In-house Intellectual Property Lawyer

BCL In-House
Birmingham, West Midlands
£70000 - £85000 per annum
19 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Vacancy Type
Barristers, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Experience Level
Mid Level


A global organisation, with IP at the core of the business, is looking for an IP lawyer to advise on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyright law across Europe.


As part of the global legal team, but working autonomously as the sole IP Lawyer in Europe on mainly non-contentious matters, you will be responsible for;

- Providing effective, concise, and timely advice to senior management on all IP matters, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyright law.

- Develop and implement IP strategies for key enterprises, products, and technologies.

- Active engagement and input on IP issues throughout product development processes

- Interacting with engineers and supervising outside counsel in preparing and prosecuting patent applications

- Monitoring third party patents and applications with regard to questions of infringement in order to address legal risks before products are brought to market

- Working with engineers to monitor competitor products and advising as to whether competitors infringe patents

- Reviewing and clearing IP related content for publication

The role would suit someone;

- With a UK practicing certificate and at least 5 years PQE (although we will consider candidates from other European jurisdictions)

- Adept at building relationships across organisations and comfortable in communicating effectively

- Experienced in a broad range of IP matters, either from an In-house or Private Practice background

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.

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BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.

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