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.  ​

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.

Patent Assistant Executive

Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Singapore Patent renewals team.
  • Filing patent applications from grant.
  • Calculating, docketing and monitoring deadlines.
  • Communicating with and advising clients on Singapore's patent laws and procedures relating to patent renewals, change of name/address, assignment, merger license, post grant amendment & correction of errors.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Degree or Diploma in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry / Computer Science / LLB.
  • Strong command in verbal & written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience.
  • A good team player with positive working attitude is essential.

Legal Executive

Responsibilities:
  • To support the Chinese or China-related transactions and arbitration work.
  • Drafting of quotes & engagement papers, notes of client’s instructions, witness statements, pleadings, basic research, e-filing of court documents, compiling of litigation & arbitration papers, bundles, authorities & submissions.
  • Management of time-tables.
  • General support of all aspects of dispute resolution work.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Degree in Law.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Good in verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin (due to the need to support the Chinese or China-related transactions and arbitration work)
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • IT savvy, proficient in MS Office.

Accounts Supervisor

Responsibilities:
  • To lead and supervise a team in handling the accounts receivable.
  • To ensure that all receipts are collected and recorded in accordance with the company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Able to follow up and liaise with both internal and external clients and shareholders on matters relating to collections.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Diploma in Accountancy or equivalent.
  • At least two years of related experience handling accounts receivable.
  • Meticulous, possesses strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

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 Clerk

Responsibilities:
  • Assisting Executives and Lawyers with the filing/prosecution/renewal of trademarks.
  • Prepare official forms for filing new applications in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and other countries.
  • Inform the registrar for any errors lodged, check and forward advertisement, bills and certificates to clients.
  • Responsibilities will include full administrative support such as preparation of correspondence, drafting/preparing reminders to clients, generate file number, data entry, opening physical files, filing, record keeping, monitoring deadlines, and invoice preparation.
  • Any other matters/projects that the management may require assistance with from time to time.
Requirements:
  • Diploma / 'A' level / 'O' level / Nitec in Office Skills.
  • Min 1 year of clerical or administrative experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-pace environment.
  • IT savvy and proficient in MS Office.

Litigation Support Clerk

Responsibilities:
  • To perform personal service in accordance with written laws.
  • To assist with delivery and collection of documents (whether in hardcopy or other formats).
  • To set up and retrieve documents for hearings.
  • 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:
  • GCE 'O' level.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to work occasionally after office hours and/or on weekends and public holidays.

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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