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Author Topic: BAE Systems is hiring a Patent Counsel in Farnborough, UK  (Read 450 times)


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Are you looking to develop your career as a Patent Counsel with hands-on exposure to the technology and an ability to influence patent strategies? We currently have a vacancy for a Patent Counsel at our site in Farnborough
As a Patent Counsel, you will be effectively engaging with the business unit to capture inventions, draft and prosecute patent applications, assist with the management of that business unit’s patent portfolio in accordance with its technology strategy.
This role will conduct opinion work, and police and enforce the patent portfolio, in accordance with the Group’s patent policies and procedures.
Your main responsibilities as a Patent Counsel will involve:
Managing the business unit’s patent portfolio, including management of the drafting and prosecution of patent applications arising from the business
Promoting IP awareness within the business, and particularly amongst those in the business responsible for research and development work
Supporting the Head of Patents in achieving an appropriate patent application filing rate in key technology areas to enhance the strategic focus of the business’ patent portfolio
Implementing IP policies within the business, in particular policies relevant to patenting activity
Building effective relationships at all levels within the business so as to become an integral and essential part of the business’ value proposition
Working closely with IP Commercial team, leveraging their expertise to provide complete IP solutions that deliver maximum value to the business
Your skills and qualifications as a Patent Counsel will ideally include:
Experience of both UK and foreign patent work – harvesting inventions, filing, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and preferably including matters of a contentious nature
Possess a good technical degree or equivalent, and demonstrate technical skill in areas relevant to the business unit (Aerodynamic, Mechanical or Electronics Engineering, or Physics)
Demonstrate commercial awareness of the value of patenting to the business, and be able to enthusiastically communicate this awareness at all levels in the business
Experienced at interacting directly with clients   (internal clients or practice clients), in particular with inventors and business management stakeholders to understand the technology and how this fits with the business plan (people owning the patents)
Experience of interacting directly with Clients (internal clients or practice clients), inventors and business managers would be desirable
Being a fully-qualified European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney would be desirable; although nearly-qualified or singly-qualified candidates with suitable experience will be considered.
What we're looking for in you:
You will need to show genuine passion for technology and innovation, combined with real talent and enthusiasm for patent attorney work.  You should have strong commercial awareness and an Investigating and questioning nature.
Location: Farnborough
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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