Potter Clarkson LLP is a great place to train and work as a Patent Attorney within our Electronics, Physics and Computing team.With over 55 patent and trade mark professionals and around 90 support staff working together in a modern single UK office in Nottingham, with state of the art IT infrastructure, video conferencing and meeting room facilities, we have massive legal, scientific and commercial strength.We have IP solicitors working alongside our attorneys enabling us to be a full-service IP firm. Award winning, the firm is consistently ranked in the top tier of major legal guides, such as Legal 500 and MIP. Unlike most UK patent and trade mark firms, we also hold three, independent ISO accreditations which evidence the high level of service provision, information security and environmental awareness that we have. We therefore deliver proven expertise with a top tier service too, enabling clients to benefit commercially from the IP investment. Potter Clarkson acts for many leading household names including AstraZeneca, Nokia, Unilever and Eli Lilly as well as SMEs and universities.The formula for our success is simple. We recruit the very best people and invest heavily in their training and personal development to produce outstanding patent and trade mark professionals. The organisation and infrastructure of the firm and its dedicated support staff equip our experts with all they need to apply their skills efficiently and deliver exceptional service to clients.Training and qualification as a patent or trade mark attorney requires hard work and dedication. To excel you need many talents: strong scientific understanding, excellent language skills and commercial acumen. It may seem daunting, but we can make your training experience varied, challenging and rewarding.
Our comprehensive and highly-regarded training programme delivers remarkable success in professional examinations, with candidates from the firm winning prizes on numerous occasions.
If you are ready for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.
Trainee roles become available throughout the year within the various technical teams, so speculative applications are welcome at any time from individuals with excellent academic qualifications who wish to train and succeed in the patent profession.Successful candidates must be highly accurate and literate, be able to work within a team, and wish to continuously learn and develop professionally. You should have a relevant 2:1 or First Class degree, and although not essential, research or industrial experience is preferred.
Applications are kept on file for up to twelve months and we will contact you when a position becomes available that may be suitable.