Intellectual Property Associate

  • Job Reference: 65735
  • Date Posted: 8 January 2018
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Excellent/top City
  • Sector: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Lit, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


A major international law firm highly ranked for innovation.


An intellectual property senior associate is now sought to report to the Head of Commercial & Technology Law Practice

The role will involve the provision of non-contentious intellectual property (IP) law advice to the firm's clients.

Clients are in a range of sectors but will include: technology, property/PropTech, financial services/FinTech, consumer retail, hospitality and leisure (including hotels) medical devices.

You will be involved in developing new sources of work from outside the firm's existing client base, i.e. to take the role beyond support and leading the development of the firm's non-contentious IP practice, using its current and future platform as a base.

While this is a solely non-contentious IP role the firm may consider the development of a contentious IP practice later.

Based in London, but a successful leader is likely to have opportunities to develop the non-contentious IP practice in other geographies.


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and career focused non-contentious IP solicitor to really make their mark at a top law firm that is ranked for innovation.

IP is a core part of the firm's commercial business. The C&T practice is largely transactional, but with strong advisory work streams. It represents household name and other clients on a range of strategic commercial, IT, outsourcing, IP, data protection and cyber matters.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in helping to grow the practice in this area.

It's a role for an individual who is a technically excellent IP lawyer steeped in non-contentious IP, but focused on developing their career and - with support and commitment - taking it to the next stage in due course.

With 5-6pqe or more you will have a largely private practice background in a comparable or niche IP firm (but if the latter, with the ability to operate in a large, full-service law firm).

You will have a demonstrable track record of delivering high quality non-contentious IP advice and have experience of:

(1) the full range of IP rights (including general patentability, but excluding patent clearance and work that patent attorneys would usually undertake), and

(2) the application of those rights in a wide range of transactions and situations, including structuring, ownership, assignment, licensing and other exploitation, and management of IP rights to enable owners to claim and protect them and exploit their commercial value although the firm does not expect the appointee to undertake trade mark and patent management that would usually be undertaken by patent and trade mark attorneys.

  • Experience and openness to working with clients across a range of sectors.

  • Track record in a client facing role.

  • Managing client relationships.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.