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Patent Paralegal

Physics Road, Nerudia Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, L24 9HP

Patent Paralegal

Physics Road | Nerudia Liverpool | England | United Kingdom | L24 9HP

About us

Originally founded in 2013 by industry pioneers David Newns and Chris Lord, Nerudia quickly developed a strong track record of developing innovative nicotine products to encourage smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives. In 2017 we became part of Imperial Brands PLC, a dynamic FTSE100 fast-moving consumer goods company with around 33,000 employees worldwide.

We are now Imperial’s home of R&D for Next Generation Products (NGP) and have a number of products on the market including the Blu e-cig range and Pulze.

The role

To support our rapidly growing NGP business we are looking to recruit a Patent Paralegal to join our Patents Team. The patents team is embedded within the R&D and engaged in projects starting with ideation through to patent drafting, filing and prosecution, along with freedom to operate (FTO) work. 

The Patent Paralegal’s role is to coordinate these processes to ensure that deadlines and business needs are met, this includes management of communication with external patent advisors.

Key accountabilities

  • Providing support to the patent application process, including:
    • tracking invention disclosure forms to ensure timely completion;
    • managing internal filing deadlines; and
    • maintaining internal patent records and documentation.
  • Acting as point of contact for communication with external advisors.
  • Maintaining records of FTO work.
  • Budget and invoice assistance.

Skills & experience


  • Experience working in a similar patent paralegal role.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent written English.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, and a proven ability to work with teams and across multiple disciplines.


  • CIPA administrator qualification
  • In house experience

What we offer

Nerudia offers a competitive package plus 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays and the option to buy an additional 5)

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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