Patent Secretary - Professional Services

Employer
LMA Recruitment ★ A Sunday Times 100 Best Small Company
Location
Fleet Street, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Patent and Trade Mark Sector

Patent Secretary

£40,000 p.a. plus an excellent benefits package

Permanent

Central London (currently working remotely due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions)

Role Description:

Assisting with IP Office submissions and client communications
Preparing and filing EP, PCT and GB patent applications using online filing software
Preparing and filing Registered GB and Community Designs
Reporting official IP Office communications to clients
Assisting with general patent prosecution matters/formalities

Some examples of tasks that you will be responsible for include:

Recording straightforward changes at EPO and UKIPO
Letting clients know status of a case
Forwarding documents to foreign agents

Other duties:

Data management
Post and electronic filing
Diary Management and meeting planning
Email inbox management
Time recording and billing
Travel management
Event organisation and participation

Ad hoc queries:

There are always things that come up that are not on a role description - digging around for
this or that or answering questions on all sorts of things, running reports, photocopying,
making binders.

Essential Experience:

2-5 years' of patent secretarial experience

The ideal candidate will be someone who:

Communicates clearly and succinctly.
Embraces change and treats new situations as opportunities to learn and develop.
Proactively contributes to establishing a positive collaborative working environment
with good morale by building relationships with team members and clients.
Treats others with respect and dignity; acts with integrity at all times.
Demonstrates an active interest in the client and the business.
Proactively supports and carries out internal related activities, including Business
Development and HR initiatives, where appropriate.
Builds positive working relationships with all colleagues to enable the firm to achieve
results.
Takes responsibility for own development and proactively contributes to appraisal
discussions.
Is flexible to the needs of the business, including flexible working hours.

If you have the relevant skills and experience, please send your CV for immediate consideration.
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