Discipline: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Technologies: Electronics and electrical engineering, including consumer electronics, display systems, wireless systems, signal processing, image processing, computer systems, imaging, software, application of machine learning in systems, renewable energy generation, electricity distribution.
Preferred Minimum Level of Qualification: UK and EPO qualified
EIP Tech Group: Digital
Seniority: Qualified Associate/Senior Associate
EIP 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, and now also in the Nordics through our recent expansion into Sweden. EIP has an ever-growing client base, from major multinationals through exciting mid-stage IP-rich companies, to highly innovative start-ups, across the world.
The approach to progress is highly meritocratic, with patent attorneys at all levels receiving support through a sophisticated training program. Our attorneys get exposure to clients from the day of joining. Those who join us share in the team’s stand-out visibility in the world of patents and get to celebrate our award wins.
Since 2018 EIP has been a five-time winner of European and UK Patent Contentious Firm of the Year by leading IP magazine, Managing IP while The Financial Times lists EIP as a leading European patent law firm, recently awarding EIP the highest possible ranking (gold stars across all six technology areas). Feedback received from clients and peers rates EIP as “unstuffy and its staff are very personable”, with “excellent technical and legal expertise”, and they “combine an exceptional professional ethic with impressive technical diligence”.
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 role
We are looking for a fully qualified patent attorney who is capable of handling complex technologies in the field of electronic and electrical engineering. Experience in audio and display technologies would be especially useful. The role involves direct contact with clients and inventors with strategic involvement at all stages. Original drafting is an important part of the role, experience in drafting applications for complex inventions would be be beneficial. This role will work closely with one of our Leeds-based partners and will offer senior candidates the opportunity to manage their own cases with real input on strategy and direction. Successful candidates will have a background in electronic and electrical engineering, or work experience in those areas, and will ideally be dual qualified.
Experience, skills and qualifications
You will be comfortable working in a modern, fast-paced environment where you are given a level of autonomy to do your work.
Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate the following:
- 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 deal with a variety of people at different 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
- Meticulous attention to detail, and an analytical mind
- Initiative and the ability to act independently and manage own workload
With our state-of-the-art paperless systems, we offer hybrid working, three days in the office and two from home. EIP’s employees also enjoy reduced business hours on the days when working from the office subject to there being no urgent work commitments.
EIP has a friendly, progressive and mutually supportive working environment along with a smart casual dress policy and stylish modern offices.
Rewards & benefits
We offer a competitive salary and 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
- Electric vehicle scheme
- Group personal pension plan
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave
- Holiday loyalty
- Equal opportunities
- Volunteering 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.