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We are looking for an enthusiastic Patent Administrator to assist with the smooth running of patent applications.

You will receive dedicated training to help you understand the IP world and in particular patents and designs along with in-depth training on your role. You will also have access to procedure guides and ‘how to’ documents for reference. An eye for detail, accuracy and excellent organisational skills are imperative in this extremely busy role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare relevant forms for filing Patent applications around the world, showing excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Prepare and file supporting documentation for filing at various Patent Offices, including using relevant online software where applicable
  • Prepare documents and correspondence for clients and overseas agents, with technically challenging content
  • Create and process complicated invoices
  • Review and action workflow correspondence received from Paralegal the same day as work is received, dealing with urgent correspondence as a priority

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Strong administration experience
  • Experience working with all aspects of Patents
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Produce work to a high level, with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team


We pride ourselves on being small and friendly enough for you to get to know everyone – but big enough to offer you great career prospects. At Appleyard Lees you wont feel like a number or just another cog in the wheel, we understand everyone is individual and offer a friendly and supportive place to work and learn.

We also offer:

  • 34 hour working week
  • Agile working
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Voucher on your birthday and Christmas
  • Annual salary review
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Social outings – summer party, Christmas party and more
  • Charity events

About Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm with over fifty patent and trade mark attorneys and litigators across offices in Halifax, Leeds, Manchester, and Cambridge.

We provide a full range of intellectual property (IP) services covering patents, trade marks, designs and copyright in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We use our technical and legal skills, and many years of experience, to identify and protect IP assets and to uncover and eliminate the risks posed by other people’s IP rights.

Who we are, and what we do – but also, how we do it – makes us distinctive.

Our clients include some of the world’s most exciting innovators, largest companies, and household names, with a number of clients obtaining Fortune 500, Fortune Global 2000, FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and Forbes Global 2000 status. Our clients operate across a diverse collection of industries, including chemicals, retail, consumer goods, electronics, software, bio and life sciences, pharmaceuticals, metals, and heavy industry, higher education, and hospitality, leisure, and tourism.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) has always been part of the core values of Appleyard Lees.  To us, diversity is not just a box-ticking exercise, it is a core part of our firm’s values . Diversity of people means diversity of ideas and perspectives, and these allow us to be more creative and flexible as a business.

We welcome the unique contribution that a diverse workforce will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.
  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Administrator
  • Location: Manchester city centre
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Date Posted: 04 Jan 2024
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