Skip navigation

Have you considered using our job search? Click here to search our current jobs.

Have you considered using our job search? Click here to search our current jobs.

Patent Attorney


Intellectual Property
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Pioneering technology takes more than just inventive engineers. At Dyson, we take a problem-solving approach to everything we do.  And across our support teams, we’re proud to be different. And importantly, we support change to maintain our rapid growth.

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. Be a part of the ambitious growth taking place at Dyson in our stimulating and challenging environment characterised by energy, enthusiasm and initiative.

About the role

Collaborating across the IP team, Research, Design and Development (RDD) teams, and outside counsel in you will be managing IP risk and deliver strategic value and advice. You will be involved in supporting new technologies and 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, you will be:

  • 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 us on IP related processes, and reporting regularly to our teams on the delivery of IP services


About you

  • Qualified UK and/or European patent attorney (soon to be or recently)

  • A strong technical background and relevant experience in either chemical/materials science, or mechanical or electro-mechanical fields

  • Team-oriented, with the ability to communicate IP matters to non-IP personnel in a clear and concise manner.

  • Proactive, demonstrating willingness to own and develop areas of responsibility



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


  • 27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Free on-site lunches, 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.