In this role, you will support the Director, Intellectual Property, who is responsible for helping define, shape and govern the key processes related to intellectual property capture, protection and exploitation across Centrica to ensure operational effectiveness across the Global businesses.
Responsibility for these processes is split across all the business units where our innovations are created, developed and commercialised, and includes working with internal innovation teams and partner organisations within Centrica and external to the Group. You will also help to lead the development and training of key teams to understand what can and can’t be protected through patent activities and other methods of protecting innovation, such as trade secret, design rights etc. whilst managing the process for capturing the innovations, working to draft patent applications, either yourself or with assistance from external resources, and assisting the business to make the most of their IP.
This is a new role in a rapidly growing team of diverse professionals with backgrounds in IP, marketing, communication, technology and IT, as well and business leadership.