Patent Attorney

Employer
Gresham Hunt
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 29, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Contract Type
Permanent
Patent Attorney London, UK – hybrid, 2–3 days/week in office Salary: GBP80–95,000 DOE
Gresham Hunt are partnered with a specialist IP law firm who are seeking an experienced Patent Attorney for their London office.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct patentability searches and analysis to assess the novelty and inventiveness of inventions.
  • Draft patent applications in accordance with UK and European patent laws and regulations, ensuring accuracy and completeness of technical specifications and claims.
  • Prosecute patent applications before the UKIPO and the EPO, including responding to office actions, attending hearings, and advocating for the granting of patents.
  • Provide strategic advice to clients on patent portfolio management, including patent filing strategies, patent enforcement, and infringement analysis.
  • Conduct freedom–to–operate searches and provide opinions on patent validity and infringement issues.
  • Assist clients in licensing negotiations and drafting patent licensing agreements.
  • Conduct intellectual property due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and technology transactions.
  • Stay abreast of developments in patent law and practice, including changes in legislation and case law, and provide internal training and updates to colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other members of the intellectual property team, including solicitors and trademark attorneys, to provide integrated legal solutions to clients.
  • Represent clients in patent disputes, including infringement litigation and opposition proceedings before the UKIPO and the EPO, as necessary.
Qualifications:
  • 3–5 years experiences as UK or European Qualified Patent Attorney
  • Education background in a relevant technical field, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, or biotechnology.
  • Strong technical expertise and the ability to understand and analyse complex inventions across various technical disciplines.
  • Proven experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the UKIPO and/or the EPO.
  • Experience in patent litigation and/or opposition proceedings is desirable but not essential.
  • Proficiency in using patent databases and other relevant software tools.

For a confidential conversation to discuss the role in more detail, please forward your CV to: