Patent Attorney


Intellectual Property
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


This is an exciting prospect to be a part of the ambitious growth taking place at Dyson. The Patent Attorney will be working closely with Research, Design and Development teams, and will be involved in the early life of a project with the opportunity to continue working alongside until product launch. Categories that you'll have the opportunity to gain exposure to include Automotive, Health & Beauty, Energy Storage and Air Treatment.
During this process you will be called on to advise the project team and the wider business on a wide range of IP issues, including infringement and validity of third-party IP. The work is stimulating and challenging and the environment is characterised by energy, enthusiasm and initiative.


  • To draft and prosecute patent applications in relation to inventions belonging to the company.
  • To analyse search results and apply findings as appropriate.
  • To make recommendations regarding the protection of inventions in various territories.
  • To advise product development/research teams with regard to potential risks relating to third parties’ rights.
  • To advise business in relation to IP issues in all areas as appropriate.
  • To provide training and guidance to Trainee Patent Attorney as appropriate.
  • To maintain ongoing contact with various specific teams and advise them on IP issues as necessary.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of current IP laws and practices.


  • Have secured full UK and/or European qualifications, or be of finals standard
  • Demonstrate a first-class IP background with experience of ideally drafting patents for electronic inventions. We are especially interested in candidates with a mechanical, electrical or chemical background.
  • Analytical Ability: The absorption of large amounts of information and the distillation of the core points is vital to this role.  
  • Communication:  The role requires an ability to communicate points to non-IP personnel in a concise and understandable manner.
  • Drive for Results:  This role also requires an ability to get through the tasks in a timely manner without undue delays occurring.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 09 November 2018