Discipline: Engineering/Maths/Physics with strong computing component

Technologies: Ability to work in complex mathematical fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning models, mathematical modelling, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics, statistical analysis, cryptography, quantum computing, post-quantum techniques.

Preferred minimum level of qualification: 1st Class Degree – Batchelors/Masters/Doctorate

EIP tech group: EIP Digital

About EIP

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. 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 EIP Digital

EIP Digital encompasses a broad technology spectrum including computer hardware, software and machine learning/AI, electronics, wireless and telecommunications, applied physics and optics.  Strength in these fields has been at the core of EIP and our continued success since we were founded in 2000.

Renowned for its experience in patent drafting and strategic patent prosecution, and a go-to practice for litigation in high-tech patent cases, EIP’s Digital team has been engaged in many of the highest profile patent litigation cases in the UK and Germany, and oppositions at the EPO, in recent years.

EIP Digital team members are appointed to many high-value matters which require extraordinary levels of expertise, including licensing, technology standards, pre-litigation analysis, and litigation itself, with high rates of success. Many of these members operate at the intersection of various cutting areas such as electronics and health-tech, AI and drug discovery.

About the vacancy

We are looking for patent attorneys from all levels who are capable of handling maths-heavy technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cryptography, and similar high-tech digital technologies. Successful candidates will have a background in mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering. Although qualification to PhD level is preferred, we will consider any candidate with a strong first or further degree who demonstrates the required skill and knowledge to handle these technologies.

Experience, skills & 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:

  • Excellent academics
  • 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

Other information

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:

  • Bonus scheme
  • 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.

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  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Physics, Technology
  • Experience Level: Associate
  • Job Reference: req57
  • Location: London, Cardiff, Leeds and Bath
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Date Posted: 31 Jan 2024
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