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Patent Examiner

An opportunity exists for a Patent Examiner, reporting to the Senior Examiner of Patents in the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI) at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The Patent Examiner plays a crucial role in examining applications for patents to determine whether the application meets the legislative requirements of the Patents Act 1992 and other associated legislation.

The position of the Patent Examiner is a technical position. An Examiner’s work combines scientific expertise with analytical research and an eye for the legal aspects of intellectual property.

Candidates should note that the position they are applying for is a full-time, permanent position and will result in one assignment to the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland, based in Co. Kilkenny.

Closing date: COB, Thursday, 2 December 2021

Patent Examiner: Find out more and apply

Controller of the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland

An opportunity exists for the position of Controller of the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI) (Principal Officer level), at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. This is a full-time position, based in the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland in Kilkenny.

Arising from this competition, the successful candidate will be appointed by Government to the post of Controller of the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland for an initial 5-year appointment and in accordance with section 97 of the Patents Act 1992, as amended, the successful candidate has the potential for reappointment for further terms of 5 years.

Closing date: COB,  Thursday, 16 December 2021

Controller of the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland: Find out more and apply