SpicyIP Jobs and Fellowships

1. Leading UK law firm seeks Patent Attorney in Singapore

The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of work and will also be involved in the strategic direction of the patent practice. This role requires drafting of patent specifications, advise on filing and protection strategies, patent audits and supervising the drafting work of a team of patent engineers. The ideal candidate should have a degree in the field of Electrical / Electronics Engineering with patent prosecution experience in major jurisdictions such as India,US, Europe and Japan. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those interested may reply with resume to [email protected]

2. Health Care Company Seeks Counsel in India

Advert extract below. If interested, please contact Ms.Lyanne DeCosta ([email protected]: Ph–022-26461936 / 022-26042637).

“We are looking to recruit high caliber LLB in a Leadership role for one of the top 10 Fortune 100 companies of the world. They are amongst the top 10 most attractive employers with a global turnover in access of US$ 100 + billion. He should have worked for 3 to 4 years in corporate legal matters in well known law firms. The candidate will be a part of the business teams and advise business leaders on matter relating to advertising, company law, anti-trust, drug laws, IPR laws, counterfeits. He should thus have strong legal interpretation skills and capacity to advise senior management on corporate legal matters.

This role offers an excellent career growth and the opportunity to network with all legal counsels in Asia Region and give very good overview of legal issues in Asia.

The role includes India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka The current opportunity is Mumbai based. It is for the world’s most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products as well as a provider of related services for the consumer.

Position: Senior Manager – Legal & Company Secretary (Corporate) Designation: Senior / DGM / GM

Location: Mumbai Qualifications: Qualified Company Secretary and Lawyer, from top law firm / Top law practice.

Experience: 6 to 8 years+ post qualification experience of working with public listed Company.

3. Google Policy Scholarship

Not exactly a job posting, but for those of us who rely on Fellowships for our bread and butter. Excerpts from the website below. For more information, see here.

“As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That’s why we’re launching the Google Policy Fellowship Program-to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

Think of it as the public policy version of Google’s Summer of Code. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Program Overview Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA, and include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.”

4. New IBA Scholarship – Corporate Counsel Forum Scholarship 2008

“The IBA Corporate Counsel Forum is for the first time awarding a scholarship for in-house lawyers on the occasion of the upcoming 7th Annual International Corporate Counsel Conference, which will be held in Frankfurt on 17-19 February 2008.

The scholarship will provide an invaluable opportunity for young in-house lawyers to participate by submitting a short paper, of at least 2,500 words, answering the following question: ‘An in-house counsel plays an important role in developing and implementing legal and business procedures to strengthen the backbone of the enterprise and anticipate risk. What essential issues must be kept in mind by the in-house counsel for assuring an overall compliance with policies and legal requirements for safeguarding and successful growth of the company?’ For more information, see the IBA website.

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.

One comment.

  1. AvatarNilanjana

    I think that there was an advt. for the post of Patent Examiners in the Indian Patent Office in a few fields as Chemistry, etc. Please see the Employment News (a Dec 2007 issue) for more details.



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