Withers & Rogers

Patent Secretary (1 Year FTC)

London | £Competitive

Job Function: Administrative, Secretarial & PA
Industry Sector: Legal

Patent Secretary - 1 Year FTC
City of London, SE1

Are you an organised and conscientious Secretary with experience in a professional services environment? Are you looking to take on a rewarding contract with a leading legal firm? If so, read on.

The Company

With offices in Bristol, Leamington Spa, London, Munich and Sheffield, Withers & Rogers are one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about delivering the very best for our clients.

We are now looking for a Patent Secretary to join our team on a fixed term, maternity cover contract, for a 13 month period.

The Role

As a Patent Secretary, you will provide full secretarial, PA and administrative support to a Partner within our Electronics, Computing and Physics group.

In this key role, you will:

- Prepare official forms for UK, European and international patent and design applications and some foreign patent applications
- Screen telephone calls and enquiries
- Transcribe audio to support the creation of letters, patent specifications and claims
- Organise diaries and prioritise appointments
- Arrange both UK and overseas travel
- Maintain and submit expenses

About You

To join us as a Patent Secretary, you will need:

- Secretarial experience gained in a professional services firm
- A track record of generating standard procedures and templates for repeat tasks
- The ability to manage Attorney’s emails, judge their urgency and action appropriately

Ideally, you will have knowledge of Intellectual Property and patents, but this is not essential.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary
- Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme
- Flexible working options
- Incredible offices on the river
- Positive and welcoming work environment

This is an amazing opportunity to increase your patent knowledge and learn from senior members of a leading firm.

You’ll discover a friendly team and a vibrant office, where you will gain valuable experience while benefiting from a healthy work/life balance.

What’s more, you will receive a comprehensive induction, as well as excellent training and support from colleagues to enable you to hit the ground running and make a success of your time with our firm.

Please note, first round interviews for this position will be carried out via Skype. 

Other organisations may call this role Patent Secretary, Patent Administrator, Legal Secretary, Team Patent Secretary, Legal Administrator, Patent Services Co-ordinator, Patent PA, IP Formalities Administrator, or IP Formalities Secretary.

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