Working closely with the IP team you will be responsible for:
New Patent filings, as well as drafting
Prosecution of a broad international portfolio
Invention harvesting – attending scientific meetings and keeping up with ongoing lab progress
Liaising with outside counsel and other service providers
Freedom to Operate (FTO) analyses
Oppositions both incoming and outgoing (via European Patent Oppositions and Appeals, and worldwide litigation)
Trade secret identification and recordal
Involvement with trademark portfolio as required
Due Diligences and supporting business transactions (e.g. in-licensing, collaborations)
We are small, fun, dynamic team, and you will be expected to work independently as well as part of the team. This job offers the opportunity to make this role your own, grow and develop your skill set and the company is committed to assuring continual career progression and fulfilment. There will also be the opportunity to work on business development and strategy.
Experience & knowledge
Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Biology background (at least 2:1 or 1st class degree)
At least pre-EQE level qualification
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
An eye for detail and precision
The ability to express complex technical ideas clearly and concisely
Good sense of humour and interest in biotechnology
KEY BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES – ALL STAFF
People with Purpose – We are innovative and creative in the way we work and deliver. We treat each other with respect and dignity and work collaboratively to learn from each other’s strengths.
Driven to Deliver – We strive to deliver our objectives, and then look for our next challenge. We recognise our achievements and celebrate our successes
Agile and Accountable - We respond to changes impacting our progress and find creative and innovative solutions to overcome obstacles. We are brave and not afraid to change our approach to achieve a positive outcome in optimum time.
Candid and Constructive - We communicate with honesty and transparency throughout the team. We value giving and receiving constructive feedback to each other and our partners.