Patent and Trade Mark Careers
Albright IP is one of the fastest growing firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in the country. We practice in a wide variety of technical disciplines including mechanical, biomedical, electrical and electronic engineering, and work to protect inventions ranging from low-cost consumer gadgets to large industrial machinery. We also have a strong designs practice.
Why would you want to work for Albright?
Albright IP is an interesting place to work and the environment is that of a busy, successful small business. Our staff are welcoming, engaged, supportive and highly productive. Hopefully you would find the work fulfilling and the atmosphere enjoyable.
The work will be varied as you would expect from a progressive private practice. We encourage people to develop their technical and legal interests and seek clients that interest them.
Our offices are in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham in the popular Montpellier area. Famous for its festivals, visitors from all around the world flock to Cheltenham for the International Festivals of music, literature and science, along with the horse racing meets. It has some of the best schooling, private and state/grammar in England, Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, and Dean Close can also be found in the area.
A varied and challenging position for a Trainee or Experienced Patent Administrator
We are seeking to expand our Patents Department and require a Junior Patent Administrator to work closely with our other Patent Administrators, in providing an efficient and excellent service to our ever-growing clientele.
This is a diverse role in a friendly and supportive working environment, and you will eventually be included in all aspects of patent administration, which is likely to include:
- Preparing documentation for submission at Patent Offices
- Dealing with incoming post and instructions from clients and associates and actioning accordingly
- Accurately entering and monitoring deadlines on our in-house record system
- Answering incoming calls and answering queries via email, and, over time, giving basic patent advice and guidance to clients
- Liaising with our Accounts Department and invoicing clients appropriately
- Basic legal secretarial work as required, including making appointments, reminding attorneys and Director of appointments, meeting and greeting clients and visitors to the building
- Liaising with other support staff to ensure that the above points are met
- Any ad hoc duties as deemed appropriate by the Director and attorneys
Full training will be provided with the option of taking the CIPA Patent Administrator course in the future. However, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:
- Ability to use own initiative and be a great team player
- Proficient with computers, especially the Microsoft Office suite
- Keen eye for detail and exceptional organisational skills with the ability to multitask
- Strong written communication skills as well as a good telephone manner
- Previous experience in a customer-orientated environment or administrative role
- Ability to work under pressure and deal with ever-changing priorities
- Fast and accurate typing skills
- Able to deal courteously and efficiently with a wide-range of people in a legal environment
If you feel you have the relevant skills and/or experience, and you are seeking a wide-ranging administrative role with the potential for progression, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a cover letter