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Salaried Partner

Looking to grow its existing Partnership this Yorkshire based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys wishes to hire Senior Associate or Salaried Partner level attorneys to join its practice as a Salaried Partner. The firm would then expect the candidate to progress to join the equity Partnership on an accelerated time frame.

Candidates will be able to fit into the ICT/Electronics/Telecommunications team so will have an appropriate technical background. There is a considerable existing workload and clients include global corporations, SMEs and renowned academic institutions. In particular, the firm works with world leaders in self-service terminal and touch sensitive display technologies and is highly active in the financial technology and telehealth sectors. Given the range and mix of existing clients the role is both commercial in respect to providing strategic IP advice as well as procedural in terms of original drafting and prosecution.

The firm would be very happy for an attorney joining them to both support the existing client portfolio as well as exploring new avenues of interest to them. There will be opportunities to be involved in firm management, business development and training as well as funded overseas trips. There is considerable career scope with this role, the firm expects that suitable candidates will progress quickly.

This is a very exciting role, currently pretty rare in the profession in that firms are generally less forthcoming about the time it may take to progress or the steps one needs to take to get there. The role will be very competitively remunerated - the firm wants to attract the best people so will endeavour to meet reasonable demands.

 

Salary: Highly Competitive
Location: Yorkshire
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In-house Opportunity, Qualified Patent Attorney

We’re excited to be working on a unique opportunity for a qualified patent attorney to join a global business as their Group IP Manager. You will lead the Intellectual Property team, managing and advising on all IP related matters for the company, and will work on a truly international scale – with regular travel to countries including Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Portugal, Brazil, China and the US.

This is an extremely strategic and commercial role, where you will be responsible for the protection of the IP originating from the UK arm of the business, as well as being expected to liaise closely with the company’s overseas head office in respect to all regional filing and prosecution and the provision of FTO advice for new product and market development. 

Demonstrable man management skills will be required in order to effectively coordinate the external network of patent and trade mark attorneys, in addition to leading the internal IP team and support staff. There will also be regular internal communication with relevant departments, such as R&D, business development and marketing, to ensure that they have a full understanding of all IP related expectations and requirements, and their impact on the overall operation and profitability of the company. 

Ideal candidates will be confident working autonomously in a pressured environment and will be comfortable giving pragmatic advice in relation to complex and highly litigious issues. You will be a qualified UK or European patent attorney with a minimum of 3 years’ PQE, although those with less PQE but significant experience working in a large multi-national and those qualified in another jurisdiction, will also be considered. It is hoped you will have a strong understanding of software/mechanical IP; however those working in a different technical specialism with some knowledge of these areas are welcome to apply.

Salary: £65-£85,000 + bonus
Location: South
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Trainee Patent Attorney, Electronics/Engineering

  • Begin your career in the best possible way with access to an ever changing mix of technologies and an interesting client base, ranging from sole entities and academia, to SMEs and world renowned multinational conglomerates
  • Benefit from a tailor made training scheme and the freedom to drive the direction of your own studies
  • Be an invaluable advisor to your clients, helping identify and shape their IP and construct complex arguments to ensure their portfolio’s ongoing protection
  • Become involved in drafting and prosecution in the UK and Europe, as well as liaising with foreign attorneys on high value cases from around the world
  • Balance your work and personal life perfectly
  • Belong to an approachable and friendly team with support and feedback offered from all levels

Miller Sturt Kenyon can give you the best of both worlds, offering a close knit and collaborative working environment coupled with the opportunity to work with a leading international client base. They take pride in the level of independence they offer their attorneys, with regular client contact and the chance to build business and represent the firm at networking events.  

Ideal candidates will have an electronics or engineering background and have around a year’s experience in the profession, although those with 6 months’ experience plus and those who have recently qualified will also be considered.

Click here to find out more about life at MSK. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: London
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Chemistry Patent Attorney - Qualified

Work for a leading London based firm and build on your experience across a range of technical areas such as pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, medical devices, refrigerants and polymer chemistry. As well as working with a good number of large international companies, your client base will also include small to medium enterprises particularly in pharmaceuticals developing IP business strategy.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified patent attorney, in all likelihood at associate level so with perhaps zero to three years’ post qualified experience.  You will be given a great deal of responsibility and the opportunity to develop your career in a way that suits your interests; there is enough range and depth of work to accommodate a wide range of pursuits.  The role will encompass the full range of patent activities including drafting, filing and prosecution, oppositions and appeals before the EPO and contentious advice work.  You will also be encouraged to develop your client skills through business development initiatives and attendance at networking events as well as delivering seminars and joining working groups.

The firm themselves are commercially aware, very well led and offer significant opportunities for career growth.  Culturally they offer a collegiate inclusive atmosphere that takes opinion from all irrespective of job title. They are in exciting phase of their development with significant plans for the future.

Salary: Market Leading
Location: London
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Newly Qualified Patent Attorney, Electronics/Engineering

Join a firm with a world leading reputation and take a truly international approach to your work. In light of their continued growth, this tier one firm are now looking to welcome a qualified patent attorney into their successful Birmingham team.

Due to an uplift in work they require individuals to work across the electronics and engineering disciplines, and can offer a portfolio that is both stimulating and impressively diverse. You will have the opportunity to cover the broad spectrum of patent duties from drafting and prosecution, through to oppositions and appeals.  You will also be responsible for the provision of sound commercial advice to clients including sole inventors, academic institutions and multinational companies.

The firm’s Partners are experienced in representing clients internationally and handling regular oppositions and appeals before the UK and European Patent Offices. You will be offered ample opportunity for overseas travel in order to meet with clients and associates, and attend industry conferences and events. Secondment to one of the firm’s other offices is also wholly achievable, be it in the UK, Europe or further afield.

The environment is challenging and ultimately rewarding. A great deal of importance is placed on connectedness between different offices, both in the UK and overseas. This allows for regular communication with colleagues and promotes collaborative working and the sharing of ideas at all levels. Due to the size of the firm there is more than enough work available to accommodate your individual expertise, giving you the opportunity to tailor your practice to suit your interests as your role develops and explore areas beyond your own technical specialism.

This is an excellent opportunity to accelerate your career within a firm with a global presence. You will play an important part in the firm’s wider management and business strategy, and will be afforded a high level of autonomy to build and manage your own client portfolio. The firm offer a clearly defined path through to Partnership, as well as a benefits and salary package falling above market average. Ideal candidates will be newly qualified with up to 2 years’ PQE, and a strong academic background in electronics, engineering or similar.

 

Salary: Competitive
Location: Birmingham
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(Very) Newly Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

One of the largest firms in Europe is hoping to welcome a newly qualified trade mark attorney into their trade mark practice in the South. The firm is consistently recognised by the Legal 500 for providing an impeccable service to their clients, and their attorneys are well known in the industry for their commitment and passion for quality and innovation.

The trade mark team works with a diverse range of clients from individuals and SMEs to blue chips and multi-national corporations, who originate from a whole host of industries including entertainment; tourism; finance; fashion and beauty; medical technology; publishing; food and beverage; and engineering. They invest heavily in their visibility, with attorneys encouraged to actively network, speak at conferences and contribute to firm/industry publications. With this in mind, the firm require their attorneys to be passionate, commercially minded and comfortable working closely with high profile clients from day one.

You will be responsible for handling all aspects of trade mark work, including the initial stages of clearance searching; the filing and registration of trade mark applications; and dealing with domain name disputes, passing off and infringement issues, as well as the continuing management and enforcement of your clients’ portfolio and advising on copyright. You will be expected to work closely with your clients, guiding them through each stage of the process and offer commercially sound and pragmatic advice to ensure they are fully protected against any eventuality.

Ideal candidates will be awaiting their results of the Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, although those with up to 1 year’s PQE will also be considered. You will need to have an impeccable academic track record, with excellent results achieved at GCSE, A Level and degree level. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: Brighton
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