Job title
Patent attorney, Hertfordshire

Patent attorney, Hertfordshire

Are you a newly qualified or finals standard Patent Attorney seeking a new role within industry? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are seeking a Patent Counsel to join our team in Stevenage.

This a rare opportunity to work at the heart of a science-led, global healthcare company – interacting directly with business leaders and clients, with the ability to influence the overall IP strategy.

The Role:

Patent Counsel (recently qualified or finals standard)

With patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency underpinning our activities, we research and develop a broad range of innovative products in the primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. By bringing to market novel medicines, our mission is to help millions of people across the world to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our Intellectual Property department plays an integral role in realising our mission by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The IP group provides proactive support via patent teams to research sites in Europe and US, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a change-orientated, entrepreneurial and fast-moving culture.

If you can help protect our interests as part of GSK IP, we’ll look after yours. Our investment in training, development and learning opportunities will empower you to be the best you can be, and we’ll make sure you have a stimulating and diverse role that will enable you develop your expertise as you create value for GSK.

This means you’ll be involved in everything from filing and prosecuting patent applications to secure exclusivity for our R&D investments, to evaluating and mitigating risks to our IP through opposition and litigation, for performing due diligence on proposed business transactions, educating client businesses on sound legal practices, negotiating legal agreements with internal and external parties, and proactively helping to confront legal risks facing GSK.

We want people who share our values and believe in our mission. You’ll be a recently qualified CPA/EPA or finals standardwith experience ideally in pharmaceuticals, vaccines or a related field, and as well as having a degree in chemistry or life sciences you’ll be a team player with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills.

To find out more and apply, go to and search for Job Requisition number 253945.

Reference number
Job Requisition number 253945
Posted date
9 June 2020
Company Details
  • UK: East of England
  • UK: South East