IP Counsel

£Competitive

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Description

You will take the lead in pro-actively managing various specific IP conflicts and enforcement programs for Dyson across the world.

Market Overview

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview

Dyson learnt an early lesson in the value of IP, winning a gruelling battle against Hoover when it infringed our early cyclone technology patents. Our in-house legal teams have been at the forefront of Dyson ever since. 

Today, Dyson owns a global IP portfolio which includes over 3000 patents, as well as large numbers of trade marks and registered designs, spread across all of its key product categories. 

Accountabilities

Reporting to the Head of IP, Commercial, you will take the lead in pro-actively managing various specific IP conflicts and enforcement programs for Dyson across the world, in a way which delivers value to the Dyson group and supports the strategic aims of the business. You'll engage and co-ordinate with external counsel, as well as in-house Patent Attorneys responsible for building the IP portfolio, in order to develop cost-effective and targeted IP enforcement strategies tailored to the needs of the local markets.  

Skills

You will be a qualified IP Professional (Patent Attorney, IP Solicitor or Trade Mark Attorney) with relevant post qualification experience in a similar role. You will have experience of managing, or significant involvement with, contentious IP matters (whether relating to Patents, Designs or Trade Marks).

Benefits Overview

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 6-Jul-2018

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