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Intellectual Property Lawyer- Patent Litigation - London

Intellectual Property - Private Practice
Ref: 532 Date Posted: Tuesday 25 Jun 2024

Excellent new position of an Intellectual Property lawyer to join a highly ranking IP team to specifically focus on Patent Litigation working as part of a UK team as well a wider European IP team. The focus of the role is business critical patent litigation and related patent advisory work. The role will be based in London and hybrid-working is on offer. 

Role Overview:

  • This is an opportunity to work with one of the largest IP teams in the UK advising a wide range of life sciences, blue chip technology, manufacturing, and retail companies on business critical IP litigation, as well as all aspects of the exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. 
  • The Intellectual property contentious team is involved in precedent setting actions before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and CJEU in both hard and soft IP. They have been involved in 3 cases before the Supreme Court as well as references to the CJEU and are developing a strong pan-EU offering in respect of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). 
  • The contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work is done in a standalone, unitary IP team which services its own clients as well as those of the wider firm. The work includes advising clients on freedom to operate, strategic business critical litigation, managing their intellectual property and optimising their returns and investment. It also includes advising on potential collaborations with third parties and on the IP aspects of the sale or purchase of businesses. 
  • A substantial number of the team have science backgrounds in a wide range of disciplines. Coupled with legal expertise, this puts the team as one of the leaders in handling challenging IP disputes. In addition, the team has extensive experience of specialist sectors such as life sciences, energy, AI, retail, ICT, financial services and automotive to list but a few.
  • Many of the matters which the team handles include an international element and there is a considerable knowledge base within the team concerning practices and the variety of ways disputes are handled in other jurisdictions, as well as regular opportunities to collaborate with IP colleagues across Pinsent Masons' international offices. Such knowledge is essential where cross-border factors are involved or forum shopping is an issue.
  • A number of the IP team also have expertise in the high tech space and we have been retained by clients such as Fujitsu, World Bank Group, Safran, Amadeus, Orsted and Scottish Power in relation to patent matters. 
  • The IP team works for a variety of high profile clients across a number of different sectors, including life sciences, advanced manufacturing, technology, financial services and energy. They operate as a national team within the firm and there is scope and opportunity to work with lawyers and for clients across all of our UK and International offices. 
  • The team is committed to technical excellence, quality and outstanding client service and your continued development and learning will be our priority. 
  • On offer is also a first-class training and career development programme. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • You will have been working in a well regarded patent litigation practice, have significant experience of handling patent involving complex technologies, but must also be willing to work on matters across a range of subject matter. Experience of opinion, and / or contentious work is required.
  • You will be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues in an agile environment.
  • You will be technically strong and able to exercise good commercial judgment.
  • You will have the strong interpersonal skills necessary to develop strong relationships with clients and market contacts and across the wider firm. 

On Offer: 

On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefits package including: bonus, pensions and flexible benefits. 

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact:


David Thomson- Director

0203 174 2482