One of the largest full service law firms in the Middle East is looking to grow their successful patent practice with a senior hire based in Riyadh. Working directly with the Head of Patents you will be responsible for helping manage the patents team and assist in servicing their clients, as well as handling your own impressive portfolio of work. Duties will include the preparation of patent applications for filing in the Middle East, US, EP as well as under the PCT; prosecution both regionally and internationally, including preparation of responses to office actions; assisting in patent litigation cases, including patent infringement, invalidation and oppositions; and preparing patentability, FTO and validity opinions.
The firm is looking for a rain maker who is comfortable building business mainly in Saudi Arabia but with the opportunity of travelling further afield in order to secure new and prospective clients. You will also act in an advisory capacity, offering up strategies and future proofing for your clients, educating local Government authorities on IP regulations, and sitting on various advisory Boards for associations across the Middle East.
Ideal candidates will be qualified as a patent attorney in the UK, Europe or the US, with some regional experience in the Middle East being particularly beneficial. You will have a background in life sciences, preferably chemical engineering, and will have around 4 to 8 years’ experience working in the patent profession. Strong commercial, strategic and team management skills will be essential and demonstrable experience in business development will be looked upon favourably.
For more information or to apply for this role please contact us on +44 207 903 5019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.