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Business Ops
London

Intellectual Property Specialist

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.

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The Role

Intellectual Property (IP) is essential to BenevolentAI. We use IP in three ways: (i) as a fundamental part of our business model, (ii) to help out-innovate our competition, and (iii) to increase our enterprise value. The Compliance, Legal, and Intellectual Property (CLIP) team handles IP. CLIP is hiring an IP Specialist to help with a variety of corporate IP activities. We have people in the team focused on tech, data, and science IP. As well as supporting these team members, you will focus on activities that fall outside these areas. You will report to the VP Intellectual Property. We are looking for a friendly and motivated individual that enjoys variety. We want someone interested in how to use IP to fulfil our exciting company vision. A basic understanding of IP is important. Your aptitude and willingness to learn will be essential.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Brand portfolio development/management (filing, prosecution, acquisition, and freedom to operate searching, for trademarks, domains, and social media handles)
  • Patent asset management and administration (tech and science portfolios)
  • Data licensing asset management
  • External policy documentation and research
  • Competitive intelligence research and reporting
  • Trade secret portfolio development/management
  • Budget and invoice management, and forecasting support
  • Staff training and awareness
  • Internal policy development and implementation
Additional Responsibilities
  • Supporting the wider CLIP team with other compliance and legal matters, including:
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Business continuity planning
  • Supplier and contract management

We are looking for someone with

  • Experience/training and an interest in intellectual property
  • Adaptable, and able to embrace change in a high growth company
  • Willing to work on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work both independently and supporting others
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse set of stakeholders

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in a corporate IP role
  • Experience or qualifications in technology or science, especially in artificial intelligence, software, or drug discovery
  • Start-up, scale-up, or SME businesses experience


We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Our unique computational R&D platform spans every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes. We advance our mission to reinvent drug discovery by harnessing the power of a diverse team, rich with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and personalities.  In our offices in London and New York and research facility in Cambridge (UK), we work in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams, harnessing skills across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI, machine learning, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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