The Variety of Patent Attorney Vacancies
The role of a Patent Attorney can vary enormously, depending on the sector and environment you’re working in, and the range of clients or departments you’re working with. It is also very rewarding, hence it being a popular choice for those with a range of degree backgrounds, from Chemistry or Molecular Biology to Engineering, Physics or Electronics. Our specialist Patent and Trade Mark Department advises Patent Attorneys throughout the following sectors on opportunities in private practices, law firms and industry:
Consistent Opportunities for Patent Attorneys
Because of the variety of subject matter, the job market for Patent Attorneys is relatively robust. We are consistently seeing opportunities open up, many of which we advertise here on our website and in the CIPA Journal.
"Tailor-made" Moves for Partners and Qualified Patent Attorneys
There are commonly circumstances where Patent Attorney jobs are more confidential in nature, for example when a practice or company is keen to keep an opening under wraps until they can appoint a suitable candidate. Equally, a Partner or Qualified Patent Attorney may be looking to make a strategic career move, into a particular type of role or at a particular level. In these situations, our specialist Patent and Trade Mark consultants will discuss your specific requirements in the strictest confidence, work with you to understand exactly what you’re looking for (as well as what you’re not!), identify opportunities and introduce you to the most suitable contacts. With our guidance and understanding of what each party is looking to achieve, we can ensure that that particular Patent Attorney role is tailored to you.
Find out about Patent Attorney Vacancies At The Earliest Opportunity!
As well as acting for Partners, Directors and Qualified Attorneys, we regularly recruit Patent Attorneys at Part-Qualified and Trainee levels. Although we will advertise these roles when required, they can often be filled before the need arises. If you contact us with your requirements and register your details early, we can then alert you to any new jobs immediately, whether or not they require advertising.
Electronics Patent Attorney Jobs
The role of an Electronics Patent Attorney can be quite varied. It can encompass digital circuitry, semi conductors, software-related inventions and computer operation. A strong background in Physics or Electronic Engineering is essential for a career as an Electronics Patent Attorney. Due to the specialist nature of their area, there is a steady level of demand for Electronics Patent Attorneys, and plenty of vacancies arising. It is wise to check the website frequently for new vacancies.
Engineering Patent Attorney Jobs
The role of a Mechanical / Engineering Patent Attorney often covers a wide range of inventions, and can be very challenging, depending on the environment and the range of clients you’re working with. It is also very rewarding, hence it being a popular choice for those with a variety of degree backgrounds, from Physics to Maths, or from Chemical Engineering to Aeronautical Engineering. Because of this variety in subject matter, the job market for Mechanical / Engineering Patent Attorneys is relatively, continuously buoyant. Depending on location, there are usually opportunities available, many of which we will advertise here on our website.
Life Sciences Patent Attorney Jobs
Vacancies for Life Sciences Patent Attorneys can vary enormously according to the types of patents they’ll be dealing with, and the organisation they’ll be working in. In most cases, particularly at Qualified level appointments, the practice or company will be clear about what sort of experience they’re looking for, depending on the client base, or the company’s products. However in many organisations, there can be considerable overlap within their Chemistry and / or Life Science teams, and they will consider recruiting Attorneys with experience in one or more of the following patent areas:
- Chemistry (organic or inorganic)
- Life Sciences
Patent Attorney- Industry Jobs
There can be many benefits to a career, or part of a career, in industry for Patent Attorneys, including:
A more varied Patent and / or Trade Mark caseload, including advising on issues and areas beyond your immediate technical expertise
Comprehensive benefits packages – including car, pension, private health, share options, stock units, gym membership etc
Flexible / part-time working
Work / life balance
For these reasons, industry remains a competitive arena for both Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys although the number of roles is on the increase.
Our Patent and Trade Mark Division is currently instructed on industry roles for both Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys on an exclusive basis, as is often the case with industry roles. If you’re considering a move into industry, and you want to be considered for vacancies such as these and others, contact one of our consultants on 0113 245 3338 or 0203 440 5628. You can also contact us via email or the "contact us form", following which we will arrange a convenient time for a phone conversation.
The Formalities Jobs Market
There have been some turbulent times during the uncertain economic climate, with numerous redundancies initially to address the inevitable demands to cut costs. However, we have more recently seen a notable increase in Formalities jobs as the economy recovers.
Increased Responsibility and Career Opportunity
Both private practices and companies are increasingly looking to pass more responsibility to their Formalities teams and create more capacity for their Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. This both reduces the costs of recruiting more expensive Attorneys, and creates more variety and career opportunity for Formalities Clerks, Managers and Records Directors.
Variety of Formalities Jobs
There is a huge variety of roles available. You may be looking for your first role within the IP profession, or you may have built up a number of years’ experience and you’re now looking for more responsibility, perhaps to head up a team, or as a sole in-house Formalities Manager.
Formalities Vacancies Not Always Advertised
Although we will frequently advertise Formalities jobs when we receive instructions, vacancies can often be filled before the need to advertise arises, for example due to shorter notice periods.
Ensure You Find The Right Job For You
At Sacco Mann, no Formalities job is "better" than another: they are just different. Rather than reel off a list of what’s available and risk wasting your time looking at a job that’s completely inappropriate, our consultants will take time to find out exactly what you’re looking for, and what you’re not. Only then can we ensure that you stay ahead of the game, and alert you to any suitable opportunities as soon as they arise, whether they’re advertised or not.
What to do next
For Further information on Patent Formalities and/ or Trade Mark Formalities, or to register with us please call one of our specialist consultants on 0113 245 3338 or 0203 440 5628