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Patent Secretary

G2 Legal Limited
£40k - 50k per year + Bonus Scheme
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Our client, a distinguished and leading Intellectual Property (IP) firm, is actively seeking a highly organised and detail-oriented Patent Secretary to join the dynamic team. This role is pivotal in supporting the patent attorneys and ensuring the efficient operation of patent processes.

As a Patent Secretary, you will provide essential administrative support to the patent attorneys, assisting with the preparation, filing, and management of patent applications. Your role will be critical in maintaining the high standards of service that our client is known for, ensuring accuracy and compliance with all relevant regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily monitoring of prompt schedules, dealing with cases independently where possible, and liaising with records to remove old prompts
  • Proactively prepare official forms for UK, European and international patent and design applications and some foreign patent applications
  • Amending letters, emails, specifications (including using tracked changes), ensuring completed documents are delivered accurately and to a consistently high standard
  • Using the internal database to look up case/client information, using links to relevant Patent Office websites
  • Preparing standard reporting letters without instruction
  • Preparing papers/bundles for oral proceedings


  • 3-5 years of experience as a Patent Secretary or in a similar role within an IP or legal environment
  • Thorough understanding of patent procedures and documentation requirements
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and patent management software
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

What Our Client Offers:

  • A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • A professional and supportive work environment
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement
  • The chance to work with a leading IP firm known for its expertise and commitment to excellence

Apply online or contact Antony Setford at G2 Legal today.


Since 1999, we’ve been driven by one core passion – matching talent. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s most established legal recruiters with offices across the country and Sydney, Australia. Our dedicated divisions extend across Patent, Trademark & Intellectual Property, Company Secretarial and International roles.


We're proud of the strong relationships we've forged with both clients and candidates over the years. Our team have a deep knowledge of their markets, which translates into an exceptional level of service. Our Trustpilot reviews speak for themselves.


We believe in matching the right people with the right businesses, and we're proud to have helped every individual advance their careers through us - from starting out as a newly qualified professional all the way to becoming a Partner.


Investing in our own people has been a founding principle and we have an ongoing learning and development program to help our staff grow and achieve their career goals. G2 Legal. We believe in 5 core values that we live by, Integrity, Empathy, Innovation, Collaboration and Passion.

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