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Vice President of Sales - Intellectual Property Services

Vice President of Sales - Intellectual Property Services 

Lead a national sales team and coordinate a marketing strategy for IP Sales Inc., a US subsidiary of Valipat.  You will be an ‘ideas’ person who has the charisma and business acumen to convince your team, clients and potential clients that the initiatives you develop are the ones that will work for the benefit of all.

Key role responsibilities include:

  • Leading a sales team of four plus an external consultant
  • Planning, directing and coordinating a sales strategy of your own design in conjunction with others
  • Growing the sales team and developing an organisational structure to manage it across the USA
  • Providing legal and personal support to your team including training, attending client meetings and developing pitch materials
  • Building knowledge of the IP market and the products you will sell (to aid with this the company offers a circa four week training program in Brussels, Belgium)
  • Account management, including handling client concerns and addressing issues within other areas of the business
  • Using CRM metrics to help manage IP Sales Inc.’s existing customer base, as well as for use in marketing communications, improving the quality and speed of implementing services, and streamlining the support operation
  • Public relations and brand management, including being an active social media user to promote the group across key channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of winning and retaining business
  • Experience in marketing and managing a company brand
  • Commercial acumen
  • Experience managing a highly talented sales team
  • A track record within professional services would be highly regarded but is not essential

For more information click here. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: Chicago IL.

Qualified Patent Attorney, Chemistry

This top tier patent and trade mark firm are growing their London based chemistry operation. Due to the current structure of the team there is now an opportunity for a dual qualified patent attorney to get on board and benefit from the clearly defined path in place for career progression.

The firm are renowned internationally for the first class advocacy and commercial support they provide their clients, as well as their strong track record when representing them at proceedings at the UK IPO and EPO. You will be joining a team environment that is supportive, collaborative and relaxed, and you will be working alongside a Partner who is recognised regularly for their excellent technical ability and first class client portfolio.

The team’s Partners have strong connections with European clients and associates, meaning your work load will contain an interesting European element. You will be responsible for a good mix of drafting and prosecution work, as well as oppositions and appeals, and you will be given the chance to provide strong commercial support to a variety of innovative clients; from SMEs to multinational corporations based in the UK and internationally. There will also be the opportunity to work across a number of exciting technical areas, including but by no means limited to petrochemicals, beauty products and household chemicals.

Candidates will need to be hands on, commercially driven and should have a strong academic background in chemistry. Ideally you will be dual qualified with around 1-2 years’ PQE, however those with a little more (or a little less) experience will also be considered.

Salary: Competitive
Location: London

Newly Qualified (or Finalist Level) Patent Attorney, Electronics/Physics/Software Engineering

This firm is well known for providing their clients with a first class advisory service and sound protection of their ideas in the form of patents, trademarks and designs. You will be working with a range of interesting SMEs, and innovative local direct clients.

Your work load will be highly varied including a good mix of oppositions and appeals across a number of technologies such as electronics, optics, mechanical configurations, software and computer related inventions. You will be able to gain significant exposure to litigation work, and will be given the chance to take the CIPA Litigation Skills Course if you haven’t already done so.

Unlike what is often afforded at this level, you will be encouraged to get involved in the marketing and business development of the practice through a variety of means, including attendance at leading industry events and networking receptions. What’s more, you will also be entrusted with the supervision of more junior members of staff, by sharing your knowledge and experience via training and offering support.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join an environment in which your level of exposure will not be defined by your experience. For the right candidate, there will be every chance to progress through to Partnership in a time frame that is much faster than is often the norm.

Ideal candidates will need a strong academic background in electronics, physics, software or a related subject area, and will preferably be recently qualified. However, candidates at finalist level will also be considered. 

Salary: Market Rate
Location: London

Experienced Intellectual Property Solicitor (5-6 Years PQE)

An internationally recognised law firm is looking to add to their Intellectual Property practice, with an experienced IP solicitor to work alongside a highly regarded Partner.

The role itself will be incredibly dynamic, and will include a great mix of contentious and non-contentious work, with a variety of established clients both locally and globally. You will be working across a number of interesting industries including media, petrochemicals, fashion, FMCG, retail, hospitality, pharma and aviation.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a market leading operation with a strong presence within the IP community. You will be responsible for providing sound advice with relation to the full IP life cycle, from brand creation through to commercialisation and inforcement.

Candidates will need to be qualified IP solicitors with both strong contentious and non-contentious experience, and c. 5-6years’ PQE. In terms of jurisdiction, it is expected that the successful applicant will be operating currently within the UK, or a jurisdiction with a similar legal framework.  

Salary: Excellent
Location: Dubai, UAE

Commercial Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineering/Physics

Commercial Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineering/Physics

Handsome IP are looking to grow their team with a part qualified patent attorney who will help nurture the commercial potential of the business.

Since its formation in 2008, the firm has experienced great success. The team pride themselves on the personable yet affordable service they offer to their clients, who confidently entrust them with the protection of their IP portfolios internationally. You will be joining a close knit team of highly experienced professionals who have considerable industry knowledge, gained by working both in private practice and in-house. You will be afforded a great deal of autonomy from day one and will be a valued contributor to the team and its subsequent achievements.

The scope within the role is broad, more than is often the case in private practice. You will need to be commercially driven and comfortable having regular hands on contact with a variety of clients both in the UK, and overseas. The firm’s clients are mostly SMEs, but large corporations and agency work will also play a part.

The technical mix on offer is stimulating including but not limited to medical devices; renewable energy; automotive components; oil and gas; mobile phone technology; construction equipment; diverse consumer products; and data processing. You will be responsible for the whole spectrum of patent work, from preparation and prosecution, through to the provision of ongoing sound commercial advice. Moreover, the role goes beyond the traditional remit of a conventional private practice role, with regular trademark and design work, together with IP strategy and infringement.

This is a unique chance to join a small yet expanding firm and to play an influential part in its future development. The role is fundamental for both the short and long term goals of the practice, and so for the successful applicant there will be a very clear and achievable plan in place for career progression. You won’t be hidden away and will spend a great deal of time working with clients directly, as well as helping to implement the firm’s business strategy. Therefore in order to succeed in the role you will need to be confident and pro-active, with a flair for networking and business development.

Ideal candidates will be part qualified with a technical background broadly within the mechanical engineering/physics areas, however qualified attorneys will also be considered. Depending on the candidate, part time working arrangements may also be possible. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: Bath

Newly Qualified Patent Attorney, Electronics

A prestigious firm at the cutting edge of the patent profession is looking to grow their London based electronics team with the addition of an ambitious newly qualified patent attorney.

The practice is open and collaborative, and the sharing of ideas across all operational levels is greatly encouraged. The firm’s attorneys are some of the most successful practitioners within the sector and have a wealth of collective experience across the entire spectrum of patent work; from strategic prosecution and due diligence, through to litigation and oppositions both in the UK and overseas. You will be working alongside a prominent and highly regarded Partner, across a stimulating mix of technical subject matter; including but not limited to robotics, bio-informatics, communications, display and optical technology, clean technology, materials and nanotechnology, and medical devices.

You will need to be a client focused and hands on attorney, who is commercially minded and able to think strategically. For those being welcomed into the firm, there is a visible path through to Partnership on offer, as well as an environment in which hard work and success will be duly rewarded.

Successful candidates will need to have a strong academic background in electronics or a related subject area and will preferably be at a newly qualified level. However, those with more experience may also be considered.

Salary: Excellent
Location: London

Part Qualified or Finalist Level Patent Attorney, Chemistry

This is an excellent opportunity to join the London office of a highly respected patent and trade mark firm. Due to its continuing successes, the firm is looking to strengthen its life sciences and chemistry group with the addition of a part qualified or finalist level patent attorney with a chemistry background. The existing chemistry practice covers a broad spectrum of subject matter, including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, oil and petrochemical technologies, catalytic processes, food chemistry, cosmetics and nanotechnology.

The successful candidate will have access to a first class support network, as they will be joining a team of industry leading specialists including ‘tier 1’ attorneys as recommended by Legal 500. The team’s Partners are also highly visible within the profession, which will allow for excellent exposure and ample networking opportunities.

You will be working with an interesting range of clients both in the UK and overseas, from large corporations to prestigious universities, innovative SMEs, and sole inventors. You will also be exposed to the whole gamut of patent work, from oppositions and litigation, through to due diligence and prosecution.

This is a unique opportunity to join a firm that is creative, forward thinking and highly respected within the profession. The varied and interesting portfolio of work on offer will allow you to challenge yourself professionally and develop your skills and expertise with the support of pioneers in the field. The working environment is open and refreshing, and hard work is rewarded with a clearly defined path to career progression, flexibility, and an excellent bonus scheme.

The role would suit candidates with anywhere from one year's experience (i.e. post QM), through to those at finalist level.

Salary: Excellent
Location: London

Qualified (or Finalist) Patent Attorney, Biotechnology

Qualified (or Finalist) Patent Attorney, Biotechnology 

Become a strategist, advisor and advocate for some of the top ten biotechnology companies around the world. You will be joining a practice with a stellar reputation and a refreshing dynamic approach. You will be responsible for shaping and implementing your clients’ IP programmes across Europe and will enjoy significant opposition and litigation cases, strategic prosecution, and high value due diligence work.

The practice operates a working environment in which influence originates at all levels, and where those who achieve will be very well rewarded. There is demonstrable career progression through to partnership and access to some of the best clients and attorneys around. This is an opportunity not to be missed for those with the ambition and drive to excel.

Applicants should have a technical background in biochemistry / biotechnology and preferably be qualified in the UK and/or Europe; ambitious candidates at finalist level will also be considered.  

Salary: Excellent
Location: London
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