We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working Patent Formalities Administrator to join our dynamic Patent Services team. This role is not sponsored and proof of right to work on-gong in the UK is required.
The role is varied and includes all aspects of patent administration and formalities, from filing through to grant; primarily involving GB, EP, PCT and design cases. Duties will include: recording new and takeover cases electronically; creating forms in the eolf - EPOLine classic and 2.0 software, uploading documents for filing at the various patent offices; working with the EPO’s electronic mailbox; monitoring and updating daily critical reminders; docketing incoming post; handling the grant and validation procedures and various other tasks on an ad hoc or regular basis.
Candidates should have at least 2 years experience of working in a busy patent formalities/records department and will have passed the CIPA course. Knowledge of working with Inprotech would be an advantage as would experience of checking case creations and/or forms prepared by other team members. This role is ideal for someone who loves working in a varied role with an energetic and friendly team, as well as being competent at working autonomously.
Key qualities for this role include exceptional communication and organisation skills, energy and enthusiasm, problem solving skills, excellent written English and, above all else, a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
Why join us?
Keltie is an exceptional IP firm with a reputation for providing excellent client service to a range of small, medium and large clients around the world. Chambers and Partners ranks Keltie among Britain's top ranked patent and trade mark firms and we are one of the fastest-growing IP firms in the UK, with offices in London, Cambridge, the Cotswolds and Galway.
Salary: Competitive market salary.
Employee Benefits: Flexible working (discretionary 2 days min’ office based), Group Pension Plan, Private Healthcare Plan, Life Assurance, Group Income Protection, Perkbox, 25 days holidays plus paid bank holidays, season ticket loan, ride2work scheme, discretionary study support and study leave, social events.
Hours: This is a full-time role, 35 hours, 5 days per week (9.30am to 5.30pm).
Location: London Bridge, London.
Interested? If so, please get in touch and tell us why you think we should meet.
This role is not sponsored and proof of right to work on-going in the UK will be required.
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