We currently have vacancies in the Electronics, Computing and Physics group at our London, Midlands, Bristol and Sheffield offices.
We give our trainees real responsibility early on, and you should expect to be making a significant contribution to client work within the first year. Our clients include some of the most innovative businesses in the world so you will have an opportunity to work with some very interesting technology.
Qualification as a Chartered UK & European Patent Attorney involves passing several sets of examinations. Withers & Rogers provides a comprehensive package of support for trainees sitting exams. We will pay for you to attend courses, lectures and tutorials which are organised by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. In addition to this, we have our own in-house tutorial system which is aimed at preparing trainees for both the UK and European qualifying exams. The main focus of training, however, is exposure to a great variety of work on actual live cases under the supervision of a qualified attorney. Each trainee at Withers & Rogers is assigned to a qualified attorney responsible for their progression to full qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney. All of our qualified attorneys devote considerable time to developing trainees and this is the best way for you to develop the skills you need to pass the professional exams, and also for you to absorb the culture and working practices that have contributed to the success of our firm.
We are seeking a candidate with a strong electronics, computing or physics background who wishes to train as a patent attorney. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of an upper second class electronics, computing or physics based degree with excellent English language skills and the ability to grasp new technical concepts. He or she should also feel confident communicating effectively with clients and staff of all levels.