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Patent Attorney

London, UK

Patent Attorney

The Opportunity

Quell was founded in March 2019 in partnership with six prominent immunological experts from King’s College London, University College London, and Hannover Medical School, and is led by Iain McGill, a leading pharmaceutical executive with extensive relevant experience, having spent most of his 25 years in the industry in immunology, including the areas of solid organ and cell transplantation. The Company was founded with initial series A financing, led by Syncona Ltd who committed £34M with a further £1M contributed by UCL Technology Fund

The Role

Quell is looking for a recently qualified in-house patent attorney with a strong background in cell and protein engineering, immunology and immunotherapy.  Reporting directly to the Head of IP, you will be highly motivated, organised and personable, with good communication skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working with direct clients or in-house and must be capable of working as part of a team, directly with scientists. The main responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying new IP opportunities
  • Patentability assessments
  • Patent application drafting
  • Patent application prosecution
  • Monitoring third party IP
  • Reviewing FTOs
  • Preparing third party observations and Oppositions
  • Maintaining and updating IP management system
  • IP training.

Professional Qualities

  • You will be a fully qualified CPA and EPA with a strong background in cell/protein engineering and immunology. A PhD would be preferable.
  • You will be experienced in patent prosecution and will have had exposure to contentious actions – FTOs, third party observations and oppositions.
  • You will have experience in drafting patent applications.
  • You will be proficient in Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • You will have the ability to track, prioritise and carry out multiple tasks in parallel with excellent organization and planning skills.
  • You must have a good attention to detail.


Patent Attorney

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