We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and ambitious trainee patent attorney to join our Life Sciences team in Oxford. Candidates will be available immediately, or able to commence employment by Autumn 2019.
What are we looking for?
- A proven excellent academic record, with at least a first or upper second class undergraduate degree in Biochemistry or a related subject
- The ability to analyse and interpret complex technical documents, combined with a first rate command of language to explain them clearly
- Strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail and good interpersonal skill
What we offer
- A highly competitive salary and benefits package
- A relaxed and friendly working environment
- A varied diet of work originating from multinational corporations to SMEs and research organisations.You will work for a number of Partners and Associates so that your caseload covers a broad range of different legal and technical areas
- The opportunity to become a key part of our clients’ strategic planning
- Exceptional quality of training and support to help you qualify as a Chartered and European patent attorney
- A genuine interest in the fulfilment of your career as a patent attorney with us. As a market-leading firm, we will not only help you to enhance your technical ability, but also your commercial and legal judgement
We are one of the largest patent and trade mark private practices with office presence across the UK and in Munich. The Firm has a strong “family feel” and can attribute much of its success to the internal support and training provided, along with the organic growth of our client base.
Our Oxford team is part of a larger, firm-wide Life Sciences group. Our attorneys are graduate and post-graduate scientists with degrees and doctorates in all aspects of biochemistry and biology; many were involved in academic research before joining the firm. Across the group we have a wealth of expertise in areas such as, antibodies and immunology, cell signalling, diagnostic assays, enzymology, molecular and cellular biology, plant biology and vaccines.