Patent Box Specialist/Patent Attorney, Open to flexible working
Ernst & Young Global Limited
London, England, GB
3d ago

We’ve got an exciting opportunity based in London within the Innovation Incentive Teamof EY. The team is a highly successful team of specialists with skills andexperience in tax, science and engineering, intellectual property, law andpatenting disciplines.

Our clients range from innovative SMEs to high profileFTSE 100 / 250 groups and other multinational companies.

The opportunity

As an evolving area bridging tax and patentlaw, the Patent Box regime presents exciting opportunities for motivatedindividuals to assist clients in developing their Patent Box and innovation strategiesand exploring related opportunities.

You will have a combined range of skillsand experience, with knowledge of patenting and innovation from both legal andtechnical perspectives being critical.

Based in London, the team are lookingfor enthusiastic, experienced, industry-skilled individuals to join our growingand dynamic national practice.

This is a unique opportunity to get involved inthe strategic development of our Patent Box offering and to enhance yourcommercial acumen whilst deploying your technical skills on a day-

to-day basisin our business.

Your key responsibilities

  • Identifying and exploring Patent Box opportunities with existingand new clients and targets
  • Working closely with other EY teams, togenerate Patent Box opportunities and add value to Innovation Incentivesproposals and client engagements
  • Providing key technical input to EY tax teams toinform the tax advice they give to complex businesses both domestically andinternationally
  • Preparing and delivering proposals,presentations and seminars.
  • Developing the patent and Patent Boxknowledge of professionals in the Innovation Incentive Team
  • Working with tax professionals to write technical reports and other clientdeliverables to interpret patents to support Patent Box workings
  • Proactively driving growth in EY’sPatent Box business and thinking laterally to identify niche opportunities
  • In addition to thePatent Box offering, you would be involved in R&D tax credit projects
  • Your skillsand attributes for success

  • Patent searching and the identification of qualifying patentsand patent applications, in addition to determining patent / application statusand identifying and understanding the difference between product and processpatents and their treatment under the regime
  • An ability to understand, interpret andsimplify technical scientific and technical subject matter
  • An understanding of the Patent Boxqualification criteria and a general knowledge of the wider tax impacts
  • Advancedproblem-solving skills and ability to apply these to a range of situations.
  • An ability to undertake interviews with clients’technical and commercial staff, and gather relevant information with minimalimpact to the business
  • An ability to draft technical reports andpresentations for internal review, and wider submission to HMRC
  • Able to deliver high quality delivery of advice andsolutions to major FTSE clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation
  • Leading or working as an effective member of aproject team, exhibiting strong communication skills and an ability toco-
  • operatively work and create synergies with other team members of differentskill-sets.

  • You will have anunderstanding of the commercial impacts and effects of the Patent Box regime onbusinesses of all sizes
  • To qualify for the role youmust have

  • Degree in an engineering or science discipline with legalqualifications or experience, preferably in a patent-related subject
  • Experience of interpreting patent filing history, patentfamilies and claims
  • Ideally,you’ll also have

  • Ideally, you will havework experience as an engineer or scientist and will have worked in-house withina commercial business as a patent portfolio manager, patent engineer or patentattorney, working with a wide variety of stakeholders in the business.
  • You willhave widespread experience in dealing with technological challenges faced inthe development or improvement of manufacturing processes, development of newproducts and improvement to existing products.

    You will also have the abilityto adapt to different industry sectors for example : automotive, finance andbanking platforms, aerospace, defence, pharma, electronics

    What working at EY offers

    We offer acompetitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individualand team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes supportfor flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can selectbenefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-

    being,insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus,we offer :

  • Supportand coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunitiesto develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedomand flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • EY is committed to being an inclusiveemployer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We striveto achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellentclient service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificingyour personal priorities.

    While our client-facing professionals can be requiredto travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexibleworking arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

    About EY

    Asa global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’reusing the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world.

    That starts with a culture that believes in giving youthe training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.

    Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts alifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionatepeople, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

    Buildyour legacy with us.

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