Business Support Vacancies

World-class advice is simply not possible without world-class support. We are looking for candidates to fill the following roles:  

Patent Agent / Patent Attorney

Responsibilities:
  • Drafting patents, filing and prosecuting patent applications.
  • Conducting prior art / freedom to operate searches.
  • Advising on Singapore's patent laws and procedures.
  • Reviewing specifications, search and examination reports.
  • Assisting lawyers with patent litigation.
  • Advising on strategies and courses of actions available to clients.
  • Training of executives.
  • Any other matters / projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Registered Patent Agent / Patent Attorney Qualification in Singapore (Candidates qualified in other jurisdictions such as UK, Europe, US, Australia or New Zealand may also be considered).
  • Degree in Life Sciences (Biotechnology / relevant field) 
  • Postgraduate study, and other qualifications such as a law degree or industry experience will be well regarded but are not essential.
  • Strong command in verbal & written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential.  ​

Trade Mark Executive

Responsibilities:
  • Assisting lawyers to file and prosecute trade mark applications, advise clients on trade mark laws and procedures, strategies and courses of actions available. 
  • Calculating, docketing and monitoring deadlines. 
  • Reviewing specifications, search and examination reports.
  • Any other matters/ projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time. 
Requirements:
  • Degree in any discipline, or Diploma in Law.
  • Excellent command in verbal & written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisation skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential.

Patent Executive 

Responsibilities:
  • Filing and prosecuting patent applications up to grant.
  • Calculate, docketing and monitoring deadlines.
  • Communicating and advising clients on Singapore's patent laws and procedures.
  • Reviewing specifications, search and examination reports.
  • Advising on strategies and courses of actions available to clients.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time. 
Requirements:
  • Degree in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry / Computer Science / Life Science / LLB.
  • Strong command in verbal & written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential.

Legal Executive

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting of quotes & engagement papers, notes of client’s instructions, witness statements, pleadings, legal research, e-filing of court documents, compiling of litigation & arbitration papers, bundles, authorities & submissions.
  • Attendances in court with lawyers.
  • Taking of notes for hearing & trials.
  • Management of time-tables. 
  • General support for all aspects of dispute resolution work. 
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Degree or Diploma in Law.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • IT savvy, proficient in MS Office.

Software Engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Development and maintenance of in-house software applications and databases, predominantly in .NET technologies.
  • Participate in full software development life cycle – requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deployment, user training and documentation.
  • Migration of legacy .NET 1.1 applications to latest .NET framework.
  • Provide day-to-day software application support and related technical advice.
  • Any other matters / projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time. 
Requirements:
  • Degree or Diploma in Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years of working experience in similar capacity preferred. Applicants without working experience may also apply.
  • Knowledge of MS SQL Server, ASP.NET, Web Forms, C#, VB, and software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint, MVC, Crystal reports, Oracle, Kentico CMS would be advantageous.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.

Secretary

Responsibilities:
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and be responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to lawyers.
  • Scheduling of meetings/appointments, handling calls and answering requests, etc.
  • Filing of documents, preparation of meeting materials and documents for court hearings and service of documents.
  • Perform secretarial and general administrative duties including updating various records & replying to correspondence / mails / faxes / billings, etc.
  • Manage calendar schedules, meetings, conference calls and assist to record and monitor court hearing dates.
  • Make overseas travel and hotel arrangements for lawyers.
  • Provide administrative support on day-to-day matters such as keying in daily time sheets and putting up payment vouchers for lawyers.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Minimum an ‘O’ level or Diploma in Business Admin or LCCI Private Secretary Certificate.
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of secretarial working experience.
  • Working experience in a corporate secretarial or law firm will be an added advantage.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good work attitude and team player.
  • IT savvy, proficient in MS Office, with good typing speed.

Trademark Secretary

Responsibilities:
  • Assist lawyers in GO & TM matter
  • Prepare bundles for court hearings & time-cost entry
  • Record and monitor deadlines
  • Create files, update HM, e-filing via IP2SG & DMS
  • Lodge recordals of assignments, change of name & address, cancellation of mark
  • Check disbursements and excess payments
  • Generate invoices, prepare payment vouchers & memos, and monitor payments
  • General administrative duties, including photocopying, faxing, emailing, despatch and data management systems
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Diploma in any discipline/ GCE 'A' level/ GCE 'O' level/ GCE ‘N’ level
  • Min 1 year of clerical or administrative experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-pace environment.
  • IT savvy, proficient in MS Office.

Secretary, Real Estate (Temporary Position)

Responsibilities:
  • To support general conveyancing work and handle conveyancing transactions.
  • Secretarial duties.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Minimum an ‘O’ level / ‘A’ level / Diploma in any discipline.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in conveyancing work.
  • Familiar with procedures and practice relating to conveyancing transactions.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good work attitude and team player.
  • IT savvy, proficient in MS Office, with good typing speed.

This temporary position needs candidate to commit availability from November 2019 till 20 February 2020.

Patent Clerk 

Responsibilities:
  • Prepare large volume of letters for reporting to clients, i.e. Certification of Grant, Registration, Extension and all other reporting.
  • Prepare renewal reminder emails to clients
  • Docket & update deadlines in Hypermark & DMS
  • Prepare invoices to clients, payment vouchers & memos to accounts
  • General administrative duties, including photocopying, faxing and dispatch
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements: 
  • Diploma in any discipline/ GCE 'A' level/ GCE 'O' level/ GCE ‘N’ level/ Higher Nitec in Office Skills.
  • Minimum 1 year of clerical or administrative experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • IT savvy and proficient in MS Office.


Applications

Kindly forward your detailed resume in MS Word format only, stating full details of qualifications, experience, current and expected salaries, and a recent photograph to:

The Human Resource Manager
Drew & Napier LLC
10 Collyer Quay #10-01
Ocean Financial Centre Singapore 049315
Email: hrrecruit@drewnapier.com

(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.)

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