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Patent Attorney


Intellectual Property
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology company with a unique philosophy - to solve problems that others ignore, first.  It transforms every category it enters with radical and iconic re-inventions that work, perform and look very different. 

Our Legal and IP teams protect our profit and keep us competitive by ensuring our technology stays unique for as long as possible. They work directly with our engineers who invent the technology and our commercial team who develop the messaging, to create and defend the most compelling performance claims in each market.

About the role

Collaborating across the IP team, Research, Design and Development (RDD) teams and outside counsel, you’ll be managing IP risk and deliver strategic value and legal advice.  You’ll be heavily involved in supporting exciting new technologies and global, high-profile, early-stage projects, which span a diverse range of categories including health and beauty, energy storage, digital motors and robotics.

Advising the business on a wide range of IP issues, key responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing invention disclosure forms.
  • Engaging with outside counsel to support patent drafting activities.
  • Prosecuting patent applications globally, to deliver strategically relevant patents in a cost effective manner.
  • Advising the business on potential risks relating to third parties’ rights, through analysing freedom-to-operate searches and challenging the validity of third party rights. 
  • Supporting IP ownership and licensing aspects of collaboration, research and development agreements.
  • Educating Dyson on IP related processes and reporting regularly to our teams on the delivery of IP services.

This role will be based full time on-site, at our state-of-the-art technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

About you

You’ll be a qualified and experienced UK and/or European Patent Attorney (soon to be or recently) with a strong technical background and relevant experience in either Chemical/Materials Science, or Mechanical/Electro-mechanical fields.

You’ll be very collaborative, with the ability to communicate IP matters to non-IP people in a clear and concise manner.  You’ll also be proactive, demonstrating willingness to own and develop areas of responsibility ands be able to work in a very fast paced, ever-changing environment.



  • Performance-related bonus scheme 
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts
  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon)


  • 27 days’ holiday (plus public holidays)
  • Free on-site lunches, unlimited fruit and hot drinks
  • Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair salon, lifestyle assist (concierge)
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Ability to purchase additional holiday


  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme, digital GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.