Patent Secretary

Market Related
11 Jun 2024
09 Jul 2024
Antony Setford
Job Title
Legal Secretary
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Patent Secretary looking for an exciting opportunity to advance your career with a prestigious IP firm? A leading Intellectual Property (IP) firm based in the heart of London, is seeking a highly organised and detail-oriented Patent Secretary to join its dynamic team.  

Our client is renowned for providing exceptional IP services, including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and advisory services. With a rich history of innovation and a commitment to excellence, it has built a reputation as a trusted partner for clients ranging from start-ups to global enterprises. Its modern, collaborative office environment fosters professional growth and encourages teamwork. 

Role Overview: as a Patent Secretary, you will play a critical role in supporting the firm's attorneys and agents by managing administrative and secretarial tasks related to Patent Prosecution. Your responsibilities will include preparing and filing patent applications, maintaining client records, coordinating communications, and ensuring compliance with relevant deadlines and regulations. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare and file Patent applications and other related documents with the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and other international patent offices
  • Manage and maintain accurate client and case records using the firm’s document management system
  • Coordinate and track deadlines, ensuring timely submissions and responses
  • Communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, and international associates regarding case status and requirements
  • Handle general administrative duties, including scheduling meetings, managing correspondence, and preparing reports

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Previous experience as a Patent Secretary or in a similar role within an IP or legal environment
  • Strong understanding of Patent Prosecution processes and familiarity with UKIPO and international patent office procedures 
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and experience with IP management software
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines

What’s on Offer: 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment
  • The chance to work with a leading IP firm with a strong reputation in the industry

If you are interested in this Patent Secretary role, please apply online with your updated CV via the link or contact Antony Setford at G2 Legal for immediate consideration today!

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