The IPSILON Group, comprising the firms IPSILON, Cabinet Nuss, Nony, IP Hills and Lecomte & Partners, is a highly esteemed, full-service Intellectual Property group of firms headquartered in France, with a growing international network through increased acquisition in France and abroad. Founded in 2001, the firm has grown exponentially over the subsequent two decades and, following the recent acquisitions in 2023 of Cabinet Nony in Paris, Lecomte & Partners in Luxembourg and IP Hills in Belgium, now employs over 200 people elevating it to one of the top 5 IP firms in France and in the Belux area.
The firm now boasts a combined 70 Patent Attorneys, 25 Trademark and Design lawyers and 75 paralegals, across 14 offices – 9 in France, two in Germany, one in Luxembourg, one in Belgium and, as a measure of its true international capability, one in the United States (New York). The firm will benefit from continued future growth investment, making the IPSILON Group an exciting long-term proposition.
Due to an ever-increasing workload, the firm would like to recruit an experienced European Patent Attorney for Lecomte & Partners to support the team in Luxembourg.
In summary, the candidate will:
- Conduct prior art searches;
- File and draft patent applications;
- Oversee patent prosecution activities;
- Handle oppositions before the EPO;
- Advise clients in relation to patent portfolio management, including strategies for protection and enforcement in order to maximise the portfolio’s true value and potential from a commercial perspective;
- Provide advice in relation to litigation and agreements, including licensing.
The successful candidate will ideally possess:
- Fully qualified European Patent Attorney, with proven experience;
- A degree in mechanical and/or electrical engineering or physics;
- A background working in either private practice and/or industry in the field of Mechanics, physics and/or equivalent;
- Experience across several activities, including patent portfolio management, FTO matters and oppositions/litigation;
- Fluency in oral and written English and French is mandatory, with additional German language skills ideal.