Our client is a global Intellectual Property specialists firm that provides the full range of legal services, including IP Strategy, Patent and Trade Mark filling and prosecution, management to commercialization and global enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programs.
Our client is strongly developing on the Russian market and is looking for a Patent Attorney to provide legal and related services to clients and colleagues with intellectual property issues in Russia, CIS and elsewhere as appropriate.
An important aspect of the position is to bring to the practice an infectious enthusiasm for Patent law and practice, and a good broad understanding of or thirst for knowledge about IP generally.
It is also important to have a good understanding of international patent practice.
Normal Job Tasks
The usual work of a Patent attorney - searching, filing, prosecuting and maintaining Patents.
The candidate will be expected to undertake a significant amount of fee-earning work with minimal supervision but be keen to develop as a practitioner and learn from those around him/her.
Ideally, the candidate will also be willing and able to support the rest of the IP practice of the office as required, whether it be because of workload or staff absence. This would involve dealing with enforcement issues with Customs and the police, and litigation in the courts. This would be a great opportunity to learn and understand practical issues in order to implement them further in strategic advice for the clients.
The successful candidate will be required to do a lot of business development and help grow the business. This will entail attending overseas conferences, and visiting clients/potential clients in Europe and North America, and other offices of the firm.
Direct client contact is encouraged and, quickly, we would expect the candidate's responsibility to increase to include client management and business development.
A qualified Russian and Eurasian patent attorney with > 5 years of experience in this field, ideally including instructing and managing associates in foreign countries.
A proven track record on private practice dealing with western clients.
A genuine interest in Patent law and a real desire to learn more generally about IP.
Knowledge of Patricia or IPPO needed.
Excellent oral and written English.
Capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
Good people management and teamwork skills.
Our client offers excellent financial and working conditions.
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