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Luke D.
Luke D.
11:25 23 May 22
Was a pleasure to work with Will and Melissa on a patent draft and filing.... Will took the time to understand both my software product and the commercial motivations behind the patent filing. They were extremely responsive to questions and clarifications throughout the process (availability isn't everything, but it certainly helps!).They were also very clear regarding fees, and set out a very helpful visual timeline and cost breakdown on the whole patent application process at the pre-sales stage. This emphasis on making sure I understood all aspects of the work, and having documentation to help with that, is something I didn't see with any of the other patent services I was talking to at the time. This clear communication continued throughout our interactions.Would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to patent an invention. The patent they filed for me was for a software invention.read more
Milk Shot
Milk Shot
08:15 06 May 22
Great service from Albright; really helped with our IP protection and... very informative!read more
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JDG TimeSave Tools
17:53 08 Mar 22
Absolutely excellent... Clear, detailed and prompt responses with no sales... pressure at all.No upselling for their fee either, just a fair, professional appraisal...Thanks to Allbright, I am not spending thousands on a low hope project (when I so easily could have been).read more
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PATENT AND TRADE MARK CAREERS

Albright IP is one of the fastest growing firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in the country. Our current patent and trade mark vacancies in our vibrant and energetic firm are below. If you are smart, humble and hungry, and you fit the requirements below, we would be pleased to hear from you to discuss a potential career with us!

ABOUT ALBRIGHT IP

Albright IP practices in a wide variety of technical disciplines including mechanical, biomedical, electrical and electronic engineering, and works to protect inventions ranging from low-cost consumer gadgets to large industrial machinery. We also have strong Designs and Trade Marks practices.

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 our team 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.

Cheltenham is famous for its festivals, and 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.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Trade Mark Attorney (part-qualified)

Due to a marked increase in business, we are looking for an ambitious, full-time, part-qualified Attorney to join the Trade Marks team at our Cheltenham office.

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding brands and clients’ commercial requirements
  • Reviewing technical documents and websites to determine a client’s required scope of protection
  • Describing and crafting specifications in precise legal and technical terms
  • Corresponding with Trade Mark examiners and associates worldwide
  • Considering and advising on contentious Trade Mark matters

Skills and Attributes:

  •  A first-class Law Degree and successful completion of Trade Mark law & practice PGCert or a comparable CITMA/IPREG approved qualification
  • Has a keen and inquisitive interest in brand matters and a strong desire to qualify as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Would like the challenge of dealing with national and international Trade Mark drafting, prosecution, and enforcement matters
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to be based in Cheltenham

This is primarily an office-based role, with some flexibility for occasional remote working.

In return we offer a highly competitive salary, workplace pension, annual performance reviews and progression opportunities. 

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter giving details of your current responsibilities and why you would like to join our team to Janet Messenger jmessenger@albright-ip.co.uk

Trade Mark Paralegal

Due to a marked increase in business, we are looking for a full-time, Paralegal, who will be involved in all aspects of Trade Mark administration, formalities and prosecution, to join the Trade Marks team based at our Cheltenham office.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing documentation for submission to the UKIPO and overseas associates
  • Dealing with incoming post, instructions from clients/associates and actioning accordingly
  • Accurately entering and monitoring deadlines on our in-house records system
  • Answering incoming calls and queries via email, giving basic Trade Mark advice and guidance to clients
  • Liaising with our accounts department and invoicing clients appropriately
  • Basic legal secretarial work as required, including making appointments, diary management, meeting and greeting clients and visitors
  • Any ad hoc office duties as required

Skills and Attributes:

  • Good University Degree
  • CITMA paralegal qualification or motivation to gain this qualification
  • Ability to use initiative, to be a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Has a keen and inquisitive interest in brand matters
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Keen eye for detail and exceptional organisational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with ever-changing priorities
  • Able to deal courteously and efficiently with a wide range of people in a legal environment

This is primarily an office-based role, with some flexibility for occasional remote working.

In return we offer full training, a highly competitive salary, workplace pension, annual performance reviews and progression opportunities.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter, with details of your current responsibilities and salary expectations to Janet Messenger jmessenger@albright-ip.co.uk

Trade Mark Administrator

We are looking for an enthusiastic, full-time, office based, Administrator, with exceptional attention to detail to join our Trade Marks team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a full support service to qualified and trainee Trade Mark Attorneys to a high level
  • Ensure all documentation is captured on the firm’s case management system
  • Management of diary reminders and deadlines
  • Production of documents and letters, using templates where available
  • Filing Trade Mark applications and attending to all post filing formalities
  • Invoicing
  • Processing recordals, Trade Mark registration certificates, publications, and other notices
  • Answering incoming telephone calls
  • Any other ad hoc office duties as required

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to use initiative and be a great team player
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Keen eye for detail and exceptional organisational skills with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in an administrative/secretarial 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
  • Ability to multitask

In return we offer a competitive salary, workplace pension, annual performance reviews and progression opportunities.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter, including details of your current responsibilities and salary expectations to Janet Messenger jmessenger@albright-ip.co.uk

Patent Attorney (trainee)

Due to a marked increase in business, Albright IP has the rare opportunity of a trainee patent attorney vacancy in our fantastic Cheltenham office.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding inventions and condensing their function to a core inventive concept
  • Reviewing technical documents to determine whether an invention is new and innovative
  • Describing and claiming inventions in precise legal and technical terms
  • Corresponding with patent examiners and associates worldwide to argue for an invention’s patentability
  • Helping and supporting existing and prospective clients with legal and business development advice
  • Considering and advising on contentious matters involving copying and infringement
  • Qualifying to be both a British and European patent attorney

Skills and Attributes

  • A first class degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bio-Mechanical, Electromechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar technical discipline
  • Recently or relatively recently graduated
  • Has an interest in technical matters
  • Would like the challenge of learning to deal with national and international patent drafting, prosecution, and enforcement matters, along with ultimately building their own practice
  • Want to be based in Cheltenham

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining your suitability for joining our team to our Patents Director, Adrian Hocking ahocking@albright-ip.co.uk 

Patent Administrator/Paralegal

Albright IP is seeking to expand its Patents Department, and has the rare opportunity of a Junior Patent Administrator/Trainee Paralegal vacancy in our fantastic main Cheltenham office.

This is a diverse role in a friendly and supportive working environment. You will eventually be included in all aspects of patent administration and supporting our attorneys.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Skills and Attributes

  • Good University Degree
  • Ability to use own initiative and be a great, positive team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent Proficiency 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
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with ever-changing priorities
  • Able to deal courteously and efficiently with a wide-range of people in a legal environment
  • Commitment
  • Willing to be based in Cheltenham

Full training will be provided with the option of taking the CIPA Patent Administrator course in the future.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining your suitability for joining our team to our Janet Messenger jmessenger@albright-ip.co.uk 

Legal Secretary

Albright IP is offering a career opportunity, and seeks a legal secretary for our fantastic patents team in our main Cheltenham office.

This is an interesting and diverse legal role in a friendly environment supporting one of our senior attorneys and her trainee patent attorney.

The Cheltenham office is ideally situated at the top of Montpellier, within easy walking distance of cafes, parks and shops.

The position during the training period is in the office, and we can offer a hybrid working option later on. Parking is available, although we do encourage active travel wherever possible.

Responsibilities

  • Legal secretarial work including client letters, making appointments, meeting and greeting clients and visitors to the building
  • Preparing documentation for submission at Patent Offices
  • Accurately entering and monitoring deadlines on our in-house record system
  • Dealing with incoming post and instructions from clients and associates worldwide, and actioning accordingly
  • 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
  • Liaising with other support staff to ensure that the above points are met

Skills and Attributes

  • Good University Degree, preferable
  • Ability to use own initiative and be a great, positive team player with a ‘yes, can do’ attitude
  • Excellent Proficiency with computers, especially the Microsoft Office suite
  • Keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Strong written communication skills as well as a good telephone manner
  • Ability to work under some pressure and to prioritise
  • Able to deal courteously and efficiently with a wide-range of people in a professional legal environment
  • Commitment, drive and passion to see the team succeed
  • Willing to be based in Cheltenham
  • Full training will be provided with the option of taking the CIPA Patent Administrator course after 12 months to qualify as a patent paralegal

Salary

  • If no experience, starting at £22k and rising
  • With prior experience, salary is negotiable

 If you would like to join our impressive team, have the above qualities, and would like to make a career with Albright IP, we would welcome hearing from you. 

Please send to Janet Messenger at jmessenger@albright-ip.co.uk 

  1. Your CV; and
  2. A formal covering letter explaining your suitability for joining our team

If you would like further information or advice, please contact one of our team at Albright IP via email, by telephone: +44 (0) 1242 691 801, or using the form below and we will be happy to advise and guide you. 

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