Shooting from the IP

May 1, 2013

One tortuous pun, but a handful of excellent IP associate roles

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Looks like the market for IP associates is reasonably healthy, with a handful of organisations advertising for both contentious and non-contentious individuals on that primus inter pares of legal career sites, Professionals in Law.

Olswang is looking for a mid-level associate in London to concentrate on contentious work, particularly patent litigation. You’ll be joining an international team of over 100 partners, associates, trademark attorneys and patent attorneys. Olswang recently held an IP event at the ‘iconic Showroom Bonami Mannequins in Aalter, Belgium’, a venue which is ‘famous for developing authentic mannequins and… renowned for linking craftsmanship with a visionary search for a sense of form.’

Down in Southampton, Thomas Eggar is looking for a junior level IP associate to concentrate on IT. This is a creative firm with a strong sense of corporate responsibility. Added to which, according to a Southampton community site, the city is ‘home or birthplace to a growing number of contemporary musicians such as R’n'B soulstar Craig David [and] 1980s popstar Howard Jones’.

Back in London, RPC is scouting around for a mid-level IP associate to concentrate on ‘the full gamut of contentious IP on a national and international basis. Work will include all types of dispute resolution, IP infringements, ownership and licensing issues, as well as strategic reviews and advice on IP/technology issues.’ Among a generous array of other perks, RPC offers a ‘branded online benefits system called Pick ‘n’ Mix’.

Finally, Slaughter and May is in the market for a non-contentious IP/IT associate. The successful candidate will have 2-5 years PQE. Apparently, applying to Slaughters is a pleasurable experience, as ‘we do not use psychometric testing and try to avoid form filling and formulaic processes’. Good-oh. AB

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