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Graduate/Entry Level Patent Attorney - I.T./Electronics/Telcos

Our client are offering a rare entry level position into the Patent Attorney profession.  The work load will have an I.T., electronics and telecommunications focus so you will have an academic background in a relevant discipline.  This means specifically a degree in electronics, electrical engineering, physics, computer science or a subject that is closely related to these.  If your academic background does not fit this strict criterion then you will not have the sufficient technical know-how for the role.

Training to become a patent attorney takes three to five years to fully qualify and we would recommend you research the profession before making an application.  The firm works with a wide array of international companies on cutting edge technology and will provide superb support for training.  You will gain extensive early experience, particularly drafting and prosecution, but also the more commercial aspects of being a Patent Attorney.  No prior legal knowledge is required, the career essentially builds on your love for technology and physical science and develops your skills in advocacy.

The position is based in Yorkshire with no prospect of being relocated elsewhere in the UK at a later date.  Therefore applicants should have a genuine interest in building a career in the Yorkshire region.

Salary: £25-28,000
Location: Yorkshire
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Korean Speaking Patent Attorney, Electronics

A leading UK private practice with key South Korean clients and potential business development opportunities is recruiting two Korean speakers to boost its operation.  Candidates could be currently based in the UK or Europe, or be in South Korea and interested in relocation to the UK.  Some IP experience would be preferable and a background in electronics or a related area is essential. If necessary, the firm will be open to sponsoring candidates for an employment visa to work in the UK. The expectation is that whilst you will be helping the firm build further ties within South Korea as well as working with existing clients, you will also train to become a UK and European qualified patent attorney. The firm’s training programme is superb with an excellent infrastructure, extensive support and fantastic examination success rate.  For the longer term, the firm are highly meritocratic and you would be expected to progress in line with any other attorney at your level with long term progression towards Partnership.

The firm has a few offices across the UK so are happy to discuss a variety of potential locations.

Salary: £40-£80,000
Location: UK - Various
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Patent Attorney, Telecoms & Electronics, Qualified or Finalist

Patent Attorney, Telecoms & Electronics, Qualified or Finalist, London

As a pan-European firm Hoffmann Eitle can offer a really unique array of experiences to patent attorneys joining their team. Given the close working relationship with other offices situated across Europe, the workload will be highly diverse across a wide range of technologies. This role reports to David Sproston who is keen to ensure that attorneys who work with him are given access to a variety of experiences and, in addition to prosecution and drafting work, you will be encouraged to build first-hand knowledge of oppositions and broader litigation work as well as having control over building your own portfolio, with considerable support from the team. David’s practice covers telecoms, electronics, IT, computing, software and business methods, and his clients range from private inventors and SMEs to large multinationals. David listens to his team so your voice will be heard and you will be able to influence how your career develops.

Hoffmann Eitle’s London office has a very open and friendly culture with input encouraged from all levels of the infrastructure. Partners are keen to hear new ideas and encourage your involvement in areas that will push your abilities in order to further your career. Promotions to the partnership are entirely based on merit and it is expected that Hoffmann Eitle will be making a number of new partner appointments in years to come. As a growing office, the firm hopes to invest heavily in its development over the coming years, meaning your profile and level of responsibility will rise accordingly.

Ideal candidates will be patent attorneys with a background in telecoms, electronics, physics, or similar disciplines who are recently qualified or at finalist level. You will enjoy travel and be keen to work overseas for a short period (although your permanent base will be in London).

Salary: Excellent
Location: London
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In-House Patent Attorney, Biotechnology

In-House Patent Attorney, Biotechnology, London

Silence Therapeutics is poised at an exciting time in its growth, and is expanding its IP portfolio.  As Silence intensifies its efforts in the field of RNAi Therapeutics, and is the only European listed organisation in the field, there is need for additional resource within its IP function.

Silence Therapeutics are able to offer a patent attorney opportunity that is highly varied and will require European travel.  You will work very closely with R&D departments and enjoy a collaborative environment where you will develop IP strategies in conjunction with scientific staff.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Patent drafting and FTO work
  • UK and European prosecution
  • Preparing responses to reports from patent examiners
  • Discussing inventions and processes with scientific staff to ascertain patent application viability
  • Researching scientific and/or technical documents, including previously granted patents, to assess whether an invention is new and innovative
  • Advising on potential IP infringements
  • Working with solicitors and barristers to defend or enforce UK patents
  • Supporting litigation in proceedings at the EPO or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)
  • Patent valuation

Candidate profile:

Candidates should be either qualified UK and European patent attorneys, or near qualified (finalist) with the expectation of qualification within the next year to eighteen months.  Attorneys should have an academic and technical background in biotechnology.

About Silence Therapeutics

Silence Therapeutics develops a new generation of medicines by harnessing the body’s natural mechanism of RNA interference, or RNAi, within its cells. Their proprietary technology can selectively inhibit any gene in the genome, specifically silencing the production of disease causing proteins. Using their enabling delivery systems, they have achieved an additional level of specificity by delivering therapeutic RNA molecules exclusively to target cells. Silence’s proprietary RNA chemistries and delivery systems are designed to improve the stability of their molecules and enhance effective delivery to target cells, providing a powerful modular technology well suited to tackle life threatening diseases.

The company is located in London and Berlin with a total of around 55 employees. The majority of the scientific operation and employee base is located in Berlin with corporate headquarters in London.

Salary: Highly Competitive
Location: London
 
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