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IP Lawyer - Giga Project

Legal Route - Global Legal Recruitment
Saudi Arabia (SA)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details


Role Purpose


THis giga project will be a hub for innovation, where established global businesses and emerging players can research, incubate and commercialize groundbreaking technologies to accelerate human progress.  People here call themselves “dreamers and doers.” The Intellectual Property Office will be key to supporting inventors and businesses in protecting their creativity, imagination and intellectual property rights.




The Senior Manager of IP Operations is critical to ensuring that intellectual property (IP) rights are properly registered and protected. The role will develop and oversee the IP registration units - Trademarks & Designs, Patent, and Plant Variety Rights. In addition to building the unit teams, the role will be heavily involved in driving and developing operating procedures, for outsourced processes.









The Senior Manager of IP Operations will have end-to-end responsibility over executing a world-class function in the examination and registration of IP rights  with the primary missions to:


  • Oversee and ensure operations across the IP registration functions, including trademarks, designs, geographical indications, patents, plant variety rights, copyright and database rights Develop effective working practices and procedures for the division Actively collaborate with direct reports to establish unit goals, track KPIs, and enhance performance Identify and implement opportunities to enhance the client registration experience Manage the division budget, costs and registration revenues, working closely with the Finance department Coordinate with other stakeholders as fruitful to achieve IP operations goals (e.g., work-sharing arrangements and training sessions with external IP offices, arranged with support from the IP office’s Manager of Strategic Partnerships)

Transitional Activities for Establishing Function Readiness


  • Hire, manage and develop internal teams of the IP office, with the responsibility to maintain a collaborative and motivating work environment Collaborate with unit heads in the IP Operations division, and the work plan necessary for the units’ development. Ensure all IP registration units are activated on time and on/under budget, and ensure risks are identified and addressed on time Perform other appropriate duties and responsibilities as requested by the Head of the  IP office




Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Mindset


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Law degree or a technical background 13+ years of experience working in an IP operations or related role: clear vision and thorough understanding of the IP office’s registration and examination functions Global management experience at a senior level Cross-functional awareness and time- and organizational-management skills

Leadership and Mindset


  • Fully understands the vision as an Accelerator of Human Progress and is excited and motivated to help deliver this vision Purpose-driven and pioneering mindset – drives change and introduces innovative solutions Values diversity and is an inclusive leader Has excellent interpersonal skills and is highly collaborative

Fantastic tax free package on offer with all cost of living meet, schooling housing food etc etc


Who We Are 

legal-route is a global legal recruitment specialist. We recruit legal professionals into permanent, temporary, contract and interim roles and offer a comprehensive range of services for both clients and candidates.

We are committed to excellence and continually pursue a long-term strategy. This means the service we provide is both professional and robust.

We don't accept boundaries or limitations. Based out of our Dubai offices in the Middle East and with our network of associated offices in the UK, Europe and Australasia our proven expertise impacts across Private Practice, Commerce & Industry, Financial Services and not for profit sectors.​

​Our Head of Legal (Nigel Byrne)

As the Head of Legal, MENA region Nigel plays a key role in business development, strategy & consulting on key legal hires into the region and around the globe. He leads the search vertical for law firms, financial institutions and large corporations across the region. He has a successful track record of recruiting senior professionals into both private practice and in-house positions in domestic and international markets.

Nigel has a genuine insight into the needs of both candidates and clients and is able to leverage his knowledge of the inner workings of the legal industry. He has gained an excellent reputation for his commitment to identifying suitable candidates at senior level into many global law firms and legal teams.

With his ability to tie in the dynamics of human psychology and behaviour, with his network and knowledge of the legal industry, Nigel adds value to both individual professionals and organisations. He works on creating value through assessments, career advice and providing trusted market intelligence.

Nigel is married with two wonderful boys who are both the apple of his eye. In his spare time he enjoys reading and all things sport.

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