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31 Jul 2018

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Electronics, Physics
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Location: London, Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • UCAS Points: 280
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Physics and Electronics
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Applications should be made using our online form.

We are looking for new patent attorneys trainees from a physics or electronics background to work towards qualification as a UK and European patent attorney.  New trainees will sit with a qualified patent attorney and assist them with all parts of their work, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and advising clients about various aspects of intellectual property law. The day-to-day training is supplemented with both in-house and external tutorials which help trainees in their preparations for the professional qualifying exams.  The successful candidates will rotate between our four offices for the first three years of training.

Good candidates will have a broad-based interest in science as well as specific knowledge in their particular degree field. Excellent communication skills, especially in writing, are vital. Good people skills are also valuable as is general commercial sense.  [No prior knowledge of patent law is required.]

You will need to upload a covering letter, a copy of your CV, and also the pieces of written work outlined on our website.  Please also have a full list of your qualifications and results (back to GCSE level or equivalent) to hand, as well as any dates you are not available for interview

Further information about the firm and various aspects of the job can be found in our online recruitment brochure.

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