IP Manager

  • Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Closing by 15/11/2019
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CT106_1_2019 - IP Manager

Posted: 29/10/2019 10:20

Salary: Competitive

Location: Guy's Hospital, London

Level: Business Development

Deadline: 15/11/2019 17:00

Hours: 37.50

Benefits: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Purpose of Role:

The role of the Intellectual Property Manager will unite strong scientific and analytical skills with commercial awareness to make recommendations for the protection and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) and for the negotiation of IP contractual terms.  To provide this level of input it is necessary that the IP Manager has a good understanding of patentability and of how to protect intellectual property including the patenting process from capturing IP, drafting patent applications, managing patent applications through examination to final grant and ongoing maintenance of a patent portfolio. In addition, the IP Manager should have an understanding of standard IP provisions within agreements and experience of dealing with IP contractual queries.

The role will include frequent communication and meetings with scientists, and the IP Manager will become familiar with the projects and the project teams.  The IP Manager will be expected to provide IP training and education both internally and externally.

As part of the transactions and IP team, which lies within the business development group, the IP Manager will participate at regular meetings to provide information.

Key Accountabilities:

An IP “expert” within matrix project teams, and identifying IP arising from projects

Research of patent landscapes and communicating findings to the Head of IP

Providing training on IP issues

Review of disclosures

Advising project teams upon IP issues and contractual queries relating to IPR

Working closely with the Head of IP to develop patenting strategies

Taking advice from external patent attorneys

Preparing budgets relating to IP


A minimum of 4-5+ years working with intellectual property

Handling a diversity of scientific projects simultaneously

Discussing complex scientific topics outside of your “comfort zone” as a peer

Identifying and capturing new patentable inventions internally and during collaboration

Understanding and resolving IP contractual queries

Knowledge / Skills / Competencies:

A clear understanding of IP entitlement and the ability to provide information relating to particular patent landscapes by using patent databases and national registers

Ability to interpret and discuss complex scientific ideas

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work quickly and accurately, with limited supervision, good initiative taker

Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize work whilst dealing with high volume issues, changing priorities and tight deadlines

Accurate with a strong focus on attention to detail

Keeps up to date with scientific advances, expertise and best practice in intellectual property

Proven ability to engage constructively with colleagues at all levels across different departments to deliver objectives

Ability to quickly establish credibility and build rapport and trust

A good team player

Education / Qualifications:

BSc Hons in a relevant life science

MSc / PhD / DPhil in a relevant life science discipline would be preferred but not necessary

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, MSc or PEB Foundation exams an advantage but not necessary

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