Patent Secretary

Competitive + Benefits
15 Apr 2021
13 May 2021
Antony Setford
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Practice Area
Patent / Trademark
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has opened up for an experienced Patent Secretary to join a leading IP firm based in Bristol. This role will be to provide secretarial support to the Partners, fee earner and paralegal team. You will become a key member of the firm’s support team, reporting to the Secretarial Manager. This role will include a range of different duties that will include administrative activities and assisting the patent team with work, including liaising with the patent office. You will be working in collaboration with other team members on all aspects of patent cases that the fee earners may be working on.

This is an opportunity that offers scope for the right professional to develop their career further, with a variety of courses that can be undertaken and the potential to take a more senior position.

Responsibilities include:
  • Taking dictations and completing hand written drafts
  • Invoices to clients
  • Liaising with the EPO and UKPO
  • Audiotyping
  • Reviewing any correspondence from patent offices
  • Receiving incoming emails, noting instructions and relevant deadlines and saving to electronic files
  • Booking any travel arrangements
  • Receiving and passing on telephone messages
  • Working in collaboration with other team members
You must be a team player who is hard working and able to adapt, along with:
  • 2 years' experience working within a similar role within an IP firm
  • A willingness to be flexible
  • Previous experience working with the EPO and UKPO
  • The ability to demonstrate a good understanding of intellectual property matters and a desire to develop your career in this practice area
A CIPA qualification would be advantageous but not essential.