IP / Patents Associate (0-3 PQE)

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
22 Sep 2016
Closes
20 Oct 2016
Ref
clsipapaas1
Job Title
Lawyer
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client, a leading city law firm, are seeking an associate to join their Patents Group, which includes over 20 fee-earners lead by seven partners (5 contentious and 2 non-contentious).

The work will be primarily contentious; though for the right candidate there may be opportunities to handle non-contentious patent matters too. The contentious work consists of High Court patent litigation and advising clients pre-action, plus potentially assisting with coordinated multi-jurisdictional disputes.  The Patents Group has acted on a number of landmark patents cases and there will be an opportunity to be closely involved in such work. 

The work will be primarily contentious; though for the right candidate there may be opportunities to handle non-contentious patent matters too. 

The role will involve advising clients pre-action, plus potentially assisting with coordinated multi-jurisdictional disputes.  Potential non-contentious work includes drafting agreements (such as licences, research and development agreements, and distribution agreements),regulatory advice, due diligence and corporate support in the context of M&A and other transactions.

The role involves client contact.