A broad chemistry role for a recently qualified patent attorney working with two of the Partners, allowing for a highly varied client portfolio. Ideally, you will have experience working with clients in the area of pharmaceuticals (and as a bonus, more specifically with small molecule drugs). Some exposure to biotechnology is a nice to have but is certainly not a requirement. The firm has a great reputation for complex high value prosecution work, as well as dealing with contentious matters, in particular EPO oppositions. They have a superb bonus scheme and offer a career trajectory plan that allows for very clear development goals.
The IT&E team of this firm is highly successful and has continued to grow, both in terms of fee earners and client base, solidly over recent years. They are also leaders in patent litigation and are experts in IP protection across the UK, Europe, and the US. You will have the opportunity to work with clients local to your office, as well as collaborating with cross departmental teams, allowing you access to a truly varied and impressive range of technologies and client base.
We know it’s not all about the money but it’s probably worth mentioning that this firm can offer an above average salary (as well as fantastic clients, accelerated career progression and a lower cost of living than the Capital). There’s the opportunity to go on secondment and work even closer with your clients, gaining a deeper understanding of each stage of the IP lifecycle. You’ll have the freedom to manage your own budget and use it to grow your practice in any way you see fit, assuming you can present a valid business case.
A fantastic firm that’s being increasingly recognised for doing things differently is growing their Life Sciences team to help service a major client, as well as to lend support to the rest of their impressive portfolio. The offices offer the opportunity for both open plan and private working – whatever the task in hand requires, as well as state of the art facilities to help support your work and enjoy a break in style when needed. You’ll have the chance to work with the full client base, including individual inventors, SMEs, universities, start-ups and spin-outs, UK based companies, international corporations, and overseas law firms.