Trainee Intellectual Property (IP) Patent Scientist - South East

South East England
Sep 19, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Trainee Intellectual Property (IP) Patent Scientist                                     c£26-33k        

South East      (Permanent)                                                                                 Ref: ABJ2705

A trainee IP scientist (chemist) with a small amount of experience in Intellectual Property (IP) is urgently required to join a global company as a result of a successful expanding innovation programme.     You will be trained to draft Patent Applications in conjunction with an external patent attorney, and trained to manage both the Patent filing and Patent opposition activities of chemicals, and the associated costs. This would lead to ultimately being responsible for managing the IP on a day to day basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pro-actively manages the day to day function of the IP Department.
  • Pro-actively manages all aspects of the drafting of Patent Applications.
  • Point of contact with our Patent Attorneys in both the UK and Germany.
  • Evaluates the Invention reports in a timely manner together with the relevant senior management personnel, and reverts back to the Inventors with the company decision.
  • Manages all aspects of the IP Processes (including developing and refining the processes),
  • Manages all aspects of the Patent filing and Patent opposition activities and their associated costs
  • Produces high quality annual and half-year review reports in a timely fashion
  • Advises on ‘Freedom to Operate’ reviews & issues
  • Uses all available systems efficiently and effectively for achieving work program objectives.
  • Develops and maintains a detailed technical knowledge of available IP systems.
  • Is responsible for internal IP training for other departments, e.g. sales, chemists, scientists.
  • Develops and maintains a detailed technical knowledge across a range of technologies.
  • Uses resources effectively and efficiently and manages multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish targets.
  • -Builds constructive and effective internal and external networks.

Background Experience / Qualifications Required




  • Qualified to degree or equivalent level in a scientific discipline, preferably chemistry (or polymer chemistry) (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Desired experience of working within an academic / industrial/ commercial team with ‘some’ experience of Patent Applications.
  • Pro-active and positive self starter, who is comfortable working in cross-functional teams,
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and have the ability to communicate and present to all levels of the organisation.
  • Business standard (written/spoken) language skills in Chinese and/or German would be a distinct advantage.

Attractive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience as well as associated benefits, including Bonus and Pension Scheme.

Some European and international travel will be required.

To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson at Hudson Shribman Scientific Recruitment, quoting reference ABJ2705.  Please call on 0203 588 1335, 07814547440 or reply via email, entering the job title and reference code in the subject field to

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