Intellectual Property (Litigation) Lawyer

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About the Company

Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Limited is a leading, boutique law firm specialising in intellectual property litigation, commercial transactions & advice. It is associated with a leading patent and trade mark attorney firm, Spruson & Ferguson Pty Limited, part of the IPH Group. IPH Limited is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

The Role

We are seeking a lawyer with three to six years of experience (Associate level) in intellectual property litigation with exposure to patent litigation to join our firm.

The position would be ideally suited to a lawyer who enjoys high caliber IP litigation in the patent area and is looking to work with “blue chip” clients and more hands-on responsibility for matters.

The key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Management of your workflow including arranging for review and supervision of your work by the Principals of Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, such work including:
  • Drafting legal advice on all IP matters;
  • Preparing and drafting evidence for all IP litigation and opposition matters;
  • Drafting or responding to letters of demand in relation to IP matters;
  • Drafting or assisting with drafting of statements of claim, other court documents and IP Australia opposition documents;
  • Conducting research on points of law;
  • Liaising with clients;
  • Conducting due diligence; and other legal work as required.
  • Management of your work quality and ensuring appropriate quality control of work undertaken by you;
  • Management of your work timeliness and ensuring appropriate timing of work undertaken by you;
  • Management of your day-to-day activities and interacting with relevant professional and support staff members to achieve both your and Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers’ short and long-term plans;
  • Management of administrative functions, including recording of work-in-progress (WIP), management of potential and actual conflicts of interest, and management of professional standard obligations;
  • Coordinating and communicating with other Principals and practice groups, and corporate group members (as appropriate);
  • Participation, as requested, in marketing activities including undertaking marketing visits to clients, professional organisations and attending relevant events;
  • Participation, as requested, in appropriate professional organisations and other representative industry bodies to promote Spruson & Ferguson or Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers; and such other responsibilities as directed by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers from time to time commensurate with your role as a junior professional employee of Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers.


Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role, applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • Three or more years’ experience in IP Litigation;
  • Excellent technical skills with a strong client focus;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • A positive approach with a can-do attitude; and
  • The ability to work autonomously and within a team.

What we offer

This is an excellent opportunity offering scope for growth and development with significant autonomy and career advancement.

The successful candidate will work closely with highly motivated and qualified practitioners in a friendly and supportive team environment.

A competitive remuneration package is on offer to the right candidate, including access to incentive plans, after probation.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please select “Apply” and submit your CV along with a covering letter, and academic transcripts.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.