Spotlight

We would like to introduce to you our great international team

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This is a series, created to help you get acquainted with the IAMIP team. Coming from around the globe, our employees bring a diverse spectrum of industry skillsets to accommodate your patent management needs. Together we speak more than 10 languages and we are located in three countries.

MARIUSZ STRÓŻYK, SOFTWARE ENGINEER

 MariuszHow long have you worked at IamIP and what positions have you held?

I have been working at IamIP since April 2016. As software engineer back then I was responsible for taking over the G1 platform and making it more performant and friendly to users. Team members once started to call me "Bugzilla" as I was the fastest at locating and fixing bugs. My next goals were to design, implement and develop all kind of loaders for IP data. From that time I develop, maintain and take care of automated loading processes for all data that clients need to find, including Chinese full-texts.

What’s a typical workday like for you?

My work day is split generally between three different things. First, it is monitoring weekly processes, checking emails, statuses and being sure that everything is ok and up to date. Second, it is working with code: developing new features, fixing bugs and constantly improving the quality of code.  The last I would list normal software engineer meetings like refinements, plannings, and dailies.

What do you find rewarding about your job?

The most rewarding about my job is the conscious feeling that we are doing something important and useful to the people.  By improving work comfort in this intellectual property branch I honestly feel that we make this world a better place. Feedback from clients that some part got faster and that they can find data they need is what makes me smile and feel good. The fact that my work serves a good cause is rewarding in itself.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?

Our goal is to maintain and provide constant stability and users satisfaction so that they can use the newest technologies, helping them achieve more each day. One of the most challenging parts was to implement weekly loading process that takes data from different sources and world regions. It all has to be ready on Monday in the user-friendly form to be received as Patent Monitoring. The most challenging part was also loading 'backfiles' - data from new sources from the beginning of times. This job needs to be done as fast as possible and it is big data that we handle. Smart, parallel manipulation of data between servers and during loading and a few tricks to optimize processes were just to be found for these special processes.

What is the most interesting experience you have had while working at IamIP?

I entered the company as Zend Certified Engineer but you know technology changes rapidly and there is a need to check and use new frameworks, technologies like AI, continuously extend knowledge. Generally, I would say my work is interesting each day and I like what I do. As a senior member of Iamip team, I used to work partly as a software architect, systems analyst, system designer and finally programmer. All those steps give certain pleasure when done right.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Apart from the job I am aquarist and gardener. I love watching/making beautiful aquascapes. I also love watching young tomatoes and other vegetables growing. I have always possessed that inventor skill and for example: tried different possibilities for growing plants in the water and air. I have two smart and lovely daughters and spend most of my free time with them. They are still very young but I hope I will seed those passions in them plus additionally passion for coding.

Why should someone else apply to IamIP

If you are interested in an intellectual property, like to work with big data and meet fantastic people from around the world join IamIP.


JOANNA DABROWSKA-SLABY, MARKETING COORDINATOR

 JoannaHow long have you worked at IamIP and what positions have you held?

I have been working in IamIP for two years. I am the Marketing Coordinator, which means I take care of all marketing activities in the company. My focus is the way, how the company communicates and I am aware that we generally only have a couple of seconds to grab someone's attention, so I make sure it counts. My work consists of a variety of tasks, which allow our marketing plans to succeed.

What’s a typical workday like for you?

Each day is different, that is what makes a marketing job interesting. One day I will be focusing on keywords for SEO strategy, planning social media communication for the next month or building a landing page for our conference and the second day I will be designing the exhibition booth, preparing slides for the sales team, working on our website or planning advertising. One of the most important things is to get a big picture and be able to adapt and switch the entire focus at any point in any project.

What do you find rewarding about your job?

The opportunity to learn a lot every single day- that is what I find the most rewarding.
I also have the privilege to work with all of our employees in different fields and it makes me happy, when I can support their work and make it a little bit easier sometimes. I am also very satisfied when my marketing strategies are turned into the company`s success as I believe that good marketers don't just work for a brand, they live that brand.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging part of my job is time and logistics. Constant changes of plans, ideas, and amendments- the challenge is to keep up and succeed.

What is the most interesting experience you have had while working at IamIP?

It is quite hard to choose one, but I would say the preparation for the last year`s User Day Conference. Preparing the whole conference with the team- from the first idea, through planning marketing communication, to the landing page, invitations, marketing materials and then being a part of this event, was a very interesting experience.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to travel. It brings together everything I love- sightseeing, gaining new experiences, learning, tasting new food, relaxing and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Why should someone else apply to IamIP?

If you want to work in the international environment,  be challenged every day, gain a lot of experience and learn a lot you should join IamIP.



VIKTOR RUDOLF, CPO

 Viktor How long have you worked at IamIP and what positions have you held?

I have worked at IamIP from the very beginning so for around 6 years. Prior to IamIP, I was working for ABB as an R&D Engineer as well as an IP analyst. In my role as an IP analyst, I have been involved in the development of an in-house IP analysis software tool to support business decisions and in the execution of several landscapings and patent portfolio assessments.



What’s a typical workday like for you?

On a high level, a very typical day for me is split into three parts:
● supporting our development team in their product enhancement activities
● helping our IamIP Platform users in their work with the tool
● presenting the IamIP Platform to potential new customers as well as supporting our prospects in the testing process

But in many cases does the day evolve very different than it was planned, as important things appear on the fly that needs to be taken care of in a fast manner.

What do you find rewarding about your job?

For me it is most rewarding when I am in touch with our IamIP Platform users and can see that they experience the different value propositions that we have promised them. Seeing how the IamIP Platform and with that the months of planning, discussing and sketching specific features is a pain killer in difficult situations is very nice and rewarding.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging parts of my position as a product manager is to on the one hand manage expectations in terms of the product development as well as identifying the point of where a feature is “good enough” for its purpose. Just on a weekly basis I am receiving averagely more than 100 very good ideas and inputs from within IamIP but as well from our end users on how the IamIP Platform could be developed further, which I am very happy about. Due to limited time and resources there is then always the hard work of prioritising the input to make sure that all our IamIP Platform users benefit the most from new features. When it comes down to the final implementation of a new feature in the IamIP Platform it is then always very difficult to identify the point where an idea has been implemented in a sufficient way so that the main reason behind the request is solved.

What is the most interesting experience you have had while working at IamIP?

Apart from the work with the IamIP Platform I am supporting our clients as well with IP consultancy services. For one of our clients I have been their IP Coordinator for several years, dealing with all kinds of IP related matters: from the patent monitoring with the IamIP Platform across collecting invention disclosures, executing prior art searches and assessing patent drafts. At some point this company has been acquired by a large corporate. One important point for the acquisition was the patent portfolio of the client, where we had managed to establish a portfolio that covered apart from key inventions complementary areas as well as work around solutions. The experience to see the tangible impact of patents and how the patent portfolio could leverage the value and the market position of the company was a very interesting and satisfying experience.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to play table tennis and spend time with my friends.



Mårten Persson,Technical Sales Manager

 MårtenHow long have you worked at IamIP and what positions have you held?

I have worked at IamIP for almost 6 years. I used to be responsible for IP for a MedTech company before I took my current position as a Technical Sales Manager, specializing in supporting our sales team as well as our clients in getting the most out of our platform.

 What’s a typical workday like for you?

A typical day consists of onboarding and advising clients with regards to using our platform in the best possible way. I also spend a great deal of time together with the sales team in understanding and identifying the needs of our clients and prospects.

What do you find rewarding about your job?

I really enjoy helping our clients improve and streamline their processes to work smarter and when they realize that analyzing patent information can actually be fun and interesting.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging part of my job is working within the ever-changing IP landscape and also tight deadlines for every project.

What is the most interesting experience you have had while working at IamIP?

I really enjoyed bringing onboard a client with limited internal experience or processes regarding IP and then seeing their progress after training and implementation of our platform to how they are working today and the outcome of this work.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

My favorite thing to do is hang out with the family and to go mountain biking with friends!

Why should someone else apply to IamIP

If they want to get challenged, grow as a professional and be part of a company, where they can contribute to revolutionizing the patent industry, they should really apply to IAMIP.



Christina Nordström, Customer success manager

 ChristinaHow long have you worked at IamIP and what positions have you held?

I joined IamIP 2014 with a long and diversified experience in the field of IP. It came quite naturally that my first position in IamIP contained project leadership for development projects and IP consultancy work. Development projects in our business area often involve the end user. Before I knew it, I was deeply involved in customer issues and switched over to positions in sales, tech sales and now customer success management.

What’s a typical workday like for you?

I have never experienced a typical workday at IamIP. That’s why I go to work every day. My most important task is to support our customers to make sure that they are successful in using our software. The customers vary in company size and IP skills which makes the approach and the delivered service almost tailor-made for each customer.

What do you find rewarding about your job?

Seeing how much our customer trust me. In fact, I am a part of their business which they are sharing with me. When a customer is successful, I feel rewarded.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?

Time. I wish that I could spend more time with our customers not so well versed in IP, just to raise awareness of the importance of IP competitiveness

What is the most interesting experience you have had while working at IamIP?

I often think of a collaboration with a customer who, at first, was reluctant to take any part of handling patent information as a source of competitor watch. After onboarding and training, this customer became one of the most frequent users of our software.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to spend most of my spare time on cultural things; like go to the theatre, art galleries and music events together with family and friends.

Why should someone else apply to IamIP

If you want to be challenged with new knowledge every day and if you are willing to share your knowledge with the rest of the team, you should join IamIP.


If you are interested please visit our career web page or send an email to jobs@iamip.com.