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Patent Attorney

Paris, France

Job Ref
0118
Location
Paris, France

Withers & Rogers is a European intellectual property firm with offices in the UK, Germany and most recently, France. Today we are one of the largest dedicated intellectual property firms in Europe, with over 200 staff.

Our vision: to be an independent, responsible, and globally focussed firm.

Our purpose: building trusting relationships with our clients, our people, and our profession.

Thanks to this approach, implemented in a dynamic way, Withers & Rogers has experienced remarkable organic growth in recent years.

In order to support and accelerate this growth, our French office is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic patent engineers or patent attorneys to help develop our activity in France, support our international clients and grow our business within the French innovation community.

We are looking primarily for French-qualified patent attorneys (CPI's), with a background in mechanics and/or electronics and software, who are willing to work closely with our French, UK and German teams to provide a high quality and friendly service to our clients in France and across the world.

As the firm's French office is based in Paris, being located in the Paris region would be preferable however our hybrid working policy allows us to consider other locations.

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Withers & Rogers est l’un des plus grands cabinets de conseil en propriété industrielle d’Europe, avec un effectif de plus de 220 personnes, répartis par bureaux, au Royaume-Uni, en Allemagne, et plus récemment, en France.

Notre vision : demeurer indépendant, responsable, ouvert sur le monde.

Notre force : créer des relations de confiance avec nos clients, avec nos associés et collaborateurs, et avec nos correspondants.

Grâce à cette approche, mise en œuvre de manière très dynamique, nous avons connu ces dernières années une croissance organique remarquable.

Afin de supporter et d’accélérer cette croissance, nous recherchons actuellement pour notre branche française des ingénieurs brevets ou conseils en propriété industrielle avant tout motivés et enthousiastes. Il s’agit principalement de promouvoir sans complexe notre approche, auprès des acteurs de l’innovation française, et plus généralement de participer au développement de notre activité en France, en soutien de nos clients internationaux.

Nous recherchons en priorité des CPI qualifiés (mention brevets), ayant une formation en mécanique et/ou en électronique et logiciels, et désireux de travailler en étroite collaboration avec nos équipes françaises, britanniques et allemandes, afin de fournir un service autant qualitatif que convivial à nos clients en France comme dans le monde entier.

Le bureau français du cabinet étant basé à Paris, un lieu de résidence en région parisienne serait préférable. Toutefois, en fonction de vos contraintes éventuelles, notre politique de travail hybride et flexible permettrait d’envisager d’autres lieux.

Function
Attorneys
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent

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Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

London

Job Ref
0117
Location
London

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney
London

About Us

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK, Paris and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America, and Asia.

We believe that our patent and trade mark attorneys, support, and operations staff have a breadth of expertise and a depth of specialist sector knowledge that is second to none. Our purpose is building trusting relationships and our vision is to be an independent, responsible, sustainably profitable, and globally focused firm, known for building trusting relationships.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a recently qualified Trade Mark Attorney to join the firm's Trade Mark team based in London. This is a great time to join our successful, supportive firm and develop your career.

The Role

As a Trade Mark Attorney, you will be tasked with managing a portfolio of IP on behalf of clients, providing advice on the appropriate IP protection and undertaking registration activities.

You will advise and assist with trade mark and design disputes and infringements and follow disputes through to prosecution where required.

Your role will also include:

- Dealing with trade mark oppositions, cancellations, renewals and other maintenance issues
- Reviewing portfolios for potential acquisitions
- Assisting with due diligence exercises
- Business development

About You

To join us as a Trade Mark Attorney, you will need:

- To be a fully qualified Trade Mark Attorney, ideally with at least 1-3 years post-qualification experience
- A strong degree
- Proven experience in oppositions, cancellations, invalidity actions before the UKIPO and EUIPO
- Impeccable written English and first-rate communication skills
- Thorough knowledge of Trade Mark law and practice
- An eye for detail with excellent accuracy and consistency
- A track record of building rapport with clients and developing new business

Your Rewards

- Competitive salary
- Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme
- Flexible working options
- Enhanced Parental Leave options
- Positive and welcoming work environment

We foster a supportive and inclusive culture where employees are encouraged to broaden their knowledge, challenge themselves and share their ideas.

Function
Attorneys
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent

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Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

London

Job Ref
108
Location
London
Salary
Competitive

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney
London

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the firm's Life Sciences and Chemistry team in London. We are looking for an ambitious, experienced attorney with 4+ years of post-qualification experience. The ideal candidate will be eager to make their mark and have a genuine excitement for business development. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about innovation and can demonstrate the commercial awareness needed to support and guide our clients in bringing their technology through to market.

Key Responsibilities

- Developing the relationship with our current clients and bringing in new business
- Advising clients on securing appropriate IP protection
- Drafting specifications for complex technical inventions
- Corresponding with clients, Patent Offices and overseas Attorneys
- Researching prior art and working directly with clients to develop creative and persuasive arguments against patent office objections
- Thoroughly analysing and editing existing patent specifications to overcome objections to patent applications
- Attacking and defending patents in EPO opposition proceedings
- Attending hearings at the European Patent Office
- Researching and advising on the status, scope and validity of third-party intellectual property rights
- Giving direction and sharing knowledge with operations staff
- Building a network of contacts, with a view to converting contacts to clients

This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, and you may be required to undertake duties outside of this list where necessary to ensure the needs of the business are met. Occasional national travel may be necessary in this role including travel to the other offices.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will need:

- 4+ years post qualification experience
- A track record of building rapport with clients and developing new business
- A strong academic or industry record in biochemistry or biotechnology
- Plenty of experience in drafting claims and responses to office actions for prosecution
- To be skilled in analysing and identifying the novel features and commercial potential of an invention
- Impeccable written English and first-rate communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and accurately
- Expertise in their subject matter, with the ability to communicate effectively about technical concepts with the research and development teams of our clients
- A track record of interacting effectively with staff and clients at all levels
- To be an enthusiastic team-player with a proactive approach
- The ability to prioritise workload, manage high volumes of work and meet deadlines

Function
Attorneys
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
9am - 5pm with an hour for lunch

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