Patent Attorney (Maternity Cover) - LONDON

  • Pinsent Masons
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 31, 2017
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Patent Attorney (Maternity Cover) - LONDON


Firm Introduction

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.


In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.


Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.


The Role

Pinsent Masons is a leader in the life sciences arena. The firm is currently looking to recruit a part qualified / finals standard patent attorney as maternity cover to join its life sciences team.  The patent attorney will have an enthusiasm forgaining greater experience of the practical and technical elements of life sciences patent litigation, including oppositions before the European Patent Officel. The candidate will have been working in a well regarded firm or industry position having a strong life sciences practice, have experience of handling patent applications in the biotechnological and / or pharmaceutical fields, but must also be willing to work on matters in the broader chemical field.  Experience of opinion, due diligence and / or contentious work would be advantageous. 


A first degree in the chemistry or biotechnology fields is essential. The candidate will have real ambition and will be able to work effectively in a team.  The role will involve principally supporting one Partner in the London office.    


Introduction to Life Sciences at Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons has one of the most comprehensive life sciences offerings of any firm in the UK and that is supplemented by sector specific expertise in a number of our international offices. 

In the UK Pinsent Masons have market leading practices in the following Life Sciences disciplines:-

  • Patent litigation including oppositions before the EPO
  • IP advisory / opinion work
  • Licensing and collaboration
  • Regulatory
  • Corporate finance
  • Capital markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions

In addition the firm has product liability experience, industry specific tax expertise (Patent Box, EIS, R&D Tax Credits, EMI Share Options schemes) and supplementary services such as employment and property law.

Life Sciences is a key industry sector focus for the firm and one in which there will be further growth.

Background to Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons LLP is an international law firm with over 350 partners and around 1900 lawyers world-wide, providing a full range of corporate and commercial services.  The firm ranks amongst the top 75 global law firms.


While headquartered in the UK, our reach extends across key European jurisdictions as well as five offices in Asia Pacific and two in the Gulf.