Design Attorney

£60,000 - £80,000 per annum + bonus + pension + private medical & dental + free on-site gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom


A part of the broader Dyson Legal team, the IP Department provides full-service support to the Dyson Group across all aspects of IP. This includes the filing, prosecution and enforcement of patents, trade marks and design rights. 


Reporting into the Category Head, the Design Attorney has day-to-day strategic and operational responsibility for design rights.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

Function Overview

Dyson learnt an early lesson in the value of legal might, winning a gruelling battle against Hoover when it infringed our early cyclone technology patents. Since then, our multi award winning IP team has fought off infringers from all corners of the globe, doggedly protecting our ideas and technology. It’s a constant battle of whack-a-mole; as we win one case, another infringer pops up. Forget attention to detail – our team have eyes in the back of their heads and ears to the ground in every market. Working closely with Dyson engineers from the very conception of ideas, they make sure we’re able to rigidly protect Dyson’s lifeblood: our technology.


  • Create, capture and maintain a detailed knowledge of the local laws relating to the registration of designs in territories key to Dyson.

  • Devise and implement appropriate and relevant design filing strategies for each area of the Dyson business.

  • Manage conflicts specifically relating to designs across the world.

  • Work closely with Dyson’s in-house Patent Attorneys to understand the needs of individual projects as far as design protection is concerned.


  • Qualified IP Professional (Patent Attorney, IP Solicitor or Trade Mark Attorney).

  • Relevant post qualification experience in a similar role

  • Experience of managing, or significant involvement with, contentious IP matters (whether relating to Patents, Designs or Trade Marks).

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 17-Feb-2017