Engineering/ICT Patent Attorneys

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Spruson & Ferguson is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) service firms operating in the Asia-Pacific region. We have more than 130 years of experience providing a variety of services in the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP from our offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 400 people includes some of the most highly regarded IP professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. The team services a diverse client base of Fortune Global 500 companies, SMEs, public sector research organisations, foreign associates and local clients.

Spruson & Ferguson is a subsidiary of IPH Limited, the first IP services group to list on the ASX.

The Role

We are seeking highly motivated registered Trans-Tasman patent attorneys from Associate to Principal level, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to join our Engineering/ICT teams in our Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney offices.

The successful candidates will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the engineering and/or ICT fields, advising clients in relation to patent portfolio management, infringement and patentability issues, as well as assisting in patent oppositions and/or patent litigation.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this opportunity candidates will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with honours or higher qualification in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or related engineering disciplines;
  • At least five years post-qualification experience;
  • Strong analytical ability;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Drive and enthusiasm; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.

The position offers scope for significant autonomy, continuing professional development and the opportunity to apply for a flexible working arrangement.  

We also offer the opportunity to work closely with highly experienced practitioners across various disciplines servicing the firm’s substantial local and overseas client base.

As experience and skills grow, as well as offering strong prospects for career and salary advancement, we offer a competitive salary package along with the possibility of participation in staff incentive plans.

How to apply

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  • Please include your resume and a cover letter that outlines your eligibility for the role in your application.
  • Please reference the role you are applying for in the subject line of your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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