Firm: ALG India Law Offices LLP

Firm Description: Founded in the year 2000, Firm is a Limited Liability Partnership, registered with the Registrar of Companies, of Legal Practitioners (enrolled Advocates) specializing in Intellectual Property Practice. The practice covers Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Plant Varieties, Copyrights, Cyber Law, Trade Secrets, etc. Firm currently has more than 60 members. More details about the Firm can be accessed on its website at www.algindia.com.

Number of Open Position: 1 (One)

Work Designation: Associate (Patents)

Work Eligibility: An Advocate (enrolled with a state Bar Council) with Bachelors/Masters Degree in Science/Technology (in English language). Specialization in Physics / Chemistry will be preferred.

Work Experience : Not Mandatory.

Work Aptitude: Hired candidates will read and analyze patent documents including technical specifications, search and examination reports, prior art documents, non-patent literature, decisions of Controllers of Patents, and of Courts in patent infringement cases. This will include analyzing prior art in relation to inventions and technologies and whether that reads on to the claims of a given patent . Hired candidates will be expected to draft and write or amend Draft Patent Claims, Analytical Memos on statutory provisions pertaining to patents, Position Papers on the state of the art in a field of science and technology, Draft Responses to objections to grant of patent raised by Patent Examiners in Examination Reports, Draft Specification for patenting an invention or new technology, well-versed in interpretation of various provisions of the Patents Act, 1970, and the Patent Rules, 2003, etc.

Work Outlook: The candidate is someone who aspires to build patent practice and eventually head a team of Patent Analysts / Patent Agents while working with the firm.

Work Location: : The firm has office locations in Delhi and some of its Partners are based in Hyderabad and Chennai. Due to exigencies such as COVID-19 type pandemics, candidate must be prepared to Work from Home (WFH) as and when necessitated, possibly for long periods.

Language of Working: English

Working hours: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM on all full working days.

Working Days: Monday to Saturday for the 1st and 3rd week of every month, and Monday to Friday for the other weeks of every month are working, subject to any holidays.

Probation: Upon joining, Candidates will be under a non-extendable probation of 6 months. During the probation period, the candidate will be provided training. The assessment during the probation period could be by way of performance, written tests, projects, presentations, work ethics, etc. The designation during this period will be ‘Trainee Patent Associate’. Unless confirmed, the candidate’s stint with the Firm will come to an end at the end of probation period.

Confirmation: An intimation of whether or not the candidate is confirmed will be provided at least 15 days prior to the conclusion of probation period. If confirmed, the candidate will receive a confirmation certificate.

Full Time: This will be a full-time association, meaning availability for the full working hours and on all working days, subject to holiday and leave policy of the Firm. Upon joining it will not be an available option for the candidate to associate with any other commercial establishment.

If the candidate is pursuing or is about to commence any academic course or training program, the same needs to be disclosed upfront at the time of application.

Supervision: The candidate will work under the supervision of the two Partners – Ashwani Balayan and R. Sakthiya Dakshi.

Notice Period : 2 (two) weeks.

Financial Compensation: 6 – 10 Lac per annum (CTC)

Expected Behavioural Skills:

  • Strong commitment towards work, and a high level of dedication, enthusiasm, motivation, and persuasive ability in a team.
  • Good speaking-listening-writing skills, attention to details, proactive self-starter
  • Ability to work in team and spearhead projects.
  • Ability to work successfully in a dynamic, ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions.

Expected Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyse technical documents, papers, publications, patents, journals, articles, orders, judgments, etc. in English language.
  • Excellent knowledge of Indian Patent Laws.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines, adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent technical skillset to understand and analyse a technology and explain it in simple written English.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, and other web tools and applications.

Equal Opportunity Firm: It is the policy of the Firm to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, colour, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, race, caste, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation or local law.

Terms & Conditions: Candidates are deemed to have notice of the terms and conditions under the various heads provided on the website.

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