Title Chemistry Patent Lawyer
Salary 70-150K+
Location Cornwall – Devon
Job Information

Our SWUK law firm client has a scintillating intellectual property business with clients situated world wide. Our law firm client acts on behalf of some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Never complacent, our law firm client is continually expanding their knowledge and experience by recruiting the brightest graduates and sharing knowledge within the firm and throughout the profession.

Our law firm client has one of the largest specialist life sciences group on one site in Europe. They protect some of the most commercially valuable pharma products in the world, and many of our biotech cases form the basis of EPO case law. Our law firm client is also engaged by some of the world’s pre-eminent technology companies.

There clients’ are diverse, from large corporates through to start-ups. With long standing client relationships in the US, Asia and across Europe, they are deeply involved in managing some of the world’s leading brands and IP portfolios.

Our law firm clients collaborative ethos informs everything they do, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just one of the ways in which they encourage teamwork and a healthy work/life balance.

Our law firm client is offering an opportunity for a part-qualified or qualified patent attorney within there Chemistry practice group. The group supports some of the world’s leading chemical and consumer companies and research institutions protecting exciting and cutting edge technologies in the fields of polymer chemistry, catalysts, batteries, metallurgy, nanotechnology, cleantech, electrochemistry, petrochemicals, surfactants and food chemistry. You may also have the opportunity to work with their Engineering practice group.

Suitable candidates will ideally have:
Up to 3 years post-qualification experience.
Management of a broad spectrum of chemical work, particularly industrial process chemistry and specialty chemicals.
Experience of drafting, filing and prosecuting EPO and PCT applications.
Experience of EPO oppositions and appeal work preferable.
Excellent academic background ideally with an emphasis on organic chemistry.
An excellent command of both written and spoken English.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent time management skills.
An innate interest in the world of business as well as the IP profession.
A passion and aptitude for problem solving.
Keen eye for detail.

Successful candidates will benefit from:
Diverse chemistry work, including EPO opposition and appeal work.
A supportive and sociable team-based working environment.
Exceptional training for UK and EQE qualifications and beyond.
A wide variety of interesting work for a broad range of clients.
Excellent remuneration and benefits package.
A range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm.

​​​​​​​In accordance with our law firm client’s equal opportunities policy, our client will provide equal opportunities to any employee or job applicant, and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly because of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, or pregnancy and maternity.

Contact: Joey Polperro or Karen Wright