Job title
Patent Attorneys, London or Southampton

We are seeking part and fully-qualified patent attorneys to work in London or Southampton

We are seeking part and fully-qualified patent attorneys to work in London or Southampton

Picture yourself working in one of the largest companies in the world. You are at the forefront of a transforming industry and this role will challenge you like no other. Our mission is to provide our consumers with a range of outstanding, innovative reduced risk products from which they can choose. Put simply: more choice, more innovation, less risk. 

We have invested $2.5bn over the last six years in the commercialisation and development of potentially reduced-risk cigarette alternatives and our commitment to the future is larger still.

British American Tobacco’s patents team has never been busier and is currently expanding with an exciting and challenging opportunity for Patent Attorneys to join our team, based at either our global headquarters in London or at our R&D facility in Southampton. As a Patent Attorney, you will provide the company with global, business-relevant advice on how best to protect our technical innovations in key markets, as well as advising on issues relating to infringement, validity and licensing. The work of the Patents team spans a wide range of technology areas including electronics and chemical formulations, novel heating technologies and inhaled delivery mechanisms, all in support of our potentially reduced-risk cigarette alternatives including electronic cigarettes, plant biotechnology, high speed manufacturing processes & machinery, and cigarette and filter product technology. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right attorneys to develop their skills in a fast-moving commercial environment.

Essential requirements:

  • a UK Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney, or an equivalent qualified patent practitioner with strong post-qualification experience, preferably with some in-house experience; or 
  • a part-qualified or recently qualified UK Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, or equivalent patent practitioner;
  • the right candidate is more important than the technical area of expertise; 
  • ability to provide commercially focused advice and to interact at all levels within the business;
  • ability to translate complex IP issues into easily understandable terms and to communicate these effectively both orally and in writing;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, ability to manage and prioritize own workload.

For more information please contact Oana Chermenschi by e-mail on

Posted date
23 January 2019
How to apply
E-mail Oana Chermenschi on the email address below.
Oana Chermenschi
Company Details
British American Tobacco is a market leading, global organisation with a long-established history and a bright and dynamic future.
  • UK: London
  • UK: South East