Patent Secretary

G2 Legal Limited
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
8 Mar 2021

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An opportunity has opened up for an experienced Patent Secretary to join a leading IP firm based in Manchester.

This role will be to provide secretarial support to the Partner, fee earner and paralegal team. You will become a key member of the firm's support team, reporting to the Secretarial Manager. This role will include a range of different duties that will include administrative activities, assisting the patent team with its work, including but not limited to, liaising with the patent office. You will be working in collaboration with other team members to all aspects of patent cases the fee earners may be working on.
This is an opportunity that can offer the scope for the right professional to develop their career further, with a variety of courses that can be undertaken and the potential to take a more senior position.
  • Taking dictations and hand written drafts are completed within
  • Invoices to clients
  • Liaising with the EPO and UKPO
  • Audiotyping;
  • Reviewing any correspondence from patent offices
  • Receiving incoming emails, noting instructions and relevant deadlines and saving to electronic files
  • Booking any travel arrangements
  • Receiving and passing on telephone messages
  • To work in collaboration with other team members
  • 2 years' experience working within a similar role within an IP firm
  • A CIPA qualification would be advantageous but not essential
  • Willing to be flexible
  • Hard working, ability to adapt and a team player
  • Previous experience working with the EPO and UKPO
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of intellectual property matters and a desire to develop your career in this practice area 
For more information regarding this opportunity contact Antony Setford at G2 Legal.


Established in 1999, G2 Legal is one of the UK’s largest privately owned legal recruitment firms and has acquired years of experience providing a quality, professional and delivery-focused service to both candidates and employers across the UK.

As a truly national company G2 Legal works with leading law-firms, in-house and public sector clients, sourcing and placing Lawyers, Legal Executives and Paralegals from Newly Qualified to Equity Partner status on both a permanent and temporary basis, within their organisations.

Our personal approach and commitment to understanding the needs of both our clients and candidates has allowed us to build an enviable reputation within the sector as a highly trusted and knowledgeable partner in meeting a diverse range of employment requirements.

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