Intellectual Property Litigation (Patents) - Senior Associate



Location: Sydney 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser


The Intellectual Property team


We are the only fully integrated intellectual property team, including a patent attorney practice, within an Australian full service firm. We approach litigious and commercial matters with a deep understanding of technology and the practical issues that arise when seeking to protect it. Our multidisciplinary team includes lawyers with scientific qualifications, registered trade mark attorneys and registered patent attorneys.

Our lawyers provide superior, practical advice and skilled handling of complex litigation. We are particularly experienced in working as part multijurisdictional patent litigation, together with other market leading firms. Our clients span the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, telecoms, medical, consumer, agricultural, information technology, energy, mining, coatings and manufacturing industries.


Your role


A great opportunity currently exists for an experienced IP Senior Associate to join us. In this role you will work closely with Partner, Simone Mitchell, on a broad range of litigated intellectual property matters with a particular focus on patent litigation and oppositions. You will have the opportunity to advise clients across a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device and consumer goods industries.


What you need


We welcome applications from lawyers with:

  • strong technical expertise in IP matters, ideally gained at a recognised Australian or international practice
  • a Bachelors Degree (or higher) in a relevant Science degree is preferred (but not essential)
  • a strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts
  • ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • pride in your work and who you work for.


Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent