Fox Mandal
Fox Mandal

Fox Mandal & Associates LLP is looking to hire a senior associate - patent

Applicants with 8 years of PQE, apply now!

Fox Mandal & Associates LLP is looking for a registered patent agent with a minimum PQE of 8 years preferably in the legal industry to join the Intellectual Property Team as a Senior Associate.  

The position demands strong technical, drafting, and commercial skills with a willingness to work pro-actively in a growing team. Individuals with the right attitude & aptitude for professional services, a flexible and multi-tasking mindset are desired.

PQE: 8 Years

Qualification: B.E/B. Tech in Electronics/Computer Science/Telecommunication/Mechanical and Patent Agent. 

Key Skills 

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in Patents, especially Patent Searches, Drafting, Prosecution, etc.

  • Must be a registered Patent Agent.

  • Strong technical, drafting, and commercial skills.

  • Excellent analytical, communication, and research skills.

  • Commitment to high work standards and strong attention to detail.

  • Business development aptitude, interest, and experience.

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity.

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for these relationships; and

  • Willingness to help subordinates through mentoring and sharing experiences.

  • Law Degree would be an added advantage.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Conduct patentability searches including prior art search, benchmarking, white space analysis, competitor patent monitoring, landscape analysis etc.

  • Advise clients with respect to matters related to the area of specialty on FTOs, non-infringement, validity etc.

  • Draft specifications and file ordinary, conventional applications, national phase applications, PCT Applications etc.

  • Manage prosecutions by attending hearings, filing written submissions and responses etc.

  • Formulate patent strategies to optimise protection, commercialize and enforce clients’ rights.

  • Identifies risk and recommends solutions that help address the client’s objectives.

  • Assist in client networking, business development and practice development initiatives, as and when needed.

  • Build and maintain client relationships, provide support & guidance to other members of the team.

  • Undertake knowledge management, thought leadership & profile building initiatives.

  • Pro-actively correspond & communicate within and outside the Firm, on client and practice matters.

Interested candidates can submit their CV here.

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