• Job Type: Part Qualified 1-3 Years, Part Qualified 4-5 Years, Newly Qualified
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Life Sciences
  • Location: London
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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A unique opportunity has arisen in our Pharmaceuticals practice group.  For a qualified or part-qualified attorney who is bright, energetic and articulate, who thinks strategically and who wants to work collaboratively on important matters, this is an ideal position.  You will have the chance to work with our expanding international client base, which includes such companies as Novartis, Gilead, Vertex, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Takeda. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about IP, and who wants to expand their abilities beyond drafting and prosecution to oppositions, SPCs and litigation.

Suitable candidates will ideally have:

• An excellent academic background
• Part-qualification in the UK and EQE exams through to 3 years of post-qualification experience
• An excellent command of both written and spoken English
• An ability to analyse complex matters, and a keen eye for detail
• Experience in the filing and prosecution of EPO applications to pharmaceutical subject matter
• An understanding of EPO opposition and appeal procedure, and preferably some experience of contentious oral proceedings
• A sense of commerciality: an appreciation of how IP and regulatory data protection impact the life cycle of a pharmaceutical product
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent time management skills
• A desire and an ability to work collaboratively in order to solve a complicated legal problem
• A drive to excel as a pharmaceutical patent attorney, and an appreciation that this can only be achieved by continued learning, throughout their career

Successful candidates will benefit from:

• A supportive and sociable team-based working environment
• Exceptional training for UK and EQE qualifications and beyond
• A variety of interesting work for major international pharmaceutical companies
• A significant amount of opposition, appeal and SPC matters
• An involvement in cases that shape the law before the Technical Boards of Appeal, the Enlarged Board of Appeal, and/or the Court of Justice of the European Union
• An excellent remuneration and benefits package
• Access to a range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm
• A central London location

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