Intellectual Property Attorney

Recruiter
Randstad Inhouse Services
Location
Romford
Salary
£79000 - £129000 per annum
Posted
01 Oct 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


A leader in the automotive industry and looking for a progressive and commercially astute qualified Chartered UK (and/or European) Intellectual Property Attorney with a proven IP experience background (a minimum of 4 years). You must be comfortable in liaising with clients and feel confident in advising, defending and prosecuting infringement actions and negotiating intellectual property agreements. First-hand experience of working in the automotive sector within this role is a must.

Please see an overview of the role below:

General Responsibilities

  • Keep close relationship with the engineering community to provide IP support, education, guidance and advice
  • Cooperate with the global IP team to ensure adherence to the Company's IP strategy
  • Represent the Company on the IP Federation and/or other relevant professional lobby groups

Protect and enforce IP relating to technical developments originating from business

  • Encourage and enhance invention disclosure submissions from the technical community
  • Manage invention disclosure searching, evaluation, patent drafting and prosecution process both in-house and through outside counsel
  • Prepare patent infringement advice
  • Prepare enforcement analyses

IP related transactions

  • Negotiate standard agreements related to IP, including development and government funded collaboration agreements
  • Negotiate bespoke IP terms with JVs and other partners,
  • Handle Purchasing-related IP issues
  • Handle copyright and design issues

Specific focus on new IP areas

  • Support Smart Mobility activities
  • Engage with Autonomous Vehicle team
  • Ensure proper IP protection of Electrification

Required Skills and Behaviours

  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney and/or European Patent Attorney with at least 4 years IP experience including in the automotive sector
  • Educated to degree level in engineering, electronics or physical sciences
  • Preferably Experience of team management
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Good knowledge of relevant IP databases and current IT systems
  • Ability to work largely unsupervised
  • Liaise with senior management and employees at all levels
  • Ability to develop staff management skills
  • Must hold a current passport and be willing to travel

If you have the experience and skill set to match the requirements listed above, enjoy working in a collaborative and engaging culture and are driven by the challenge, then we are very interested in speaking with you; so don't delay, please apply using the links provided.

Please be advised that due to the expected high volume of applicants we may be unable to reply to everyone individually.


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