You will work collaboratively alongside the IP and Legal Team and will be responsible for:
Assisting with the filing and preparation of documents
Entering deadlines into IP asset management system and filing associated documents into the system
monitoring deadlines for the IP portfolio ensuring deadlines are met and the registration process runs smoothly
Typing and editing documents, reports and presentations
Managing formal matters such as the documents required on filing or grant (translations, Power of Attorneys, assignments etc), including collating documents to be signed, forwarding them for signature with clear instructions
Liaising with outside counsel, licensors and renewals providers regarding meetings, billing, etc
Liaising with translators and obtaining quotes
Checking invoices and interacting with finance department
Following up with inventors to ensure invention disclosures are fully executed
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.
Experience & knowledge
Previous experience in patents (administration/secretarial/paralegal)
Excellent IT skills, some knowledge of EPO/UKIPO/WIPO filing systems.
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
An eye for detail and precision
Independent worker with willingness to take on wide range of tasks
Good sense of humour
Experience gathered in an in-house setting
Experience of the IPO
CIPA Administrator qualification
Experience with trademark administration
Experience drafting CDAs
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.