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Patent Attorney, Telecoms & Electronics, Qualified or Finalist

Patent Attorney, Telecoms & Electronics, Qualified or Finalist, London

As a pan-European firm Hoffmann Eitle can offer a really unique array of experiences to patent attorneys joining their team. Given the close working relationship with other offices situated across Europe, the workload will be highly diverse across a wide range of technologies. This role reports to David Sproston who is keen to ensure that attorneys who work with him are given access to a variety of experiences and, in addition to prosecution and drafting work, you will be encouraged to build first-hand knowledge of oppositions and broader litigation work as well as having control over building your own portfolio, with considerable support from the team. David’s practice covers telecoms, electronics, IT, computing, software and business methods, and his clients range from private inventors and SMEs to large multinationals. David listens to his team so your voice will be heard and you will be able to influence how your career develops.

Hoffmann Eitle’s London office has a very open and friendly culture with input encouraged from all levels of the infrastructure. Partners are keen to hear new ideas and encourage your involvement in areas that will push your abilities in order to further your career. Promotions to the partnership are entirely based on merit and it is expected that Hoffmann Eitle will be making a number of new partner appointments in years to come. As a growing office, the firm hopes to invest heavily in its development over the coming years, meaning your profile and level of responsibility will rise accordingly.

Ideal candidates will be patent attorneys with a background in telecoms, electronics, physics, or similar disciplines who are recently qualified or at finalist level. You will enjoy travel and be keen to work overseas for a short period (although your permanent base will be in London).

Salary: Excellent
Location: London
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In-House Patent Attorney, Biotechnology

In-House Patent Attorney, Biotechnology, London

Silence Therapeutics is poised at an exciting time in its growth, and is expanding its IP portfolio.  As Silence intensifies its efforts in the field of RNAi Therapeutics, and is the only European listed organisation in the field, there is need for additional resource within its IP function.

Silence Therapeutics are able to offer a patent attorney opportunity that is highly varied and will require European travel.  You will work very closely with R&D departments and enjoy a collaborative environment where you will develop IP strategies in conjunction with scientific staff.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Patent drafting and FTO work
  • UK and European prosecution
  • Preparing responses to reports from patent examiners
  • Discussing inventions and processes with scientific staff to ascertain patent application viability
  • Researching scientific and/or technical documents, including previously granted patents, to assess whether an invention is new and innovative
  • Advising on potential IP infringements
  • Working with solicitors and barristers to defend or enforce UK patents
  • Supporting litigation in proceedings at the EPO or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)
  • Patent valuation

Candidate profile:

Candidates should be either qualified UK and European patent attorneys, or near qualified (finalist) with the expectation of qualification within the next year to eighteen months.  Attorneys should have an academic and technical background in biotechnology.

About Silence Therapeutics

Silence Therapeutics develops a new generation of medicines by harnessing the body’s natural mechanism of RNA interference, or RNAi, within its cells. Their proprietary technology can selectively inhibit any gene in the genome, specifically silencing the production of disease causing proteins. Using their enabling delivery systems, they have achieved an additional level of specificity by delivering therapeutic RNA molecules exclusively to target cells. Silence’s proprietary RNA chemistries and delivery systems are designed to improve the stability of their molecules and enhance effective delivery to target cells, providing a powerful modular technology well suited to tackle life threatening diseases.

The company is located in London and Berlin with a total of around 55 employees. The majority of the scientific operation and employee base is located in Berlin with corporate headquarters in London.

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

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.

The firm is commercially driven and takes a hands on approach to all matters, allowing the successful candidate 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 your own practice and add to your oppositions experience. The firm 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.

Ideal candidates will have around 2 years' experience in the profession overall, however those with a little more (up to 2 year's PQE) will also be considered. The firm will consider remote/flexible working, so if you’re not based in Brighton, don’t fancy travelling to the office every day, or prefer to work from a variety of locations – this opportunity could be one for you. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: Brighton
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Newly Qualified Patent Attorney, Physics/Electronics/Computing

Get to grips with your own fair share of work and get your hands dirty with this interesting opportunity offered by a quietly confident firm. You will become acquainted with high profile and high quality clients, and be offered significant responsibility from the off. Gain all that it is needed in your arsenal, with ample support and training on hand to ensure you fully develop into a successful patent attorney.  

Your portfolio will include direct clients based both in the UK and overseas, and will consist mainly of start-ups and SMEs – allowing you to work as closely as you like to the inventors and become an integral part of their IP plans. A lot of your work will be face-to-face, meaning solid interpersonal and communication skills are essential, and will involve you will regularly meeting with clients and suggesting key strategies and plans that will shape their future policies.

A keen commercial eye is beneficial and a thirst for business development will well and truly be welcomed. There are strong ties with local businesses in the area, meaning networking will be offered both at home and at larger events across the world.

Ideal candidates will have recently qualified, however those with 2 years’ experience in the profession overall up to 2 years’ PQE will be considered. An academic background in electronics, physics, computing, mathematics or a related discipline will be required.

The firm will consider remote/flexible working, so if you’re not based in Oxford, don’t fancy travelling to the office every day, or prefer to work from a variety of locations – this opportunity could be one for you. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: Oxford
 
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