Careers

We are a unique Intellectual Property Firm specialised in working with startups and scaleups and are always looking for dynamic team players to join our team. Our company is headquartered in Cambridge (UK), with offices in London (UK), New Delhi (IN), Wrocław (PL), Lund (Sweden), New York (USA) and Porto Alegre (Brazil).

Candidates must be eligible to work in the selected location without the need to apply for a work permit.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

Current open positions

Qualified or Part-Qualified Patent Attorney / Rzecznik Patentowy

Locations: Cambridge, London (UK), Wrocław (PL)

We are looking for qualified or part-qualified UK or European Patent Attorneys who wish to use their Intellectual Property expertise in a wider business context, to provide hands-on IP support that aligns with our clients’ business goals. You will need strong patent experience and an ability to be flexible in your approach to succeed in this role. Previous experience in working in-house, or in a startup is a big plus.

Typical tasks:

  • Drafting and reviewing of patent applications.
  • Conducting patent prosecution and enforcement. 
  • Reviewing official correspondence from the patent offices, and preparing and reviewing responses.
  • Proactively managing and monitoring execution of deliverables.
  • Communicating directly with clients about their IP matters and working closely with external partners, including face-to-face meetings and phone calls from day one.
  • Reviewing incoming instructions and being responsible for your own relevant deadlines, replying where appropriate, and saving to electronic files.
  • Managing changes in project scope and updating clients on status.
  • Supporting other IP managers with their work, attending client meetings to support in technical conversations.
  • Providing training to the rest of the team globally.

What we are looking for:

  • Qualified (or part-qualified) as a UK or European Patent Attorney (required).
  • 2-5 years of relevant domain expertise: ICT, Software & Computing,  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain (required).
  • Excellent English, both written as well as oral.
  • Superb communication skills with the ability to explain legal concepts to non-attorneys on a regular basis over the phone and online, providing clear advice in plain English.
  • Ability to manage high volume, complex projects, meet deadlines, prioritise workload and coordinate multiple parties.
  • Background in business, consultancy or professional service firms would be a big plus.
  • Being willing and able to cover a wide range and level of tasks – from thinking strategically to troubleshooting detail where needed.
  • Effective team coordinator and IP portfolio manager.
  • Being comfortable in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of autonomy and accountability.
  • Experience in trade marks would be a plus.
  • Experience in startups or general business would be a big plus.

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney / Rzecznik ds. Znaków Towarowych

Locations: Cambridge, London (UK), Wrocław (PL)

You will need to be a qualified UK or EU Trade Mark attorney with strong trade mark experience and an ability to be flexible in your approach to succeed in this role. We are looking for specialists who wish to use their Intellectual Property expertise in a wider business context, to provide a hands-on IP support that aligns with our clients’ business goals. Previous experience in working in-house, or in a startup is a big plus.

We are looking for open-minded people with good social and management skills who wish to gain Intellectual Property expertise in a wider business context. A perfect candidate will champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things. We highly value the can-do attitude of the successful candidate and a willingness to take on new challenges. You will need fluent English and an ability to be flexible in your approach to succeed in this role. Previous experience in startups is a big plus.

Typical tasks:

  • Provide advice on a wide range of trade mark related issues, both non-contentious (such as registrability of marks) and contentious (such as opposition chances and risks).
  • Performing and reviewing trade mark searches and clearance.
  • Developing trade mark filing strategies & reviewing client portfolios to improve their brand protection.
  • Client management (from A to Z, i.e. from client acquisition to account reviews).
  • Managing budgets, client communications and resources.
  • Proactively managing and monitoring execution of deliverables.
  • Managing changes in project scope and updating clients on status.
  • Reviewing incoming emails, noting instructions and relevant deadlines, replying where appropriate, and saving to electronic files.
  • Reviewing official correspondence from e.g. trade mark offices and reporting to clients with recommendations along with arrangement of invoices.
  • Drafting descriptions of goods and services, oppositions, appeals, responses to trade mark offices.
  • Instructing external parties according to the customers’ orders.
  • Supporting other client managers in trade mark matters.
  • Providing training to the other team members.

What we are looking for:

  • Qualified as a UK or EU Trade Mark Attorney.
  • Solid on-line research skills and knowledge of on-line trademark search databases.
  • Experience filing electronic documents with trade mark offices.
  • Able to manage high volume, complex projects, meet deadlines, prioritise workload and coordinate multiple parties.
  • Must be proactive, organized, detail oriented and demonstrate accuracy and consistency.
  • Experience in startups or general business would be a big plus.
  • Great project management and organisation skills.

IP Technical Associate / Technical Associate ds. Własności Intelektualnej

Locations: Cambridge, London (UK), Wrocław (PL)

We are looking for open-minded people with good social and management skills who wish to gain Intellectual Property expertise in a wider business context. A perfect candidate will champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things. We highly value the can-do attitude of the successful candidate and a willingness to take on new challenges. You will need fluent English and an ability to be flexible in your approach to succeed in this role.  Previous experience in startups is a big plus.

Typical tasks:

  • Project management.
  • Reviewing of technical descriptions to prepare patent applications.
  • Reviewing official correspondence from the patent offices, and preparing and reviewing responses.
  • Proactively managing and monitoring execution of deliverables to build clients’ portfolios of IP rights. 
  • Communicating directly with clients about their IP matters and working closely with external partners, including face-to-face meetings and phone calls from day one.
  • Reviewing incoming instructions and being responsible for your own relevant deadlines, replying where appropriate, and saving to electronic files.
  • Managing changes in project scope and updating clients on status.
  • Supporting other IP managers with their work, attending client meetings to support in technical conversations.

What we are looking for:

  • Engineering / Science background or experience in a similar field is required (preferred domain expertise: ICT, Software & Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Med Tech or Life Sciences). 
  • Great project management and organisation skills. 
  • Excellent English, written and spoken. We use it both internally and externally.
  • Ability to multitask and inherited attention to detail.
  • Experience of Excel to an advanced level.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional way with clients and the team.
  • Effective team coordinator and team player.
  • Being comfortable in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of autonomy and accountability.

Paralegal / Executive Assistant for Filings / Asystent ds. Zgłoszeń

Locations: Cambridge (UK), Wrocław (PL)

Your main responsibility will be coordinating and executing submission of documents to various Intellectual Property Offices in a correct and timely manner. You will also be responsible for making payments of official fees where such apply. You will need fluent English, good Excel command and an ability to be flexible in your approach to succeed in this role. We are looking for open-minded people with good social and management skills who wish to gain Intellectual Property expertise in a wider business context. Previous experience in startups is a big plus.

We are looking for candidates that will champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things. We highly value the can-do attitude of the successful candidate and a willingness to take on new challenges.

In the future, your role may evolve to Intellectual Property Consultant and Client Manager.

Typical tasks:

  • Handling correspondence with clients, Intellectual Property Offices, other external parties, arranging for and scanning post.
  • Preparing and submitting documents at various Intellectual Property Offices.
  • Payment of official fees to various Intellectual Property Offices.
  • Instructing external parties according to the customers’ orders.
  • Preparing and reporting correspondence to clients along with arrangement of invoices.
  • Preparing quotations for clients for submission of documents.
  • Reviewing incoming emails, noting instructions and being responsible for overseeing team’s deadlines, replying where appropriate, and saving to electronic files.
  • Supporting IP consultants and client managers with their work.
  • Managing the invoicing system, inputting external fees and time entries and generating invoices (Xero).
  • Running accounting reports for A/R.
  • Assisting with the arrangement of events (physical or online).
  • Otherwise assisting in other administrative tasks to ensure a smooth office workflow.

What we are looking for:

  • Fluent English, written and spoken. We use it both internally and externally.
  • Efficiency in handling digital online forms (training provided).
  • Interest in Intellectual Property. 
  • Ability to multitask and inherent attention to detail.
  • Experience of Excel and other Microsoft applications to an advanced level.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional way with clients and the team.
  • Effective team coordinator and team player.
  • Technical or legal background will be an additional advantage.
  • Client and project management skills. 
  • Being comfortable in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of autonomy and accountability.

What we promise

YOU WILL WORK IN INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT.

Our clients come from a variety of industries, and you are responsible for their management from A to Z, instead of drafting OA responses 24/7; The “Z” part of following up on invoices is not that fun but the “A” stage with the bus dev focus provides a fresh breeze into the role every single day!

YOU WILL SEE SEE CUTTING-EDGE FIRST HAND.

We are passionate about our clients and really act as their IP team (even if it means leaving that awesome conference party to file some trade marks the next morning)

YOU WILL ENJOY FLEXIBILITY.

Picking up kids from school? Dentist appointment? We have no 9-5 and can work from home or other locations, we value freedom under responsibility.

YOU WILL BE RATED AND APPRECIATED.

We have no glass ceilings, we let people grow & believe in giving a lot of responsibilities early on to let them spread their wings as quickly as they can. No matter how old you are, no matter how many years of experience you have. We evaluate your work and commitment in our team, here and now. We believe that everyone is the blacksmith of their fate and it depends only on you how quickly your position will develop. We do not believe in automatic promotions, we believe in entrusting more responsibility, taking on new challenges and benefiting from the rewards of success.

YOU WILL LOVE WHAT YOU DO.

Our company provides all the benefits of a boutique firm but offers the same international perspectives as a big corporate. Our clients are both well established big brands as well as startups, from single inventors to unicorns. We support our clients not only by helping with their IP. Our clothes, makeup, sportsgear, jewellery, and hopefully, soon sports cars too, are all our clients’ (majority of these based in the UK, USA, China). Every day is different and we look forward to what another day can bring.

YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD.

We let you implement your own ideas and be independent in managing your entrusted field. Your voice is heard, we do not have complicated internal procedures and believe one should always strive for perfection.

YOU WILL LIKE YOUR TEAM.

We not only enjoy working together, but also keeping fit (our lunch-time / after work gym outings), running (our 4th year in Chariots of Fire) and traveling (team meeting in Poland this year). In our diverse team we appreciate amazing Indian, Italian, Nordic, Spanish cuisine and of course a good IPA. No pineapple on pizza please.

 

 

If this does not sound compelling, we can add a few more perks (company bike scheme, gym membership), but if the previous points were not enough, we are probably not the right fit!

  • United Kingdom

    Cambridge
    9 Hills Rd
    Cambridge CB2 1GE
  • India

    New Delhi
    C44 First Floor Sector 2
    Noida
  • USA

    New York
    P.O. Box 940, Brookfield,
    Connecticut 06804
  • Poland

    Wrocław
    ul. Plac Solny 2/3
    Wrocław, 50-060
  • Sweden

    Lund
    Brynjevägen 12
    246 34 Löddeköpinge
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    Email: info@basck.com
    Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 654547
    Fax: +44 (0) 1223 281300
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