EIP is a dynamic, forward-thinking firm and one of the fastest growing IP practices in the UK; it has, most recently also opened two international offices – in California, USA and in Düsseldorf, Germany. It enjoys an excellent reputation for providing IP services primarily in niche specialisms and is trailblazing in the UK by incorporating patent attorneys and IP litigation solicitors in a combined partnership. EIP has a leading electronics and software practice and a significant presence in the life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemical sectors.
With offices in London, Bath, Cardiff, and Leeds, EIP has an impressive local client base in the UK which includes major software developers, banks, supermarkets, biotech companies, medical device manufacturers and electronics design consultancies. The firm also works for several large multinationals headquartered in the United States and Japan. The practice is organised into ten groups to reflect the various expertise of the attorneys and the services offered. These are: EIP Brands, EIP Digital, EIP Designs, EIP Dynamics, EIP Elements, EIP Energy, EIP Life, EIP Legal, EIP Strategy and EIP Search.
EIP offers trainees the opportunity to interact and liaise directly with clients. The training programme is focused on direct supervision by the partners, who are leaders in their field, and all of the trainees benefit from high levels of tuition during qualification. EIP has established an ethos of developing trainees and has a good record of advancing their careers to partner level.
The firm’s patent attorneys and trainees include experts in a range of technical fields. A significant proportion have industrial experience built up in research posts prior to joining the profession, others join direct from academic studies. EIP will typically recruit candidates having an excellent first degree and optionally a PhD. The best candidates enjoy the challenge of working at a high intellectual level and dealing with complex issues. Because of the client-facing nature of the work, good social and communication skills are a definite plus. The firm has a friendly, progressive and mutually supportive working environment along with a smart casual dress policy and stylish modern offices.View EIP's Website