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Patent Attorney - Move to Brisbane!
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
Michael Buck IP

Our Firm

Michael Buck IPis a Brisbane based, privately owned patent attorney firm with a team of experienced and ambitious attorneys. We are now the third largest filer of provisional and PCT applications in Queensland and all our attorneys are at capacity. We are looking for enthusiastic New Zealand Patent Attorneys who are interested in moving over to Brisbane, Australia and join one of Australia's fastest growing patent attorney firms.

Your Role

As a critically important member of our team of attorneys, you'll enjoy meeting with local clients, and helping them to fully capture the value of their intellectual property. Day to day you'll draft patent specifications, prepare examination responses for the major jurisdictions and provide advice regarding filing strategies, infringement and validity of patents. You'll be encouraged to exchange ideas and to try new approaches to firm building.

What's in it for You

  1. Good Money We operate with a relatively low overhead base from our inner city suburban premises. Consequently we pay our attorneys above market rate salaries.
  2. Win-Win Philosophy Our philosophy is that all team members must share in and contribute to the success of our firm.
  3. Path to Equity We're independent and privately owned. The normal pathways to equity partnership remain in place here.
  4. Happiness Matters You'll enjoy a relaxed, smart casual workplace in a friendly open-office environment where your ideas are welcomed, taken seriously and acted upon to improve the firm.
  5. Brisbane! Brisbane is a vibrant city with great weather, a dynamic arts and culture scene, a food-lovers paradise with endless dining options, markets and shopping precincts. Brisbane is a terrific city to raise a family with great schools, parks and public spaces and public transport.

Who You Are:

A confident, self-motivated attorney withentrepreneurial flair who enjoys client contact, who can put themselves in the client's shoes, who can anticipate the client's needs and can build relationships will find a team of like-minded colleagues waiting for them.


have a minimum of 2 years' post-qualification experience [up to senior level] as a registered Australian/NZ patent attorney or patent and trademark attorney [or are an overseas qualified patent attorney currently nearing qualification in Australia/NZ];

have a degree or higher qualification in ENGINEERING [electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, telecommunications and/or computer engineering] or SCIENCE [applied mathematics, physics, materials]

have hands-on experience in prosecuting/drafting mechanical patents [essential] and some opposition experience [preferable];

have strong technical, analytical + communication/people skills + strong commercial acumen;

are serious about carving out a LONG-TERM successful career with a vibrant successful firm that has the resources to support and help you to reach your full potential.

* trade mark experience will be valued but is not essential for this role.

Applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

Please no agents at this stage, thank you.

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