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Patent Administrator/Paralegal

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Salary icon £24,000 per annum
Location icon Cheltenham , Gloucestershire

My client has an opportunity for a Patent Administrator/Paralegal (trainee, part-qualified, or qualified) to join a lovely team in their vibrant office in the heart of Cheltenham. This is a diverse role in a friendly and supportive working environment.

Salary:- Starting at £24k, rising to £30k on passing the patent paralegal course, then going up from there to around £35k to £40k with experience over coming years.

As a Patent Administrator, you will provide administrative support to one of the directors who is a senior and experienced patent attorney, along with their team of qualified and trainee attorneys, paralegals and administrators. Together you will help a diverse range of clients to protect their Intellectual Property rights and new inventions.
In the beginning you will be learning the process, how we interact with our clients, and supporting more knowledgeable colleagues that you’ll learn from over time. You will be an established administrator with excellent attention to detail and accuracy and with a clear written communication style.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Accurately entering information on our in-house record system and monitoring deadlines
  • Pro-active diary management including making appointments, reminding attorneys and Directors of appointments - this is deadline driven work.
  • Answering incoming calls and answering queries via email and over time, giving basic patent advice and guidance to clients
  • Completing official forms by using information in our database to prepare documentation for submission at Patent Offices
  • Liaising with our Accounts Department and invoicing clients appropriately
  • Dealing with incoming post and instructions from clients and associates and actioning accordingly
  • Meeting and greeting clients and visitors to the building

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent English language skills, with the ability to correctly interpret written materials
  • Curious and willing to learn
  • Excellent fact checking and attention to detail
  • Ability to use own initiative and be a positive team player with a 'can do’ approach
  • Competent and knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Word and Excel in particular)
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Comfortable working with deadlines
  • Able to deal courteously and efficiently with a wide range of people in a professional environment

This role will be mainly performed on-site from our offices in the centre of Cheltenham, with the potential for some occasional remote working when you have gained significant experience.

We will support the right candidate to obtain the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Administrator qualification "The Introductory Patent Paralegal Course (IPPC)", enabling you to formalise and evidence your understanding of the critical importance of meeting legal requirements and deadlines in Intellectual Property law.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining your suitability for joining the team to Cat at i2i Recruitment

Reference: 52756599

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