Marks & Clerk LLP is the leading and largest firm of Patent and Trade Mark attorneys in the UK with over 60 partners and 350 employees. Our attorneys are highly skilled in all technical fields. We have 8 offices in the UK: London, Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Marks & Clerk supports a range of clients, from multi-national blue-chip companies to SMEs and entrepreneurs, in a variety of sectors, including automotive, mechanical, life sciences, medical, chemical, electrical, food and drink, and manufacturing. The firm also has outstanding links with academic institutions, advising inventors, guiding spin-outs and assisting technology transfer departments to maximise the value of their intellectual property.
The appointee will be responsible for providing exceptional client service for an existing portfolio. In addition, they will support with the acquisition of new clients to expand the team’s fee earning capabilities and ultimately will become responsible for the management and administration of their own client portfolio.
They will be actively involved in developing and implementing patent drafting/prosecution. This will include the identification of inventions and drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in both the UK and Europe, as well as directing prosecution of patent applications in various jurisdictions outside Europe via local Attorneys.
The appointee will benefit from the assistance and support of the Partners to ensure their successful integration into the firm. Extensive support is also available from highly capable clerical and administrative employees together with the use of a bespoke case management system.
The firm believes in looking at an entire business portfolio from an IP perspective and likes to take a collaborative approach with clients. The specific responsibilities will be as follows: