Job title
Chemical patent attorney, Infineum UK Ltd

Chemical patent attorney – Infineum UK Ltd

An opportunity has arisen for a chemical patent attorney wishing to work within industry to join the Law Department of Infineum at its global R&D headquarters, south of Oxford in the UK. 

The successful candidate will have 2 to 5 years’ post-qualification experience and become part of a small, experienced team of in-house US, UK and European patent attorneys and administrators in providing a full IP service to the Infineum businesses. As an integral member of the Law Department, involvement in a range of in-house initiatives can also be anticipated.

Infineum’s global research and development activity into additives for lubricants, fuels and other specialty fluids has undergone significant growth in recent years. With a large scientific client base, you will work closely with in-house inventors and their technical programs in identifying patentable opportunities and drafting new applications. You will also take on growing responsibility for other aspects of business support, including risk assessment work and the existing patent portfolio. 

The working philosophy of the Infineum Law Department is to handle its patent matters in-house wherever possible. Current patent attorneys conduct their own proceedings before the USPTO and EPO Appeal Boards, and across the department there is a depth of experience in contentious matters, including post-grant matters such as IPRs, oppositions and litigation. Growth of your experience in such areas can be expected as you gain familiarity with the business, supported by experienced colleagues and professional development.

Above all, you will want to work collaboratively with new legal, technical and commercial colleagues, and enjoy the proximity to inventors and the business environment that working in-house provides. 

If this sounds like you, please get in touch before the 31 July 2018

Richard Hart (

Jessica Roberts (

Posted date
5 - 31 July 2018
Richard Hart or Jessica Roberts
Company Details
Infineum is a world leader in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels.
  • UK: South East