To the successful candidate Tomkins can offer:

  • The chance to be part of one of Ireland’s largest patent teams
  • An attractive remuneration package
  • A generous personal self-achievable target-based bonus scheme
  • A young and fast paced work environment
  • Direct contact with big name clients active in a wide range of sectors
  • Support to develop/extend personal client base
  • In-house CPD activities
  • Full support to complete Irish, UK and European qualifications including APTMA, JDD and CEIPI training courses
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working opportunities

Job Description:

  • Drafting Patent applications, including studying and analysing scientific or technical documents, including prior art documents to understand, define and document an invention.
  • Training under a European Patent Attorney to the standard required for sitting professional qualification examinations.
  • Responding to examination reports, including analysing objections from patent examiners and prior art documents, formulating an opinion and proposing legal and technical argumentation and/or amendments to overcome objections.
  • Performing preliminary patentability searches using patent databases and providing patentability opinions.
  • Providing patent advice to inventors and business leaders.
  • Providing advice on patent litigation that may include assisting solicitors and counsel in infringement cases.
  • Preparation of applications for registration of designs.
  • Preparing freedom to operate opinions.
  • Advising clients in respect of patent licencing/assignments and preparation of applications for recordal of licences/assignments.
  • Keeping up to date with legal developments in the intellectual property field in respect of all forms of intellectual property rights.
  • Ensuring client, official and patent renewal deadlines are observed.
  • Ensuring accuracy of internal database records and deadlines.
  • Covering Chief Formalities Officer in docketing procedures on an ad hoc basis.
  • Billing on cases in a timely and accurate manner and ensuring accuracy of WIP records.
  • Providing assistance with other internal practice issues such as standard operating procedures, internal database management and training administrative staff.
  • Business Development.
  • Projects a professional manner and demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with clients and colleagues.

Experience in telecommunications required (if possible).

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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Electronics, Electrical Engineering
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Working out our Dublin office two days a week, three at home. Must be able to legally work in the Republic of Ireland,
  • Start Date: Immediate
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