreed targets.
  • Willingness to travel and to work under pressure.
  • Communication skills, excellent command of written and spoken English


What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.


Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.


Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.


Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.


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Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.