Legal advisor: intellectual property

Technology innovation agency - Pretoria
new offer (28/01/2020)

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Company Technology Innovation Agency Reference TIA02 01 2019 Published 08 07 2019 Contract Type Permanent Salary Market Related Location Pretoria Gauteng South Africa Introduction Technology Innovation Agency TIA is a talent driven and customer- centric organisation In our endeavour to support technology innovation we would like to attract the best minds that are innovative optimistic game changers and think beyond the obvious Technology Innovation Agency endeavours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of the Employment Equity Act as amended Job Purpose To provide intellectual property opinions and advice in respect of TIA s projects platforms and programmes and to generally provide guidance to the TIA internal environment regarding all intellectual property matters to ensure that TIA s rights are secured Job Functions Legal Industries Science Technology Specification Providing quality support and advice to TIA platforms projects and business units regarding intellectual property matters through amongst other things novelty and infringement searches and advice on appropriate intellectual property strategies Drafting of reports regarding the outcomes of the abovementioned intellectual property searches and assessments Assisting in the drafting and review of contracts and the resolution of disputes from an intellectual property point of view Attending meetings and consultations with internal and external clients and stakeholders and providing necessary input on intellectual property matters Interfacing with and monitoring the work of external intellectual property attorneys acting on behalf of TIA Attending investment committee meetings and providing intellectual property advice Participating in internal and external workshops and seminars to articulate TIA s position regarding intellectual property matters and create awareness of intellectual property issues Requirements A science or engineering degreeAdmission as an attorneyAdmission as a patent attorneyAt least 4 years experience in a technology innovation and commercialisation environment of which at least two years must be post admission as a patent attorney Skills Management skillsPersuasion skillsNegotiation skillsProblem solving skills Legal analysis and report writing skills Knowledge Knowledge of local and international intellectual property trendsKnowledge of the regulatory environment within which TIA operatesKnowledge of technology commercialisation trends Job Closing Date 18 07 2019

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