Patent Formalities Officer - York

Job Ref: FR/York/18

Job Type: Formalities & Renewals

Locations: York

Sectors: Formalities and Renewals, Patents

This is both an exciting and demanding opportunity supporting the Patent Attorneys in this busy and well respected formalities team.

HGF is looking for a Patent Formalities Officer to join us in our York office.  This is an opportunity for someone who enjoys being highly organised and methodical in their approach to work.  This role involves working with many different clients whose various deadlines all run at different times, so being able to plan well in advance is key to ensure none are missed.

You will provide a high quality, timely and comprehensive Patent formalities service for HGF clients as directed by the Head of PatentFormalities.  You will handle a varied Patents portfolio and will relish the challenge of taking responsibility for your own caseload in addition to the buzz of working to tight deadlines.

You will be responsible for the filing, prosecution and renewal of Patents, as well as maintaining, monitoring and updating the Patents management system. This will involve close liaison with internal colleagues and external attorneys, clients and Patent offices throughout the world.

The candidate will have an in depth working knowledge of Patent Formalities and preferably will have either gained or sought to gain the CITMA Administrators’ Certificate.  You will possess a proven track record of meeting deadlines and have high levels of accuracy and excellent attention to detail. Formalities Assistants with relevant expereince will also be considered for the role.

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