European IP Counsel

Posted 9 November by eNL Legal Recruitment
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In-house European IP Counsel, 5+ PQE, West Midlands or Oxfordshire (Commutable from: Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire). Salary up to c£100,000, plus extensive benefits, bonus and company car. To apply or to register your interest, please call Pasq on .


• The European IP Counsel will be responsible for several of the Europe-based businesses and will involve a broad mix of protecting the businesses' IP, transactional work, and client counselling

• Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) providing effective, concise and timely advice to senior management, general legal counsel, engineers and commercial colleagues on IP matters, particularly in the areas

of patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright law, and related disputes

• Negotiating and advising colleagues on various IP agreements and IP aspects of commercial agreements with customers, suppliers and partners

• Developing and implementing IP strategies for key enterprises, products and technologies and active engagement on IP issues throughout product development processes

• Interacting with engineers and supervising outside counsel with regard to preparing and prosecuting patent applications and protecting trade secrets

• Monitoring and assessing third party patents and applications, particularly with regard to questions of infringement risk and/or validity, with goal of addressing legal risks before products are brought to market


• Candidate must be licensed to practice law in at least one European jurisdiction with preference for a license to practice in the United Kingdom

• Should have substantial experience relating to intellectual property law gained in an international law firm and/or in-house

• Can be based in either West Midlands or Oxfordshire

• The ability to travel throughout the UK and Europe, often at short notice, will be required


Contact Pasquale Agatiello at eNL on or email now with your CV or simply call for a confidential discussion.

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