Legal Advisor Urgently Needed: APPLY HERE
Technology Innovation Agency
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Job Purpose: To provide intellectual property opinions and advice in respect of TIA’s projects, platforms and programmes. Technology Innovation Agency endevours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of the Employment Equity Act, as amended.
People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Science & Technology
Providing quality support and advice to TIA platforms, projects and business units regarding intellectual property matters through amongst other things novelty and infringement searches and advice on appropriate intellectual property strategies.
Drafting of reports regarding the outcomes of the abovementioned intellectual property searches and assessments.
Assisting in the drafting and review of contracts and the resolution of disputes from an intellectual property point of view.
Attending meetings and consultations with internal and external clients and stakeholders and providing necessary input on intellectual property matters.
Interfacing with and monitoring the work of external intellectual property attorneys acting on behalf of TIA.
Attending investment committee meetings and providing intellectual property advice.
Participating in internal and external workshops and seminars to articulate TIA’s position regarding intellectual property matters and create awareness of intellectual property issues.
A degree in science or engineering or an equivalent qualification of a technical nature
Admission as an attorney
Admission as a patent attorney
4 years’ experience in a technology innovation and commercialization environment of which at least two years must be post admission as a patent attorney
Management and problem solving skills
Persuasion and negotiation skills
Legal analysis and report writing skills
Knowledge of local and international intellectual property trends
Knowledge of the regulatory environment within which TIA operates
Knowledge of technology commercialization trends
Job Closing Date
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