A leading International, full-service law firm
Within the international Patents group which is recognised as one of the largest and best in known in Europe.
An associate is sought to join the Patents Group, and 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.
Typically, patent litigation work is in the life sciences, electronics/telecoms and mechanical/engineering.
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 majority of the associate's work will be patents-related, although the associate may from time to time also be asked to assist in commercial contract work.
A qualified solicitor, ideally with 2-4PQE, though more experienced candidates may be considered.
The following experience/skills are sought:
A scientific background is an advantage
At least 50% of the candidate's post-qualification experience should consist of patents work
Self-motivation, coupled with the ability to work closely with other team members
Strong academics and technical ability
A commercial focus and good business development skills
Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.