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Newly Qualified (or Finalist) Patent Attorney, Engineering & Electronics

Newly Qualified (or Finalist) Patent Attorney, Engineering & Electronics

Due to its continued successes, Dehns is looking to grow its Engineering & Electronics team with the addition of a recently (or nearly) qualified patent attorney to help manage their increasing work load.

On a day to day basis, the responsibilities associated with the role will be both interesting and varied, as you will be working with multiple clients across a number of technical areas. The successful candidate will need to have a background in mathematics, electronics, computing, or physics and will be comfortable operating within each area. Furthermore, the position will be extremely hands on so the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a good record of direct client work. As well as a variety of oppositions and other contentious work, you will also have the chance to become actively involved in the firm’s business development both in the UK and internationally.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a firm with an impressive history and reputation, and which is partnered with some of the most progressive and innovative companies in the world. Dehns offers a refreshing approach to how the business is run, with input welcomed from all levels and the flexibility to change policy if it benefits them financially, or in favour of staff wellbeing. 

Salary: Competitive
Location: Oxford
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Part Qualified Patent Attorney, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Part Qualified Patent Attorney, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Dehns, one of Europe’s largest patent and trade mark firms, has recently seen an increase in its mechanical/aerospace engineering caseload on behalf of an established client. In response, it is looking to grow its capacity to meet the client’s requirements with the addition of a part qualified patent attorney.

Academic prowess is important to the firm; the ideal candidate will therefore have a very good degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering from a top university, as well as solid A Level grades. Strong candidates with a background in general engineering or physics will also be considered.

Dehns is commercially driven and takes a hands on approach to all matters; therefore the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to gain substantial direct client experience. The majority of your work will be in drafting and prosecution on behalf on the aforementioned high profile client, although you will also be given ample opportunity to build upon your oppositions experience. Dehns prides itself on the excellent training and guidance that it provides to its staff, which is facilitated by the friendly and supportive working environment that it also offers.

Salary: Competitive
Location: Brighton
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Qualified Patent Attorney, Electronics/Physics

As a result of their ongoing achievements, a highly reputable top tier UK law firm are offering an exciting opportunity for a patent attorney to join their successful IP group.

The role offers substantial variation as you will be working across a diverse range of technical and legal areas. Responsibilities will include, but will not be restricted to, prosecution work including drafting, filing and oppositions in the UK and Europe; litigation; and advising clients on all possible commercial and legal issues relating to their established (and future) IP portfolio. You will also regularly liaise with overseas and UK based clients and contacts, and carry out legal research should it be required.

The ideal candidate will be UK qualified, have an electronics or physics background and a firm understanding of semiconductors. You should be an effective team player with a flexible attitude to work, have demonstrable organisation and task prioritisation skills and preferably have a grasp of French or German (however this is not essential). 

Salary: Excellent
Location: London
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Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

An international law firm with established offices across the globe is in need of a qualified trade mark attorney, or solicitor with experience of trade mark prosecution, to join them in London. The firm is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world, and one of the few that has invested in a dedicated Trade Mark department offering both filing and prosecution for local and international clients.  

The role will offer the successful candidate a challenging variant of work with responsibilities including managing trade mark and registered design applications in jurisdictions such as the US, Europe, UK, Russia, Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia; advising on the protection of brands in emerging and established markets; preparing license agreements, cease and desist letters and settlement agreements; liaising and negotiating with foreign associates in the US, Russia and Japan; and further developing the firm’s portfolio through various forms of business development.

Candidates are hoped to hold around five years’ experience and be qualified in both the UK and Europe, however the unique set up of the firm will allow for solicitors with trade mark prosecution experience to also apply. 

Salary: Competitive
Location: London
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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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Partner/Partner Designate, Biotechnology

Partner/Partner Designate, Biotechnology

Elkington & Fife has had a long history of achievement since its establishment in 1927, and over the years it has embraced a development strategy that has successfully secured its position as a leading firm in the UK and internationally. Although the firm itself has been around for quite some time, their outlook is in no way old fashioned. They pride themselves on their progressive and outward facing approach, and have managed to produce an environment that is inclusive, open and enthusiastic.

The Biotechnology team, which will be led by the successful candidate, is closely aligned with the Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals Group. The Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals Group has extensive experience in contentious work, including EPO oppositions and litigation, as well as being at the leading edge of patent prosecution and SPC proceedings.

The firm hopes that the successful candidate will take an active role in developing the existing biotechnology practice to match the success of the Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals Group; so there is a real opportunity to establish oneself in a rapidly expanding team.

Ideal candidates are hoped to be client focused, career driven and forward thinking with a strong background in biotechnology (or biochemistry) work. Elkington & Fife are wholly committed to developing and expanding their biotechnology practice, and plan to invest in additional attorneys as it grows. They will also provide numerous opportunities for personal growth and development, and will encourage the successful candidate to attend and participate in external seminars/conferences.

The firm does not have a biotechnology Partner at present; therefore the potential for Partnership and to be the ‘go to’ person for biotechnology work is excellent

Salary: £Six figures
Location: London or Sevenoaks
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Patent Information Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity for a patent searcher to join the IP Information group of a leading household name in the UK.

The group is responsible for responding to search requests originating from both the Research Design and Development (RDD) and IP departments and analysing technical information relating primarily to the company’s products that are currently in development.  You will also provide regular intelligence on competitor activity, safeguarding the protection of the company’s IP portfolio and ensuring that there is no infringement of third party IP rights.

The role is a new addition to the team and has been created due to a heavy investment in the RDD department, both in terms of staff members and new product research, resulting in the amount of searches undertaken by the Information group significantly increasing.

Ideal candidates will have an academic background in an engineering or science discipline and have some experience of patent searching and working with patent information sources. You will have sound analytical abilities and be able to formulate, present and evaluate search strategies in a confident and efficient manner. 

Salary: up to £35,000
Location: South West
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Finalist up to 2 Years’ PQE, Chemistry

This is a very exciting opportunity to join a firm with serious ambitions for its London operation. This role would really suit someone looking for variety of both client work and technical mix and who enjoys some of the commercial aspects of the job. The firm offers genuine career advancement and a fulfilling time whilst achieving your goals. They are a leading name within the Intellectual Property sector and their client base will allow you to be at the forefront of some of the most innovative developments in the chemical field.  The firm's practice deals with a significant amount of oppositions and appeals work across the whole gamut of chemistry and pharmaceutical intellectual property.

Chemistry positions have been relatively scarce in the last 12 months and opportunity with the career advancement that this role presents are rare indeed.  We are happy to have an informal chat through the specifics of the position so please give us a call.

Salary: £50-£75,000
Location: London
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Qualified Trade Mark Attorney, c. £70,000

Work in an established office with an impressive portfolio of clients, ranging from sole inventors, SMEs and start-up ventures to leading household names. The new addition will support the Partners in the management of the office and assist with their client portfolio, as well as seeking out and securing new business with the support of the dedicated marketing department.

You will be responsible for managing your own practice and duties will including advising on all aspects of trade marks issues, including copyright, common law, business/domain name and design matters; filing and prosecuting oppositions, invalidity and revocation proceedings and appeals before the UKIPO and OHIM; and liaising with the support and administrative staff on recordals and billing matters.

Ideal candidates are hoped to be qualified in the UK and have experience working both independently and collaborating within a team. 

Salary: c. £70,000
Location: North
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Qualified Patent Attorney, Electronics/Engineering, £67,000+

A leading private practice has recently secured an impressive new client and is growing their electronics team with an additional qualified patent attorney as a result. There is an established portfolio for both direct clients and agency work, originating from the recently acquired client and also from the existing team.

Responsibilities will include original drafting and prosecution in the UK and Europe, as well as liaising with and instructing foreign agents on the protection of your clients’ IP in jurisdictions overseas. You will be expected to work closely with your clients in the initial identification of IP and provide ongoing strategic advice and support throughout the full IP lifecycle. Although business development is not essential in building your practice when you join (as it is already quite substantial) it is hoped that you will be comfortable in assisting in the future acquisition of new clients to expand the team’s fee earning capabilities.

Ideal candidates will be dual qualified in the UK and Europe, although those qualified in a single jurisdiction may also be considered. You will have around 1-2 years' post qualification experience and a strong academic background with a 1st class degree or a 2:1 in mechanical engineering, electronics, physics or a related discipline.

Salary: £67,000+
Location: North
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In-house Patent Attorney, Electronics or Engineering

Work for a leading British institution and be at the forefront of innovation.

There is a growing work load due to heavy investment being made in the company’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) projects and, as a result, Dyson is seeking another patent attorney to join the team 

The role will involve a significant amount of drafting work (mainly mechanical subject matter) and prosecution, competitor search and analysis and the opportunity to provide strategic IP advice that could impact the future direction of the company. You will work closely with the RDD and product development teams, advising on IP issues right from the initial product conception through to its launch to market. The work is stimulating and challenging and the environment is characterised by energy, enthusiasm and initiative.

Applicants are anticipated to be finalist level or newly qualified (UK and/or EQE). You must be comfortable communicating effectively with both IP and non IP personnel and be assertive in your decision making and recommendations.

The role is based in Dyson’s headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Salary: Excellent
Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire
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Foundation Level Trainee, Engineering/Electronics

This firm is able to offer you the security that is only afforded by a reputation built through years of impeccable service but with an approach that views the IP profession through fresh eyes.

They have been actively growing their team with additional members, as opposed to replacements, and are now in need of an experienced trainee to work within their Electronics or Engineering team (or both).

The close knit working environment will allow you to gain early experience in all patent duties, including the drafting and prosecution of European, British and PCT patent applications; representing clients at the European Patent Office; offering strategic advice and managing highly valuable IP portfolios. There will be the opportunity to travel to meet clients locally in the UK and overseas, in particular Japan and the US.

The Engineering and Electronics teams cover a wide range of technology, including display devices and touch screens, ink jet printer technology; wireless communication devices; pumps and compressors; medical devices; mobile device technology; sensing devices; music synthesisers; electrical circuit design; software; signal, data and image processing and encoding; semiconductors; solid state memories and disk drives; and printers and consumables.

Ideal candidates will have around a years’ experience in the profession and will completing/completed the Queen Mary course or similar, although those with 6 months’ experience plus will also be considered. 

Salary: £30-£35,000
Location: London
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