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Patent Litigation Associate

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  • Sector:

    Patents and Trade Marks

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  • Contact:

    Anna Craig

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  • Contact phone:

    0207 400 2000

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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  • Startdate:

    2022-06-27 00:00:00

Our client is a top international law firm looking for a mid-level associate to work primarily on patent litigation matters.
The work includes litigation in the English courts, opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, and the co-ordination of multi-jurisdictional litigation. Their main clients sit across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, and technology spaces. 
Key responsibilities
The successful candidate will work on the full range of IP litigation tasks, primarily focusing on patent litigation. Typical tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Analysing patents to identify validity and infringement arguments
  • Drafting pre-action correspondence
  • Meeting with fact witnesses and experts and preparing witness statements and expert reports
  • Drafting applications and their supporting evidence
  • Communicating with the client as to progress of matters and to take instructions
  • Communicating with the Courts and other tribunals, and with foreign counsel
Professional qualifications
Candidates must be admitted as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales or have an equivalent qualification in another jurisdiction and familiarity with English Court procedures.
Technical requirements
Candidates must have:
  • Strong experience in patent and/or technical trade secrets litigation
  • A top-class academic record
  • A strong technical and commercial background
  • Demonstrable experience of team working and mentoring junior associates
  • Good communication skills
  • A desire to progress a career in patent litigation
If this role or other roles in this sector are of interest, please send your CV to
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