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DATE ADDED: Fri 17/01/2020

Patent Attorney (In-House) - London

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

JOB AD: As the in-house Patent Attorney, you will capture ideas, draft patent applications and prosecute them.
You'll help manage the IP portfolio (yes, not only patents, but also trade secrets, trademarks, etc.
) and make sure that money is well invested.
You'll also help manage IP risks and help monitor where innovation is heading to.
A competitive salary, potential for equity in a mature start-up with excellent exit opportunities as well as the possibility to learn and develop are on the table.
And of course, a fantastic young start-up team who believe working hard and having fun are part of the same story.
Open to all backgrounds and routes in to the profession, the role would suit those looking for something a bit different; perhaps you are pre-qualified, part or recently qualified and looking for some broader experience prior to partner track, or looking for an interesting in-house lateral transfer.
Open to those seeking flexibility in terms of working hours or location.
Responsibilities In particular, you will be responsible for: - Building and managing global patent portfolio (implementing the overall IP strategy set by the IP Steering Committee) as well as trademarks and trade secrets.
- Working with an external counsel to manage a growing patent portfolio of over 200 active patents.
- Executing patent filing strategy including liaising directly with R&D teams, project teams and collaborators to identify and capture innovation, helping prepare new patent applications, claim preparation and working with external counsel on divisional applications.
- Providing internal education and training on IP matters.
- Working with in-house and external counsel on non-patent IP including trademarks, trade secrets, designs and copyright.
- Preparing reports for Board of Directors and investors on IP strategy and progress.
- Assisting in evaluation of third-party opportunities and risks.
- Driving use and implementation of state-of-the-art IP tools and managing day to day IP activities.
In return, you'll get the freedom, responsibilty and autonomy in a role with plenty of scope for future growth.
No more billable hours! Rather, the chance to drive the high-level IP strategy and work closely with technical teams on exciting AI & computing advances, with the support and supervision from leading experienced attorneys.
All of this with a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to work flexibly if required.
Qualifications About you You love technology.
You get excited about talking with inventors who are working in directions where nobody else is looking.
But you also know that technology doesn't work in a vacuum, and it needs to be aligned with business and commercial drives to make sure it really is a game-changer.
You love communicating with people, working in teams, challenging and being challenged, influencing others and make sure they become the champions of the innovation you are helping to create.
You work with innovators, software engineers, business leaders, sales people, business developers, and you link them all to make sure that the technology is applicable to as many fields as possible.
You don't simply capture innovation, you help shape it.
Qualifications Recently or nearly qualified as a patent attorney (time off and financial suppo