EP Grant & Validation Formalities Assistant

Withers & Rogers
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 30, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
EP Grant & Validation Formalities Assistant Bristol 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: – Filing Unitary Patents and UPC opt–outs – Instructing foreign patent attorneys to validate the granted patent at their respective patent offices and monitoring acknowledgements – Checking and forwarding official Grant documents – Monitoring and reporting End of Opposition notices to the client – Preparing power of attorney forms and forwarding signed power of attorney forms to foreign patent attorneys – Instructing French and German patent attorneys to prepare translations of the claims meeting the Rule 71(3) EPC requirements – Filing French and German translations of the claims at the European Patent Office (EPO) and paying official grant and printing fees using EPO Online Filing software, reporting and invoicing clients – Entering charges, preparing invoices, E–Billing and uploading invoices and LEDES files to online portals – Preparing grant estimates – Reporting Decision to Grant About You To join us as an EP Grant & Validation Formalities Assistant, you ll need: – Patent administration experience is preferred, or a strong administration background – Good communication skills and able to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts – Attention to detail and pride in work product with the ability to balance and prioritise workload, remain composed and level–headed during periods of particularly busy activity, and be proactive in helping other members of the team – 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