IP Manager Newport

Publish Date
22 Feb 2018
Airbus Defence and Space
Newport GBR
Reference Code
10387278 CC EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Not specified

IP Manager Newport

Airbus DS Newport

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a IP Manager has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in NEWPORT.

An IP Manager in the IPR TER Team department of Airbus Defence and Space in UK (Newport) is a fully qualified and registered UK Chartered Patent Attorney (PA) and a fully or at least partial qualified and registered European Patent Attorney with a working experience of three to ten years of legal counselling in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) within the field of communication and security, both commercial and military.
Core PA work includes invention harvesting and the review of drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications done by external councils.
In addition, PA IP advisory work includes advising upon the risk of infringement of patents, patent landscape analysis, negotiation of IP clauses in contracts and providing professional legal advice on patent and IP matters.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.

Tasks & accountabilities

The main tasks and accountabilities will involve but will not be limited to:
Proactively harvest inventions linked to Airbus Defence & Space activities, and strategic objectives. Review, prioritize, filter invention submissions and decide upon geographical extent of coverage for patent applications in accordance with technical and strategic objectives.
Independently manage patent examination process to ensure that each patent is granted with the optimal degree of protection for Airbus DS taking into consideration the product portfolio, costs and commercial strategy of the company.
Manage and coordinate activities of external patent counsel in all relevant jurisdictions including oppositions before the European Patent Office.
Support & advise in the negotiation of IP clauses in contracts with Legal department.
Coordinate and support legal actions by or against Airbus Defence & Space in relation to intellectual property.
Have a high level of understanding of the relevant business and technical context to ensure that decisions are made and based on a balanced analysis of information, risks and costs.
Provide education and awareness on IP policy and issues, including to the most senior management levels.
Influence, develop and motivate relevant stakeholders (such as R&T, Engineering, Procurement, Programmes) to engage with Airbus Defence & Space IP strategy and objectives.
Proactively coordinate activities with trans-national counterparts in the IP organization and with other functions.
Based in Newport, the IP Manager is expected to work mainly as IP focal point for one program line of AD&S, under the coordination of the overall IP Portfolio Manager of this program line. Support to other program lines will be expected as required. The mission requires regular travel towards the different UK sites of AD&S and less frequently in Europe

Required skills

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
Possess a university level scientific or engineering qualification mainly in the field of, information and communication technologies (ICT), including telecommunication and cybersecurity.
Have fully or at least partial passed the European Qualifying Examination demonstrating the requisite aptitude and knowledge to support external IP counsel or if necessary represent AD&S before the EPO.
Have fully passed the PEB Qualifying Examinations in the UK demonstrating the requisite aptitude and knowledge to support external IP counsel or if necessary represent AD&S before the UKIPO.
Meet professional standards of experience expected in a role requiring a high level of autonomy with significant direct accountability for legal and financial outcomes of a broad range of IP related matters.
Have substantial experience of providing advice on a wide range of IP matters.
First experience in industry at similar position is a plus.

Have an extremely high level of oral and written communication skills as required for drafting and prosecution of patent applications and to produce variety of written and oral materials to suit specific contexts (internal advice, external correspondence, official correspondence with governmental IP organisations).


United Kingdom
Airbus (Commercial Aircraft), Other Business
approx. 900
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Contact Data

Please apply on line for this vacancy using your eRecruiting profile with your CV attached.
In case you have any further questions, please contact: The Airbus Group Employment Operations Recruitment Business Partner; Charlene.C.Coleman@Airbus.com.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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