28 Jun 2024

The Position

This 12 month contract role is brand new and will work closely with our team of Patent Attorneys to conduct technical analysis on innovations within the field of Electronics & Engineering. You will play a leading role to aid them in providing excellent client service of the highest quality standards.

You will be exposed to a range of cutting edge technologies, analysing technical documents and condensing these for the Attorneys in the team.

Whilst the position is initially intended as a 12 month pilot, should the role and the incumbent be successful, there is a chance the role could be made permanent beyond this date.

Main Responsibilities

The Patent Analyst plays a key role in the preparation of technical information needed for preparing and prosecuting patents for HGF’s clients.  The role works very closely with the Patent Attorneys in the group, but does not require a patent qualification, nor any patent law knowledge and full training will be provided.

Key Role Activities:

  • Reviewing the technical aspects of preparing patents for prosecution
  • Analysing technical descriptions of inventions in technologies such as software, electronics, mechanical or electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer science, semi conductors etc
  • Carrying out background checks
  • Completing prior art searches and checking for technical similarities
  • Using technical expertise to evaluate inventions
  • Collating technical drawings
  • Some amending of patent specifications
  • Summarising the technical issues of each invention for the Attorney
  • Competitor monitoring search projects

The above responsibilities are carried out using a range of digital systems, including HGF’s Tempesta case management system and external IP search databases.

About You

  • Must have a computer science or electronic engineering degree, a 2:1 or higher
  • Technically minded
  • Highly analytical
  • Enjoys reading and interpreting technical documents
  • Excellent written skills, especially the ability to concisely and accurately summarise larger amounts of technical information
  • Efficient researching skills
  • Able to multi-task effectively, often within tight timescales
  • Great attention to detail and consistently accurate
  • An inquisitive mind and a thirst for knowledge
  • A team player
  • Pleasant and personable with colleagues

About HGF:

HGF Limited is one of Europe’s largest intellectual property specialist firms and one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing over 200 Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys and IP Solicitors together to provide a full-service IP solution.

With 24 offices across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Austria, HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world.  Many of our clients are household names and the work HGF does allows them to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding.

Why move to HGF?

  • HGF takes a transparent and merit-based approach to your career development and you will have the opportunity to shape your long-term progression.
  • We’re a firm with a focus on DEI (Diversity, Equality and Inclusion), with a staff led DEI Focus Group and an DEI Board sponsor
  • As a business we have a dedicated Learning and Development team and a digital learning platform for all staff to use
  • A competitive salary and benefits package along with a flexible working policy

To Apply:

HGF is committed to promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all candidates with relevant skills for the role. As part of this recruitment process we are utilising a “blind” CV process at the initial stage of application filtering.

HGF Values

  • People – People matter. We treat people fairly, with respect and compassion. We foster a friendly, inclusive and enjoyable culture for everyone to prosper in. We invest in our people and offer appropriate coaching and training to assist with development and learning. We promote a healthy work-life balance. Progression is based on merit.
  • Excellence –  We strive to be the best. We pursue excellence in all our individual roles resulting in outstanding legal and technical advice for our clients. Our people are pragmatic, responsive and commercially minded. We do not presume but listen to understand so we can engage proactively and appropriately.
  • Teamwork – We stand together. We work with our clients to protect their interests, and with each other as a mutually supporting firm. We value, appreciate and listen to others, regardless of role, recognising each individual’s particular blend of talent, skill and experience. We are individually and jointly accountable and take responsibility for our actions and decisions.
  • Progressive – We innovate. We continually improve our services and processes through understanding, creativity, and investment. We evolve by taking opportunities and adopting new business procedures, unencumbered by historical structures or out-of-date attitudes. As a firm, we have an entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage new thinking in our people.
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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering - Other, Mechanical Engineering
  • Location: Sheffield/York/Manchester/London
  • Salary: £33,000
  • Start Date: Immediate
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