Trainee Patent Attorney

Trainee Patent Attorney

  • Position
    Trainee Patent Attorney
    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Category
    Engineering industry/Sector
  • Organisation
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  • Salary
  • Location
  • Country
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Primary Category
  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    < 1 year
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
  • Membership Requirement
    Does not matter
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JOB DESCRIPTION Trainee Patent Attorney

  • Training under a European Patent Attorney to the standard required for sitting professional qualification examinations.
  • Drafting Patent applications, including studying and analysing scientific or technical documents, including prior art documents to understand, define and document an invention.
  • Responding to examination reports, including analysing objections from patent examiners and prior art documents, formulating an opinion and proposing legal and technical argumentation and/or amendments to overcome objections.
  • Performing preliminary patentability searches using patent databases and providing patentability opinions.
  • Providing patent advice to inventors and business leaders.
  • Providing advice on patent litigation that may include assisting solicitors and counsel in infringement cases.
  • Preparation of applications for registration of designs.
  • Preparing freedom to operate opinions.
  • Advising clients in respect of patent licencing/assignments and preparation of applications for recordal of licences/assignments.
  • Keeping up to date with legal developments in the intellectual property field in respect of all forms of intellectual property rights.
  • Ensuring client, official and patent renewal deadlines are observed.
  • Ensuring accuracy of internal database records and deadlines.
  • Covering Chief Formalities Officer in docketing procedures on an ad hoc basis.
  • Billing on cases in a timely and accurate manner and ensuring accuracy of WIP records.
  • Providing assistance with other internal practice issues such as standard operating procedures, internal database management and training administrative staff.
  • Business Development.
  • Projects a professional manner and demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with clients and colleagues.

How to Apply / Contact

Salary is competitive.

For further information, please contact Ms. Lynn McManus (HR Manager).

Applications in writing please with your Curriculum Vitae before Friday, 31st January 2020.


Add: 5 Dartmouth Road, Dublin 6, Ireland

Think Intellectual Property. Think Tomkins.