Job title
Counsel - Global Technology, Data and Brands

Counsel- Global Technology, Data and Brands

Job Profile Summary

At BP, we’re committed to providing the energy that fuels growth and improves lives but in new ways, with fewer emissions. These are big, complex challenges which new technologies are helping us meet.

The Global Technology, Data and Brands group within BP Legal provides co-ordinated legal support on technology and intellectual property-related matters across all our global businesses. As part of this global function, you’ll be part of the team providing central co-ordination for major Intellectual Asset Management risks.

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About the opportunity

You’ll provide commercially focused intellectual asset and intellectual property-related legal advice to technology teams supporting the Applied Chemistry and Physics research team, the Petrochemicals business and the Formulated Products Technology group. As technology platforms develop, you’ll also support newer businesses such as our oil change technology platform and our electric vehicle charging organisation.

We’ll look to you to provide commercially focused advice on technology and intellectual property-related issues and to support strategy development. You’ll identify risks and contribute to their mitigation, and provide specialist training for clients, supporting functions and non-specialist lawyers.

The role will see you interact with a range of individuals including representatives from technology, business and licensing and inventors, IP managers and IP solicitors to execute strategies and acquire rights. You’ll also evaluate external IP rights, manage IP disputes and provide expert guidance.

About you

You’ll either be a solicitor who is qualified to practise in England and Wales or an EPO-qualified Patent Attorney. A degree or equivalent in engineering or science would be ideal.

You will bring us post-qualification experience in patent applications, worldwide portfolios and IP agreements plus their investigation and evaluation. Naturally, you’ll be adept at assimilating complex and ambitious information to identify issues and aid decision making. Commercial awareness and adaptability will be key, as will your ability for understanding client business and technology.

You’ll ideally have managed technology disputes such as patent litigation or overseeing oppositions before the EPO, and worked within a global, multi-disciplinary team.

Segment: Corporate & Functions

Job Family Group: Legal Group

Relocation available: No

Travel required: Yes - up to 10%

Time Type: Full time

Country: United Kingdom

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Posted date
30 January 2020
United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
Company Details
About BP: We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.
  • UK: South East