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Job Description

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Location: London – Or elsewhere in the UK for an experienced individual would be considered, with infrequent travel to London office needed.

This leading European firm of IP professionals has an immediate vacancy for a qualified patent attorney with a background in organic chemistry/pharmaceuticals. This is your chance to work in one of the leading teams in Europe while providing professional services to clients of the firm – national and international clients across a wide range of industries and spanning many sectors.

Key Tasks:

  • Independent management of case portfolios.
  • Drafting and filing of UK, European and International patent applications.
  • Prosecution of UK, European and International patent applications.
  • Advising on and prosecuting oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office.
  • Advising clients on all issues relating to IP law.
  • Training of Junior Staff.


You must be either a qualified UK Chartered Patent Attorney and/or a qualified European Patent Attorney.

Ideally your experience will be either newly-qualified up to around 5 years of post-qualification experience.

You should have in-depth depth knowledge of and demonstrable experience with organic chemistry and pharmaceuticals (ideally PhD level).

The ability to advise clients on how to protect their works considering their individual specific needs and requirements.

A confident and assertive attitude combined with being commercially astute to build on and develop strong working relationships with both colleagues and clients.

What you will enjoy

The opportunity to have responsibility for, and contribute to, providing protection for international clients.

An environment covering a broad range of science disciplines and technologies.

The firm’s supportive and flexible approach for you to achieve further success in your career path.

The rewards and benefits you will receive to working autonomously and collaboratively with a network of talented team members to deliver excellence to our clients.

  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified 4-5 Years, Newly Qualified, Associate
  • Date Posted: 05 Nov 2021
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry
  • Job Reference: 271021PAL
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
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