Patent Attorney, Electrical Engineering / ICT (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

About Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Allens Patent &Trade Mark Attorneys (PTA) is a leading patent and trade mark attorney firm associated with the Allens full service law firm. This seamless, integrated practice, consisting of commercial and litigation IP lawyers, patent attorneys with skills in their chosen technical fields of expertise and trade marks attorneys with a wealth of Australian and international experience, is not typically available in Australia.

Allens is part of a small, elite group of top tier law firms with exceptional technical expertise and commercial insight in the Australian market. We top the rankings of all of the leading IP and legal directories, year-on-year.

Allens' reputation in the market sees us advising, protecting, enforcing and commercialising cutting edge technologies for a wide range of local and international clients .

The opportunity

The PTA team delivers a comprehensive patents, trade marks and designs service.

Our reputation is built on the quality of our team, our technical and legal expertise, and our strong commercial focus. As a result, we are consistently rated as national and international leaders in our field.

We currently have an opportunity for a Patent Attorney specialising in either electrical engineering or ICT to join our busy, growing PTA practice in Melbourne.

Working closely with our clients to develop personalised strategies to protect and enforce their patent rights in Australia and overseas, you will offer services consistent with their business needs and growth strategy. The role also offers great opportunities for business development and practice growth.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Providing the full scope of patent-related services to local innovators and international clients operating in competitive commercial environments, including drafting and prosecuting applications, portfolio management, and opposition and opinion work.
  • Assisting Allens' IP practice in the delivery of a broad range of legal and commercial services, particularly in litigation matters where patent attorney input is critical.

What you'll bring

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Experience working in a well-regarded top tier law or patent attorney firm, international firm or boutique firm. Experience in an in-house team is also highly regarded.
  • A strong academic background, ideally research or industry experience in your field.
  • A specialisation in electrical engineering, ICT, or similar disciplines.
  • Solid experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in the areas of electrical engineering or ICT.
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as a patent attorney and as a leader.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
  • We will also consider candidates who are part-qualified and currently studying for their Patent Attorney qualification.

What we offer

At Allens, we’re focused on advancing our industry through equipping our people with the skills and experience they need to be the lawyers of the future. We’re ready to define tomorrow. Are you?

With us, you’ll be more than a Patent Attorney. Our people are technical experts, but they’re also trusted business advisers who think bigger, more broadly and more strategically. Together, we solve complex legal challenges, and collaborate across practice areas and disciplines to guide our clients.

We work across borders too, thanks to our alliance with Linklaters. This strategic partnership opens up worlds of opportunity for our business and our people, including rotations in Linklaters London, Hong Kong and Singapore for our graduate lawyers.

In a rapidly changing world, we seek opportunities to innovate, embracing creative thinking, new approaches and emerging technology. And we don’t just use them to benefit ourselves and our clients. We believe strongly in driving positive change to do right by our community too.

Our teams are open, inclusive and encouraging, giving you the chance to learn and grow, but your development will be down to you. You’ll have the flexibility to drive your career, and we’ll recognise your achievements and hard work as you progress through the firm. Are you ready to begin?

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to A recruitment consultant from the team will be in touch.

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