Senior Paralegal, Patents - Sunbury
Senior Paralegal – Patents
BP is looking for a Senior Paralegal to manage domestic, foreign and international patent administration and formalities activities (i.e., patent filing, prosecution, and maintenance) in support of BP’s intellectual property needs in relation to the acquisition and maintenance of BP’s patent rights. This role will manage a global complex patent docket, assisting a team of attorneys in resolving routine legal issues with minimal or no supervision. A key priority will be to manage and reduce risk and cost for a number of patent activities such as the acquisition and maintenance of BP’s patent rights.
The successful candidate will Interact with UK Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Office) and other foreign patent offices with respect to administrative matters, interact with outside counsel with respect to formalities issues, instruct foreign law firms as appropriate, and manage all documents / correspondence in accordance with departmental practice; resolving the legal issues with minimal or no supervision; and working in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
You will be leading portfolio reviews with clients to ensure those clients’ portfolios are closely aligned with their strategy and provide legal expertise and technical recommendations in support of large transactions/ divestments and also in the acquisition of patents
You will also prepare and submit legal documents compliant with legal requirements for each jurisdiction and for GPTL patent practice such as powers of attorney and specific authorisations to third parties; patent transfer deeds; intercompany assignments and worldwide assignments; and arrange for the legalisation and notarisation of them in line with country-specific legal guidelines with minimal or no supervision or intervention from the attorney.
We are looking for a qualified paralegal (CIPA qualified or equivalent) who has previous experience in patent administration and formalities and previous experience of working in a law firm, or in-house legal team with patent attorneys. Your ability to prioritise workload in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment will be important and you will have excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work in a team and support colleagues.
BP is a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are proud of our fairness, equal opportunity and meritocracy which allows our employees to reach their full potential.
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