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  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Chemistry
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Chemistry disciplines
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Please email your CV (including Highers/ A Level results) with a letter explaining why you want to become a Patent Attorney

Have you considered a career as a Patent Attorney?

HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK and currently has three opportunities to train and qualify as a Patent Attorney within it’s prestigious Chemistry Group.

The Vacancies

There is an opportunity in the Edinburgh office, working in a team of qualified and part-qualified Patent Attorneys in our Chemistry Group. This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, the profession is highly respected and the legal qualifications are lengthy and tough. HGF provides fully supported training leading to Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney qualifications.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their clients’ highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation which varies according to the country of registration.

Salary Package

Competitive salary, increasing significantly with qualification, plus bonus and excellent benefits, including pension, 25 days holiday and holiday purchase scheme.

Person requirements

The people we are seeking will:

  • have a minimum of a 2:1 in a chemistry discipline;
  • have completely fluent English with excellent written and oral communication skills and high attention to detail;
  • be socially confident and flexible in attitude and approach;
  • be able to operate in an intellectually demanding and often pressured environment;
  • be a team player.
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