Intellectual Property Officer Permanent Edinburgh, Scotland Posted
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We are pureLiFi
pureLiFi is the world leader in Light Fidelity (LiFi) innovation and Visual Light Communication (VLC) systems. Our products provide pervasive high-speed wireless access that delivers significantly greater security, safety and data densities than Wi-Fi.

Those joining this pioneering team at pureLiFi will be part of creating our wireless future. LiFi will be the solution that delivers us unlimited bandwidth and unlimited data, powering our connectivity demands of the future.

Join us
We are looking for an Intellectual Property (IP) Officer to join our team, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. The IP Officer will develop in-house IP competency and expand the existing patent portfolio of pureLiFi as a global leader in the field of light communications. They will support new and existing business units with commercial IP matters. This is an exciting opening in a UK based global industry leader that wishes to invest further in its IP platform. pureLiFi is an enlightened small enterprise with considerable growth prospects and this role offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future success of the organisation.

You will make an impact by:
• Developing and leading the Intellectual Property portfolio and expertise within pureLiFi.
• Supporting and developing the company’s IP and business unit strategy.
• Collaborating weekly with the IP Group comprising company leadership to guide, discuss and action IP activities.
• Managing and prosecuting the existing patent portfolio to generate patents of maximum commercial value.
• Drafting and filing new applications in-house in liaison with the technical team/IP Group.
• Supporting and guiding patent enforcement and oppositions.
• Developing Freedom to Operate positions and advising on associated risks for new products.
• Providing in-house prior art searches and teaching use of that skill within the technical team.
• Managing licensing, litigation and acquisition of intellectual property.
• Providing guidance on IP Agreements and the retention of trade secrets.
• Providing guidance and support for Trade Marks.
• Delivering regular IP training in conjunction with our Legal team, for all employees.
• Managing interactions with external IP patent attorneys/providers.
• Managing the budget for Intellectual Property and managing all internal IP records.

You’ll thrive if you:
• Have demonstrable experience (5+ years) qualified or part-qualified European/UK Patent Attorney with an interest in US patent law.
• Are educated to degree level or equivalent in a STEM subject.
• Have proven experience of managing, expanding, maintaining and reporting a commercially focussed Intellectual Property portfolio and developing and guiding IP strategy.
• Have the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with both commercial and technical employees at all levels within the enterprise.
• Have demonstrated effective people skills and knowledge of required IP tools.

We can offer you:
• A close-knit, multi-disciplinary team in Edinburgh representing over 15 different nationalities.
• A 35 hour week with a flexible working policy allowing for a 4 day week and mix of home and office working.
• Salary that reflects your knowledge and experience.
• Share options so you are invested in our ongoing success.
• 35 days holiday allowance to give you time to re-energise.
• Private medical insurance to keep you healthy.
• Life Assurance and Income Protection Insurance for peace of mind.
• Pension Scheme contributions so you can save for the future.

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