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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
  • Trainee Patent Attorneys Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently looking to recruit a number of Trainee Patent Attorneys to join our Birmingham office.

    Ideally candidates will start with us in the Summer or Autumn of 2017.

    We are looking for graduates with a minimum 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering and Electronics.  Candidates should be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills. An interest in law as well as a knowledge of French or German would be advantageous.

    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 full experience of the profession.  Trainees are given a training budget and study leave as well as a comprehensive benefits package, which includes bonus, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance and permanent health insurance.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact Head of HR, Jane Williams at: HRenquiries@barkerbrettell.co.uk

  • Patent Attorneys – Opportunities in Birmingham Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    Finals level up to several years PQE

    In Birmingham we are currently seeking patent attorneys with high tech, physics, telecoms, electronics or mechanical engineering backgrounds.

    For all roles we will consider candidates from finals level up to several years post qualified 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 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. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact Head of HR, Jane Williams at: HRenquiries@barkerbrettell.co.uk

  • Renewals Clerk Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently looking to recruit a Renewals Clerk at our Birmingham office with responsibility for effectively maintaining the renewals part of the records system, processing reminders and instructions, payment of fees and updating records.

    There is a requirement in this role to deal with large volumes of work and to operate within strict timeframes. It is imperative therefore that the jobholder can be relied upon to organise and manage their own workload on a day to day basis and immediately flag issues that may compromise the renewals process or deadlines.

    The job holder will be expected to liaise regularly with both clients and fee earners so a clear and confident communication style is required, via telephone, email and face to face, together with an appreciation of the need to provide quality and accurate information at all times.

    This is a busy team and the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate pace and enthusiasm and the ability to think on their feet and multi task without impacting the quality of their work.  Self-motivation and a sense of accountability for their own responsibilities will be key whilst also working effectively as part of a team.

    Ideally, candidates will have some previous experience of working in a renewals or records environment where strict adherence to process and the maintenance of controls are paramount. Additionally, it would be expected that they will be numerate. Knowledge of IP practices in different countries would be desirable. Whilst this is not a pre-requisite and we are happy to consider candidates from insurance/financial regulated and process-driven industries also.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact Head of HR, Jane Williams at: HRenquiries@barkerbrettell.co.uk

  • Records Assistant Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently looking to recruit a Records Assistant to join the team based in Birmingham.

    The successful applicant will be bright, enthusiastic, computer-literate and will have achieved a good standard of education including English and Maths.  Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy, excellent communication skills, a professional telephone manner and a willing, can-do attitude are also essential for this role.

    You will be expected to cover the full range of patent and trade mark records work, updating the database, loading new cases and cross-checking data, ensuring the utmost integrity of the records data and providing detailed schedules to fee earners and clients. You should have an eye for detail and enjoy identifying then resolving anomalies.

    You will also be expected to provide cover for formalities work as required, including post duties, as well as monitoring and chasing due dates.

    Ideally you will already possess a broad appreciation of either, patent or trade mark formalities and/or renewals processes, but full training will be provided where there are gaps in your knowledge.

    To apply, please forward your CV and letter of application to Head of HR, Jane Williams, HRenquiries@barkerbrettell.co.uk, explaining why you feel that you are suitable for this position.

  • Business Development and Marketing Co-ordinator Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are looking to recruit for the position of Co-ordinator within the Business Development and Marketing team. The role is to provide administrative and co-ordination support within the existing team with activity across the whole range of business development and marketing activity including bids/tenders, communications, events and general marketing.

    Typical activities include drafting/updating marketing literature (including case studies, press releases and event invites), market and internet research, updating the firm’s marketing database, coordinating marketing activities, updating on-line profiles for fee earners, organising and note taking at fee earners meetings and a key requirement of of the role will be to learn about all aspects of the team’s activities, including bids and tenders to enable support to be given across the full range of marketing and BD activity. As such the role provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience in all aspects of marketing within a professional services environment.

    Whilst formal marketing qualifications are not a requirement for the role, candidates should be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in developing their career within the BD and marketing environment and possession of a marketing/PR/communication/business administration degree or equivalent prior job experience would be an advantage as would experience of working within a professional services environment.

    What is essential is a bright and enquiring mind, a willingness to work with the existing team and get stuck in. The changing nature of the demands of the role will mean that you will need to be flexible and highly organised, with the ability to work at times without close supervision. A degree of resilience and a good sense of humour are also required.

    You should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written and be confident in dealing directly with fee earners, partners and external contacts.

    Experience of design software, ie Indesign and/or use of CRM systems would be an advantage.

    To apply, please forward your CV and letter of application to Head of HR, Jane Williams, HRenquiries@barkerbrettell.co.uk, explaining why you feel that you are suitable for this position.

  • Qualified Patent Attorney - Engineering/Physics/Software Birmingham See details
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    Job description

    We are currently seeking a qualified patent attorney with an engineering/physics/software background to work with the team in Birmingham.

    Part qualified candidates with 2-3 years experience and foundation level examinations completed will also be considered.

    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. Salary is dependent on experience.

    For any further information, or to apply, please contact Head of HR, Jane Williams at: HRenquiries@barkerbrettell.co.uk

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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.