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IP Support

Date: 10-Jul-2019

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exeprienced administration professional to join GKN Aerospace, based at our Filton facility, Bristol. 

The IP Counsel requires the provision of legal advice and assistance (in collaboration with the GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Counsel responsible for technology and IP matters for Engine Systems) to GKN Aerospace in relation to all IP related matters and the IP aspects of commercial and corporate transactions

The successful candidate will offer support to the IP Counsel in all administrative duties required by the business.


  • Organise IPC meetings at quarterly (or other required) intervals.
  • Prepare and distribute relevant materials for IPC meetings (including one page invention summaries).
  • Taking minutes for IPC meetings, and circulating to the attendees.
  • Ensuring that inventors are kept informed of progress with their invention disclosure form submission.
  • Liaising with engineers and patent attorneys to arrange patent drafting meetings
  • Liaising with engineers and external firms to ensure external firms have the required information.
  • Monitoring communications on patent application drafts and liaising with engineers and external firms to ensure the timeliness of this activity.
  • Provide other administrative support relating to the IP management activities of GKN Aerospace.
  • Set up third party watches with relevant individuals using Goldfire.
  • Assume responsibility for creating a new IP section on Aeronet as a repository for relevant IP information/guidance etc.


  • IT literate (Microsoft, Outlook and Word)
  • Demonstrable administrative or secretarial experience
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Trustworthy and discreet
  • Adaptable and flexible

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