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  • Number of Employees: 49
  • Number of Partners: 8
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 8
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 5
  • Location: London and Liverpool
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About us

WP Thompson is a long-established full-service IP firm committed to assisting its clients build and protect revenue streams from their intellectual creativity relating to patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. The firm has modern UK offices in London and Liverpool and a long-established continental European office in Munich. Amongst its partners are specialists in all matters of patent and trade mark protection and exploitation who, in association with its qualified and part-qualified professional staff, offer a wide range of tailored services to suit the widely varying needs of its national and international client base.

Your development

Our varied national and international client base creates a challenging environment within which to train and work and offers wide-ranging experience for our trainees through foundation-level examinations and onto full qualification. Trainees are exposed to a wide variety of different tasks from initial client meetings and invention harvesting, the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, to advice and assistance in relation to contentious matters such as infringement actions. Our philosophy is one of focusing on our client’s needs and expectations to serve as a blueprint for the training and development of our professional staff. Our graduate recruits can find themselves forming part of our team at high-level client meetings from an early stage in their career. Amongst our partners are current and past finals-papers examiners, revision course tutors and contributors to various specialist texts. There is a strong collegiate atmosphere among our trainees and active involvement by all qualified staff in assisting with the review of past examination papers. Support is also offered by way of attendance at residential courses in preparation for sitting the UK finals level papers and the European qualifying examinations. While not obligatory, we currently offer the QMW Certificate course as a route to foundation level part-qualification.

What we are looking for

Candidates should have at least an upper second class honours degree in a technical discipline. They should clearly exhibit an inquisitive mind, clarity of thought and expression and, equally importantly, a personality that will fit into, and complement, our friendly but productive office environments.

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