EIP is award-winning and specialises in high-value and complex patent matters with offices in Europe and the US. Our multidisciplinary team combines patent attorneys, litigators and commercial IP lawyers in three of the world’s main patent markets – Germany, UK and USA. EIP has an impressive global client base from SMEs to multinational blue-chip companies and includes telecoms owners, major software developers, pharma and biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, aerospace and logistics companies.
EIP has been recognised for its expertise across legal directories and awards. For the fourth year in a row, EIP has been ranked in the FT’s list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms. In 2022, EIP won Managing IP’s ‘European Patent Contentious Firm of the Year’, and for four consecutive years before that, EIP was named as Managing IP’s ‘UK Patent Contentious Firm of the Year’.
Diversity is an intrinsic part of EIP’s business culture. We are proud to support the IP Inclusive initiative and we are a signatory to the IP Inclusive Charter. EIP actively engages in diversity efforts and is committed to developing an attitude of openness for the benefit of all those working in the IP profession.
About the commercial team
The department provides clients with a range of commercial IP and data protection advice, including:
- IP advice in respect of patents, trade secrets and confidential information, trademarks, database rights, design rights and copyrights
- Commercial contracts such distribution and agency contracts, manufacturing agreements, consultancy agreements, franchise, and services contracts
- Technology transfer, patent and know-how licensing agreements
- Trademark licences and co-existence agreements
- Outsourcing, facilities management and other contracts for the provision of IT and data services
- Research and development agreements, material transfer agreements and collaboration agreements
- IT system development and procurement agreements
- Data protection advisory work including in respect of data security breaches and responding to law enforcement data requests, drafting of privacy notices, data sharing agreements, data export agreements, and intra -group data sharing agreements
The team has extensive experience in a wide variety of relevant legal areas including intellectual property, data protection, information technology, healthcare regulation, e-commerce, outsourcing, and commercial law.
Our clients operate in a wide variety of industry sectors including information technology, mechanical and chemical engineering, healthcare, biotech and life sciences, data and cyber security, media, sports and leisure.
About the vacancy
EIP is looking for a new non-contentious commercial IP lawyer to join one of our UK offices.
The new lawyer will be advising on commercial arrangements and agreements on the exploitation and use of intellectual property rights, information technology, and ancillary issues and on issues arising in relation to data protection and rights of privacy.
Skills, experience and qualifications
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience within non-contentious tech matters and data protection experience in addition to contract and regulatory experience in life science transactions.
They will also have an interest in new technology, for example artificial intelligence. We would be open to consider litigation solicitors (including soft IP litigation) with experience in non-contentious matters.
You will be comfortable working in a modern, fast-paced environment where you are given a significant degree of autonomy to do your work.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Training gained at a recognised legal practice
- Exposure to large clients and significant commercial cases
- At least three years’ post qualification experience either at a specialist IP law firm or another large firm
- An appropriate professional attitude (personable, well prepared, flexible and enthusiastic)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to express complex ideas clearly and concisely, and the ability to structure a precise and coherent argument
- Ability to work on their own (although colleagues are available to provide advice and support), but also the ability to deal with a variety of people at all levels
- Ability to balance knowledge of intellectual property law against commercial requirements
- Ability to work under pressure, which may be the result of competing and inflexible deadlines when working for more than one client at the same time
- Excellent research and presentation skills
- Self-motivation, and the ability to manage own workload
- Meticulous attention to detail, and an analytical mind
- Initiative and the ability to act independently
Whilst not essential, having an undergraduate or higher degree in a scientific subject is likely to be a useful asset.
Full academic and professional support ensures EIP are training the Intellectual Property stars of tomorrow.
We offer flexible working, ideally three days in the office and two from home.
The firm has a friendly, progressive, and mutually supportive working environment along with a smart casual dress policy and stylish modern offices.
Benefits & rewards
Our Solicitors receive a competitive salary and enjoy several benefits:
- Discretionary bonus
- 25 days of holiday, excluding bank holidays
- Private medical health care
- Free eye tests
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Group personal pension plan
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave
EIP is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.Visit Website for More Information and to Apply