Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Melbourne, Australia

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrickis seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its Melbourne, Australia, offices.

Your ambitious nature will see your career develop. You will be supported with on the job training and exposure to attain business acumen and management skills. A willingness to take on business development opportunities is essential. Your client handling skills will ensure your success in this fast paced working environment with a variety of work from a strong client base of both local and international clients. You will become part of a collaborative and well-resourced team of attorneys located in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Strong analytical ability and good communication skills are a must along with exceptional written and verbal capabilities. Your professional and assertive approach will ensure your success within the firm.

A varied workload will see you responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications, advising clients in relation to patent portfolio management, and opportunities to be involved in oppositions and/or assist with advising on patent litigation.

You will be degree qualified in a Biotechnology related field at honours level and ideally, will have completed a PhD. You may have majors in a biotechnology field such as molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and genetics which will be highly regarded. For a near qualified attorney, full study support is available, all within an environment which offers a true work-life balance.

Apply now to take up this opportunity and start your career with one of Australia's leading patent and trade mark attorney firms!

Please forward your curriculum vitae and a covering letter in confidence to: Alternatively, contact Jenita Harrison, People & Development Advisor +613 9614 1944 for a confidential discussion. Applications close 31 October, 2013.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Melbourne, Australia