IP/Patent Litigation Counsel - Global Pharma Company

England, Essex
Bonus and benefits
17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Nick Wilkins
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

To be considered for this position you will have a minimum of 4 years' PQE from the UK or another EU jurisdiction with a strong background in IP Litigation. Excellent working knowledge in English patent law, drafting skills plus the ability to provide clear commercial advice will be required. As a valued member of the European Litigation team you will need strong negotiation skills and should have a proven track record of managing a caseload, operating with the highest degree of integrity. Experience in multi-party disputes would be of great benefit.

Main Responsibilities

  • working with the commercial and regulatory teams to develop launch strategies
  • investigating and assessing disputes that arise in all areas of the business
  • recommending and implementing strategies for the successful resolution of disputes
  • negotiating settlements
  • instructing and managing external law firms and counsel - ensuring adherence with strict cost management principles at all times
  • preparing emails/memos of advice, drafting court documents, detailed correspondence and settlement documentation
  • managing several established dispute resolution processes and pro-actively considering measures to improve the efficient resolution and/or prevention of disputes
  • assisting with risk management/dispute prevention initiatives
  • Training the business in various aspects of the litigations team's work

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.