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Intellectual Property Specialist

The Company

BenevolentAI unites technology with human intelligence to re-engineer drug discovery and deliver life-changing medicines. We have developed the Benevolent Platform®, a drug discovery platform built on powerful data foundations with state of the art machine learning and AI technology. Our technology empowers scientists to decipher the vast and complex code underlying human biology, find new ways to treat disease and personalise medicines to patients. Benevolent has active in-house R&D drug programmes in disease areas such as neurodegeneration, immunology, oncology and inflammation and has research and commercial collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and research organisations. The company is headquartered in London with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

Who we are

We are an eclectic bunch at Benevolent, united by our belief that innovative thinking and purposeful technology can truly change outcomes for the better. Our mission is to re-engineer drug discovery and deliver life-changing medicines for patients in need and we do this by applying AI, machine learning and other advanced technologies to reinvent the ways drugs are discovered and developed. We strive to bring together unique skills and perspectives across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI research, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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


Together, we envision a world in which no disease goes untreated. If you are benevolent, curious, want to tackle real world problems and are willing to embrace new ideas, hit that ‘apply’ button and join us.

Important Note

It has come to our attention that unfortunately fraudsters have been falsely offering jobs and set-up fake interviews under the guise of being a Benevolent recruiter. We therefore advise you to be very stringent about who is reaching out to you. Any enquiry from our team will only be made via the email careers@benevolent.ai or an email from this domain @benevolent.ai. Please flag any suspicious contact request to hello@benevolent.ai