Patent Secretary

We are a growing firm with exceptionally friendly staff and a very pleasant working environment. We are seeking a candidate to add to our existing team of experienced patent secretaries, who currently support three patent attorneys located at our offices in Frome.

The exact hours are negotiable but, if part-time, would suit someone who has the flexibility to work additional hours to cover planned team absences.

Starting salary is dependent on experience, with 25 days’ leave (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and discretionary bonus (all pro-rata if part-time).

We are seeking a highly-organised and capable individual who enjoys the day-to-day pressures of intellectual property work, as well as attending to other office-related activities. The ideal candidate will be used to organising and dealing with attorneys’ due dates and related workload, as well as processing their own workload as a result of incoming/outgoing correspondence and have fast, accurate audio typing with great attention to detail.


  • Patent experience is beneficial (preferably within private practice) though not essential as full training will be provided;
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and ability to use a web-based practice management system and online filing software;
  • Managing attorneys' due dates, as well as producing firm's standard and own correspondence (including reporting events to clients, preparing and amending documents, liaising with overseas attorneys and patent offices, and drafting of invoices).

This role is ideally suited to someone who:

  • is conscientious, reliable, proactive, organised and methodical;
  • thrives on organisation and responsibility;
  • is a helpful team player and self-starter;
  • has excellent communication skills, good accuracy and attention to detail.


Please forward your CV, together with any supporting information to

Script IP's style and ethos has allowed them to work directly with our engineers, enabling me to trust them with important tasks on my behalf.

Global Head of Intellectual Property, UK Headquartered Manufacturing Company