Patent Secretary

Taylor Root
England, London
£40000 - £50000 per annum
22 Mar 2024
19 Apr 2024
Lewis Wicks
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Contract Type
Full Time

Patent Secretary - Leading IP Law Firm - London

Taylor Root have partnered with a leading IP law firm in their search for an experienced Patent Secretary to join their London office. This role is being offered on a permanent basis.

The Firm

Our client is a pan European IP law firm who have a global client base. They are known for their expertise in paten law, boasting over 100 Patent Attorneys and Lawyers across offices in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the UK. They have a distinctive market position and are considered the go-to firm for IP related issues for a variety of sectors including chemistry, life sciences biotechnology and mechanical engineering.

The Role

You will be responsible for providing effective high quality secretarial, organisational and administrative support for partner's day-to-day fee earning activity within a growing department, as well as the wider operations of the London office.


  • Track patent file deadlines using firm's systems to ensure these are adhered to, processing deadlines to move on or to request cancellation when complete.
  • Prepare and handle patent application documents and forms (typing, amending documents with/without tracked changes, proof-reading to ensure accuracy of legal documents such as description, claims and abstract).
  • Assist the partner with monthly WIP/billing - preparing and producing bills, keeping accurate records of expenses, disbursements and fees for client billing.
  • Organisational task will include diary management, travel arrangements, arrange meetings, attend conferences, prioritise the Partners workload and regular organisation of correspondence.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking to speak to experienced Patent Secretaries with upwards of 6/12 months of experience. You will have a good understanding of filing cases through the EPO/EUIPO, high level of communication skills and previous patent experience from another high-performing IP or full service law firm.

Why Apply?

This is a fantastic opportunity for a experienced Patent Secretary to join a leading European law firm in the midst of several growth plans. You will work with some of the leading individuals in their respective areas and represent some of the most exciting clients and their products and inventions.

To find out more about this exciting new role and to apply for this exciting position please apply now.

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.

Please note that your personal information will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.