Enjoy an extremely broad client base and handle innovative technologies originating from a range of fields, including mechanical, electronics and medical devices. The firm adopts a modern approach and has witnessed steady growth over recent years, and is looking to bring on an additional attorney as a result of this ongoing success.
Clients range from local inventors and entrepreneurs to SMEs and multinationals, with direct client work in the UK, Europe and further afield. You will have access to a much more varied work portfolio than is normally expected, with endless drafting and prosecution supplemented with more commercial and management focused responsibilities.
The team is smaller than your typical large private practice, allowing for a family friendly work environment and the opportunity for you to collaborate and learn from attorneys at all levels.
A small yet strategically minded practice in the Midlands requires a recently qualified attorney to help manage their current work load, as well as adding to their portfolio with additional clients across the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. The practice handles a diverse range of technologies, including new chemical entities; formulations; polymorphs; drug delivery devices; and new medical uses, and works with small local start-ups, SMEs and large pharmaceuticals both in the UK and in Europe.
You will be responsible for the full lifecycle of your clients' IP from initial IP capture and invention harvesting, drafting and prosecution, through to all ongoing portfolio management and handling any contentious matters that may occur. The firm is known for their commerical edge, and so you will also be required to provide pragmatic advice that exploits the true value of your clients' IP and identify areas which can be further developed and protected over time.
The close knit nature of the team will ensure you have ongoing and individually tailored support and training, and the career prospects and earning potential is excellent.
A leading British institution is growing their legal team with the appointment of a qualified design attorney. The role would suit a patent attorney, trade mark attorney or IP solicitor; and will primarily involve providing day-to day strategic and operational support for all design rights within the company.
The IP team handles all aspects of IP, including the filing, prosecution and enforcement of patent, trade mark and design rights; and works closely with all other internal departments including the RDD teams to ensure that they are fully up to date on the latest IP developments and their implications.
You will be responsible for maintaining a detailed and current knowledge of the local laws in key territories in relation to both the registration and enforcement of designs; devising and implementing filing strategies appropriate for each core area of the business; handling the prosecution for all design applications; and managing more contentious matters such as conflicts that may occur across the world.
Close contact with the in-house patent attorneys is crucial in tailoring, managing and supervising the design protection and filing regime for each of the individual core projects of the business.
Ideal candidates are hoped to be a qualified IP professional (either a patent attorney, trade mark attorney or IP solicitor), with at least two years’ PQE and substantial experience in handling more contentious IP matters.
Step up to a Partner role or move across at a similar level from a competing firm. A client following is not required but a love of training, mentoring and business development is essential. The department itself is highly regarded and has a fantastic range of clients across a wide range of sectors which would suit all tastes.
Ideal candidates will be interested in particular in staff development, helping the firm ensure that their people fulfil their potential. Naturally there will be considerable autonomy, and progression towards the top of equity over time.
Partner roles of this nature arise all too rarely and we appreciate that moving firms as a Partner can be particularly daunting. Both us and our client are keen to make a potential transition as smooth as possible, and would be happy to arrange informal early meeting so you can ensure that this is the right opportunity for you.