Intellectual Property and Approvals Engineer

Jun 26, 2018

The Company: 

The Gill Group covers the development of new products, innovative research, product maintenance, manufacturing, sales and distribution, and specialist equipment calibration. We are specialists in precision ultrasonic air flow measurement, offering the most extensive range of ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors on the market today. Additionally as designers and manufacturers of innovative sensing technologies such as level measurement, position, flow and engine controls, our markets are diverse including construction, agriculture, motorsport, defence, marine and material handling industries.

We are investing to support and accelerate the company’s growth to increase our portfolio of products and enhance our leading development capabilities. Building on our strong worldwide reputation for novel, technologically advanced and robust products along with the great care we take with clients and employees alike, we are looking to attract talented and driven individuals to join a highly successful and motivated team.

  • We believe in delivering outstanding product solutions for our customers.
  • Our work includes delivering to the most recognised brands in the world
  • Projects include development of new standard product ranges as well as unique solutions to meet a specific customer demand.

The Position: We’re looking for an Intellectual Property and Approvals Engineer to provide Group wide support to protecting Intellectual Property through Patent applications, identifying and pursuing patent infringements, non-disclosure management, and implementing measures to safeguard trade secrets.

The roles approval aspect will be concerned with identifying country legal product requirements and related product approval activities. The required candidate should have an excellent technical background, along with the energy and motivation to deliver.

To complement the base salary we offer 24 days annual leave, pension scheme, salary sacrifice, flexible working hours, investment in individuals training, free on-site car parking, shower facility for cyclists/lunchtime runners, discount gym membership, and special rates for health insurance. A relocation package is also available if applicable.

Requirements: We are looking for somebody with the following:

  • Thorough understanding of areas covering Intellectual Property
  • Knowledge of patent process
  • Knowledge of how to conduct patent searches
  • Technical authoring skills
  • A basic understanding of electronics and/or physics


  • Conducting patent searches.
  • Interpretation of patent documents and patent application examination reports.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team to extract key ideas and concepts, and refine to the point where the novel aspects of invention can be clearly stated.
  • Preparation of description of inventions, to provide to patent solicitor.
  • Assessing how new IP generated can be protected.
  • Managing NDA process
  • Providing appropriate reports on a regular basis.
  • Identifying country legal product requirements and other compliance activities that arise over the course of project development
  • In addition to the above patent related activities, there is scope to be involved with wider business activities including business development and market research.


The Location: The Gill Group is based in Lymington, in the New Forest district of Hampshire. This is a great place to live and work because of the large tourist industry, based on proximity to the New Forest and its harbour. It is a major yachting centre with three marinas. It faces Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, to which there is a car ferry service. We are within walking distance to public transportation, and in a great area for getting lunch.

With close access to the M27 (M3) and train line to Brockenhurst to allow direct mainline services to London and surrounding areas it provides a good location for both commuting to and travelling from.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Top industry pay.
  • Exciting projects.
  • Dynamic environment.
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training.


The Intellectual Property and Approvals Engineer will be employed by Gill Research & Development Limited.

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