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Trainee Patent Secretary

Posted 23 February by Caselton Clark Easy Apply Ended

Position: Trainee Patent Secretary
Location: London
Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Salary: £22k - £27K (+ benefits)

This is a great opportunity for a legal secretary to continue their career and strengthen their experience in the direction of intellectual property.

A leading IP firm is looking to hire a trainee patent secretary into their established business via the Cambridge office. Ideally, they are looking for those with experience in IP, but would also consider strong CILEx secretaries.

A particular need is for those with high typing speeds and strong experience in audio-typing.

Main Responsibilities:

* Monitoring, processing and updating fee-earner's statutory and non-statutory deadlines/due dates.
* Preparatory work for clearance of deadlines/due dates.
* Reviewing/saving/processing fee-earners' outgoing/incoming emails and correspondence.
* Preparation standard correspondence.
* Preparing e-filing packages for new applications.
* Preparing official correspondence/Oppositions/Appeals.
* Involvement in litigation work, including the preparation of bundles.
* Entering of WIP service charges and preparing monthly WIP reports.
* Preparation of draft invoices and related correspondence.
* Preparation and organising of bundles for court proceedings.
* Liaising with clients as necessary for meetings, lunches, seminars etc.
* Organising fee-earner's travel arrangements/itineraries.
* Preparation of specialist client reports.
* General filing, photocopying, scanning, emailing.
* Updating case management system.
* Updating Document Management System.
* Digital audio transcription/copy typing.

Person Specification:

* Experience in an IP environment would be very advantageous.
* A high speed of typing.
* MUST be experienced in audio-typing
* Excellent organisation skills/attention to detail.
* Flexibility to deal with changing priorities.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


To Apply:- Call or email

Caselton Clark are a specialist Intellectual Property Recruitment agency based in London. We work in partnership with the Perry Clayman Employment Agency on Patent and Trademark vacancies in the UK and across Europe.

For our latest vacancies please visit or contact us on

Required skills

  • IP
  • PA
  • admin
  • secretary
  • administrator
  • legal secretary
  • support
  • legal
  • ILEX
  • typing
  • receptionist
  • filing
  • law
  • audio typing
  • typist
  • records
  • copy typing
  • patent
  • legal executive
  • trademark
  • intellectual property
  • overflow

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