Do you want to be amongst the first to see cutting-edge technology and products?
Why not start a career as a patent examiner?
With multiple positions available across the Patent Examiner technologies, IP Australia is seeking applications from graduates with qualifications and experience in the following academic discipline areas of expertise:
A patent examiners role is to examine patent applications and determine whether applications comply with legislation.
IP Australia is an Australian Government agency with a passion for bright ideas, offering a great work-life balance, flexible working arrangements and rewarding career paths in the intellectual property (IP) industry.
As an examiner, you will use a variety of examination tools including, but not limited to, in-house and worldwide patent and technical databases, procedural manuals, legislation and your own technical knowledge.
You will liaise closely with businesses, lawyers and the general public, working to resolve issues with clients and helping them to protect their intellectual property rights. You will have exceptional time management skills, as well as clear, concise and logical written and oral communication skills.
Starting as a trainee examiner, you will be supported by a workplace coach through a competency based training program to build your expertise. After training, you will work independently to produce patent examinations with clearly defined performance indicators.
Working in a team, you will be able to identify work group priorities and achieve team goals. You will also be responsible for managing your own work program to meet individual minimum acceptable performance requirements.
You will need to hold a recognised degree in the detailed disciplines or similar fields.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen to be engaged and meet IP Australia's security clearance requirements.