Patent Attorney

Patent Attorney

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

Key Activities and Accountabilities: (The main day to day activities and responsibilities of the role)

  • Drafting patent applications based on invention disclosures and discussions with technical staff
  • Patent filing and prosecution in the UK, Europe and internationally using external patent attorneys as appropriate
  • Helping to maintain IP management systems for a growing portfolio of over 50 patent families
  • Assisting technical staff with IP-related questions and helping with the continuing development of IP-related knowledge and processes within the company
  • Patent searching in areas of interest and giving advice on third-party patent rights
  • Attending patent committee meetings involving the IP team and technical and commercial managers
  • Preparing IP reports for management and customers as required

Key Competencies: (skills and abilities necessary to successfully carry out the role)

  • Good understanding of the physics and the design of mechanical devices
  • Excellent patent drafting skills
  • Good knowledge of domestic and international patent law
  • Practical and commercial approach to IP
  • Ability to communicate clearly, precisely and concisely

Character Attributes: (character attributes and behaviours for success in the role)

  • A clear, logical and analytical mind
  • Organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to work well in teams and establish strong relationships within a dynamic company
    Creative, flexible and enthusiastic approach

Type and level of Education/Experience: (preferred, essential or desired educational or professional qualifications)

  • Degree or PhD in the physical sciences or engineering (degree essential, PhD preferred)
  • UK and/or European qualified patent attorney (0–3 years post-qualification experience preferred)

Performance Measurement:

Provide a highly-responsive and high-quality service in relation to the patent filing, prosecution and advice in order to play a key role in further strengthening the company’s intellectual property position and hence the commercial success.

CML Offers:

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Training by world leading experts
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (33 days a year)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Opportunities to work in China
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Shower facilities
  • Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at  [email protected] alternatively contact our Recruitment Manager Zayd Alansari on +44 (0)1223 261603 or 0750 7857 190 

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