Patents

Graham Watt & Co LLP have an opportunity for a qualified Attorney specialising in Mechanical Engineering to join our small and successful practice. Ideally the role is for a permanent and full time position.

Required Skills and expertise:

  • Be a part qualified or newly qualified E.P. and U.K. Patent Attorney;

  • Ability to translate complex IP issues into easily understandable terms and to communicate these effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to manage and prioritise own workload;

  • Excellent relationship management;

  • Ability to provide commercially focused advice;

  • Team player;

  • Strong communication skills and customer-oriented;

  • Experience in EPO prosecution would be an advantage;

  • R&D or design experience in industry would be an advantage.

Your workload will include:

  • Drafting and filing of applications for patents and designs to meet the required legal standards and to obtain an optimum degree of protection

  • Provision of solution-orientated legal advice on questions relating to patent management, infringement and validity, conflicts and disputes with third parties

  • Advising on issues relating to filing, prosecution, validity, legal opinions and management of the foreign patent and designs portfolio

  • Provision of advice on the IP content of confidentiality agreements, development agreements, licences and other contracts.

The positions will involve a varied caseload, under initial supervision.  The successful candidates will be given autonomy from an early stage and encouraged to be involved in practice development.  The practice is a small and friendly, with a supportive environment: we are looking for the right person to join our team, who can add experience and bring an enthusiastic work ethic.

This position offers a competitive salary.  Please apply with covering letter and CV to yc@grahamwatt.co.uk