Job title
European Patent Attorney, Amersham, UK

Role Summary:

Reporting to GE Biopharma’s Chief IP Counsel, this in-house role will provide an opportunity to work with a global, cross-functional team on specific aspects of patent strategy across GE’s Biopharma business. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • drafting patent applications
  • prosecuting a global patent portfolio, including acting as the European representative before the European Patent Office for European applications
  • general IP counselling
  • managing idea generation
  • opposition work
  • freedom-to-operate reviews
  • licensing and enforcement

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, practices and procedures relating to patent procurement in Europe, US and Asia.
  • Technical experience working in the life sciences or healthcare sector, advantageously: in bioprocessing; fluidic; and/or electromechanical control fields.
  • Experience acting as European representative before the European Patent Office.
  • Experience prioritizing competing demands to make real time decisions/recommendations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly identify & prioritize issues, develop process-driven solutions, and effectively communicate with a wide range of people.
  • UK-Qualified Patent Attorney (not essential, and not applicable for employees applying from Sweden).


  • European Patent Attorney
  • Technical background in electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering, software, physics or equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capable of devising innovative IP strategies
Candidates should note that this role will be in scope for the proposed transition of GE Biopharma to Danaher and will transfer to Danaher at close of this transaction.

Candidates can apply for the role by logging into GE careers via the link ( and quoting reference number – 3401209. Alternatively, you can contact the recruiter Pearse O’Brien directly on 

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Reference number
Posted date
9 January 2020
On application
Amersham, UK
Pearse O’Brien
  • UK: London
  • UK: South East