IP Administrator

Withers & Rogers
United Kingdom
May 12, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
IP Administrator Bristol, Sheffield or Warwick About Us Withers & Rogers is one of Europe s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK, Paris, and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America, and Asia. We believe that our patent and trade mark attorneys, support, and operations staff have a breadth of expertise and a depth of specialist sector knowledge that is second to none. Our purpose is building trusting relationships and our vision is to be an independent, responsible, sustainably profitable, and globally focused firm, known for building trusting relationships. The Role This is a full time, permanent position based in one of our UK offices: Bristol, Sheffield or Warwick. Hybrid working options, including working from home, are available. In this role, your responsibilities will include: – Full secretarial support including all typing of documents including letters, emails, and patent specifications. – Managing own and team inboxes, processing emails and post (both hard copy and electronic), updating our case management system and acknowledging receipt, where appropriate. – Accurate and daily maintenance of computerised case management system, including following workflows and generating standard correspondence from templates, and liaising with Records and Accounts departments, as well as sister company Withers & Rogers Renewals. – Preparation of official forms for UK, European and other patent applications, and design applications where necessary, including use of online filing software, the payment of official fees and reporting accurately. – Organising and prioritising own workload and keeping a level–headed approach in a busy working environment. – Accurately following Withers & Rogers processes and procedures, and client specific processes and procedures where applicable. – Producing/maintaining documentation to capture processes developed for key clients. – Accurate preparation and processing of invoices, using e–billing systems where necessary. About You To join us as an IP Administrator, you ll need: – Demonstrable experience in patent administration. – Exceptional attention to detail and pride in accuracy. Excellent customer service and communication skills, dealing with clients in a professional manner and managing clients expectations. – Ability to balance and prioritise workload, able to multi–task and forward plan. – Working autonomously and can remain composed and level–headed during busy periods and operate with minimal direct supervision. – Good Microsoft package skills, ideally an understanding of case management systems and a track record of generating standard procedures and templates for repeat tasks. – The desire to learn and a willingness to become involved in the work. – Working individually and as a team. Your Rewards – Competitive salary. – Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme. – Flexible working options. – Enhanced Parental Leave options. – Positive and welcoming work environment. Applications will be reviewed as they are received so early applications are encouraged. We foster a supportive and inclusive culture where employees are encouraged to broaden their knowledge, challenge themselves and share their ideas. If you think you have the skills to succeed, we would love to hear from you