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Are you interested in joining one of the UK’s largest specialist intellectual property firms? Check out our current vacancies below to see if there’s something that matches your skills and ambitions and click ‘apply’ – we’d love to hear from you.

6 open positions
  • NEW - Patent Administrator Birmingham/Hybrid Working See details
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    Job description

    We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Patent Administrator on a full-time basis to work within the administration team.

    The role will be based in either one of offices: Birmingham or Southampton, with the option to work part of the week from home, subject to training requirements.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a high level of pro- active paralegal support  to the fee earners ensuring cases are in order at all times, are actioned appropriately and on time. Responsibilities will include allocating correspondence, preparation and filing of patent and design applications, processing formality requirements and updating due dates, and producing standard and non-standard correspondence.

    We are seeking an experienced IP administrator, with a comprehensive understanding of the end to end IP process including filing, publication, grant and deadlines together with familiarity of filing and managing correspondence through the UK and EUIPO websites.

    Ideally candidates will be of degree calibre and already hold the CIPA Patent Administrator qualification or are prepared to study for it.

    Candidates should have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines; methodical with a very good attention to detail and able to demonstrate good communication skills with the ability to create internal and external correspondence and confident when dealing directly with clients, fee earners, other legal firms etc.

    An enthusiastic, flexible and positive approach is key as is showing initiative in planning and thinking ahead without prompting. You should work well as part of a team and show willingness in cross team working as required but have the confidence and knowledge to be able to work independently as required.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

    Barker Brettell is not a licenced sponsor and we are therefore unable to offer employer sponsorship to any candidates. Proof of right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role.

  • NEW - Trade Mark Administrator Birmingham/Hybrid Working See details
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    Job description

    We are currently looking to recruit a Trade Mark Administrator, on a permanent basis.

    The successful candidates will be responsible for the proactive process management of a portfolio of trade mark cases, providing a high level of paralegal support to the allocated fee earner ensuring adherence to all deadlines and actively supporting the fee earner in ensuring cases are in order at all times.

    In order to contribute immediately to the team’s activity, we are looking for an experienced paralegal, or relevant experience within intellectual property. Additionally, possession of the CITMA Trade Mark Administrator qualification or currently studying for it would be a distinct advantage.

    You should have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; be methodical with a very good attention to detail and be able to demonstrate good communication skills with the ability to create your own internal and external correspondence and confident when dealing directly with clients, fee earners, other legal firms etc.

    You must have an enthusiastic and flexible approach and show initiative in planning and thinking ahead for yourself.

    You should work well as part of a team but have the confidence and knowledge to be able to work independently as required.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

    Barker Brettell is not a licenced sponsor and we are therefore unable to offer employer sponsorship to any candidates. Proof of right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role.

  • NEW - Trainee Patent Attorney High Tech - Physics/Electronics/Computer Science & Software Birmingham/Hybrid Working See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking a trainee patent attorney, to work with our Birmingham team.  The role is based in our Birmingham office but with the option to work part of the week from home, subject to training requirements.

    We are looking for candidates with a physics, electronics, software and/or computer science degree to join the existing team. Candidates with a combined degree of mechanical/electronic engineering and software may also be considered.

    Graduates should have a minimum 2:1 degree and should be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills. An interest in law as well as a knowledge of French or German would be advantageous, although not essential.

    For all our trainee positions, a structured training programme is provided and each trainee will work directly with a qualified attorney as well as having exposure to other attorneys and support staff in order to gain a full experience of the profession.

    Trainees are given a training budget as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes bonus, contributory pension, life insurance, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

    Barker Brettell is not a licenced sponsor and we are therefore unable to offer employer sponsorship to any candidates. Proof of right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role.

  • NEW - Biotech Part/Recently Qualified Patent Attorney Birmingham/Hybrid Working See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking a biotech part qualified  patent attorney to work with our Birmingham based attorney team.

    We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

    Successful candidates will work closely with the lead partner in the group and will work pro-actively to contribute towards the development of the group and of the business – an enthusiastic, dynamic and outgoing approach to work is therefore essential. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently and to work directly with clients and universities. There is a good body of existing work and in addition to this the successful candidate will have the brief to grow their own portfolio of clients with a view to becoming independently busy over time. An interest in marketing and business development activity would therefore be a distinct advantage.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, car parking and/or travel loan. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

    Barker Brettell is not a licenced sponsor and we are therefore unable to offer employer sponsorship to any candidates. Proof of right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role.

  • NEW - Qualified/Part Qualified Patent Attorney - High Tech/Engineering/Software Birmingham/Hybrid Working See details
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    Job description

    We are seeking a qualified/part qualified patent attorney with high tech, engineering or software background to work with our Birmingham based attorney team.

    Successful candidates will work closely with the lead partner in the group and will work pro-actively to contribute towards the development of the group and of the business – an enthusiastic, dynamic and outgoing approach to work is therefore essential. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently and to work directly with small, medium and large industrial clients and universities in the UK and overseas, as well as universities and overseas firms of Attorneys. There is a good body of existing work and in addition to this the successful candidates will have the brief to grow their own portfolio of clients with a view to becoming independently busy over time.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, car parking and/or travel loan. We operate a hybrid working arrangement so that you can work from both the office and your home. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

    Barker Brettell is not a licenced sponsor, and we are therefore unable to offer employer sponsorship to any candidates. Proof of right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role.

  • NEW - Dual Qualified Patent Attorney/Associate - High Tech Birmingham/Hybrid Working See details
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    Job description

    We are seeking a dual qualified patent attorney up to associate level with high tech, computing and software experience to work with our Birmingham based attorney team.

    Successful candidates will work closely with the lead partner in the group and will work pro-actively to contribute towards the development of the group and of the business – an enthusiastic, dynamic and outgoing approach to work is therefore essential. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently and to work directly with small, medium and large industrial clients and universities in the UK and overseas, as well as overseas firms of Attorneys. There is a good body of existing work and in addition to this the successful candidates will have the brief to grow their own portfolio of cases and clients with a view to becoming independently busy over time.

    We are keen to talk to candidates who additionally have an interest in and the ability to develop the marketing and business development aspect of their role.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including bonus, contributory pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, car parking and/or travel loan. We operate a hybrid working arrangement so that you can work from both the office and your home. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact our HR Department at: recruitment@barkerbrettell.co.uk.

    Barker Brettell is not a licenced sponsor and we are therefore unable to offer employer sponsorship to any candidates. Proof of right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role.

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We always aim to recruit capable, intelligent and enthusiastic team players who, by working effectively together, can provide exemplary client service – and at the same time, create a great place to grow. We recognise and reward effort and hard work because we know that retaining good people is essential to our present – and our future.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.