Associate/Senior Associate, Intellectual Property Advisory, Reading Associate/Senior Associate, Intellectual Property  …

in Reading, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in Reading, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Associate/Senior Associate, Intellectual Property Advisory, Reading
Your opportunity
Following the acquisition of ClearViewIP on May 31st ( press release ) and the successful integration with other IP capabilities across the Firm, Deloitte IP Advisory is the leading specialist intellectual property service provider supporting clients across the globe with IP Strategy and Transaction Advisory Services.

IP Advisory helps clients develop comprehensive IP strategies, implement effective IP processes, build and strengthen their IP portfolios, asses, value and monetize their IP and seek operational efficiencies. Through our services, clients are able to understand their competitive position, build value, manage risks and unlock additional income streams.

The IP Advisory team includes CIPOs, business builders, licensing executives, IP valuation professionals, and technologists with decades of experience working with multinational FTSE and Fortune 100 companies as well as SME's and academic institutions.

Our clients operate in fast-paced industries, across all industry sectors and we look to recruit people who can keep up with the latest technology trends, predict future markets and gather and analyse complex data to evaluate the outputs of R&D and innovation activities and develop an understanding of a wide range of intellectual assets types, such as patent portfolios, designs, trade secrets and know-how, trademarks and software and their use in supporting our clients' business objectives.

People are the heart of our company. We are a close knit, highly skilled team, well connected and recognised internationally as leading industry professionals. We can offer you a dynamic and challenging work environment, supported by professional training and development and the opportunity to work on challenging and highly significant projects.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Your role
IP Advisory Associates provide support to the consulting activity of the senior team, undertaking IP analysis, technology and market research, and for example preparing reports on the IP portfolios of clients and companies active in their sector. Our IP Advisory Associates are encouraged to expand their experience by working with the more experienced team members on IP-centric transactions, such as M&A, IP divestitures, acquisitions and licensing.

Responsibilities include:
  • Researching into markets and technology to understand the client's competitive position
  • Searching and analysing patent and non-patent data to find prior art, patents for acquisition or commercialisation opportunities for client's own patents
  • Developing marketing collateral and valuation models for a wide range of IP portfolios, including patents, trademarks, designs, database rights, knowhow and trade-secrets, in support of licensing or sale negotiations or acquisition programs
  • Assisting clients in identifying and documenting their innovation with a view to ensuring it is protected effectively, through the most appropriate IP mechanisms to support the client's strategy and drive enterprise value
On the job training and mentoring is provided by other team members including Managers, Assistant Directors and Directors and Partners and you will contribute to a range of projects for different clients and technology/market sectors.

Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: Reading office. There will be an opportunity for client facing experience and where appropriate, travel within the UK and overseas.

Work pattern: This is a permanent opportunity on a full-time basis.

Your professional experience
Deloitte IP Advisory looks for highly motivated, high achieving individuals with the following qualities:
  • An engineering or science background capable of understanding complex technologies with a degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences or Mathematics (2:1 or higher); Postgraduate qualifications are particularly valued
  • Thorough and methodical approach to research, data analysis and report writing
  • A keen interest in innovation, technology and its commercial application
  • Independent, motivated and self-driven while enjoying teamwork and cooperation
  • Strong presentation and communication skills - remote and face to face client interaction is an expectation of the role
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • No prior knowledge or experience in intellectual property is required for entry level, but relevant qualifications (e.g. LLM or PG Certificate in IP), or experience, will be valued. A willingness to learn is essential.
  • Candidates with 1 to 2 years' experience in the intellectual property field are also encouraged to apply
Your service line: Financial Advisory
Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you'll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

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