Patent Counsel (Remote working)

Job details

Reference 150221PCL
Job Type Permanent
Location United Kingdom
Salary 0
Date Posted 15/02/2021

Job description


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This company is a pioneer in clean energy technology and fuel cell engineering. They aim to bring cleaner and cheaper energy to businesses, homes and vehicles. They require a patent attorney with a background in physics or engineering to assist the Head Patent Counsel with all aspects of the IP function. This is a permanent full-time position that would normally be based at their offices in West Sussex, but is currently remote working. Post-pandemic there would need to be a working arrangement whereby the candidate would be expected to be present in their West Sussex office.

Purpose of the Job:

The Patent Counsel will report to the Head Patent Counsel and assist with all aspects of the IP Function, working in the R&D/pilot plant facility directly alongside their brilliant inventors and engineers. The role will be varied and stimulating, involving both internal IP generation, portfolio management, IP project management and external competitor due diligence.

The Patent Counsel will be responsible for a technical area within this company. They will support the relevant IP Champions and R&D staff providing guidance on all IP matters, including setting IP strategy, IP project management within internal and external projects, managing IP generation and capture as registered and unregistered rights including instructing external counsel, and managing IP risks and opportunities within the product lifetime.

The Patent Counsel will be part of a growing and supportive team of IP analysts, patent engineers and Legal Counsel and, if interested, can also assist the latter with contract and licensing activities. For the right individual, there will be the opportunity for advancement.

Candidate profile:

You must be a fully qualified European and/or UK Patent Attorney

You must have a Physics/Engineering Degree and/or PhD

5+ years post qualification experience

3+ years of relevant in-house IP management

Significant prosecution/drafting experience

IP licensing/contractual expertise

Expertise with subscription patent & TM databases and other sources of IP intelligence

Knowledge and experience of IP defence and litigation processes would be an advantage

Applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese or German are welcome, as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures.

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Contact Details
This vacancy was posted by Stephen Gill who can be contacted on 020 8076 8393.

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