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Deadline

30 Nov 2016

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Patent Attorneys
  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Location: London (City)
  • UCAS Points: 360 plus
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Engineering, Physics, Computer Science
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

We are looking for ambitious graduates with a degree in physics, electronics or engineering to join our successful and expanding IT & Engineering practice group.

You will apply the technical knowledge and expertise gained from your degree to your role as Trainee Patent Attorney, in which you will gain skills in patent drafting, filing and prosecution. As you progress, you will be given the opportunity to get more involved with contentious advice work.

As you will be exposed to a diverse range of cases and clients right from the start, effective communication skills are a must. You should also have the ability and confidence to build effective working relationships and be able to offer straightforward and practical advice to your clients.

The firm encourages everyone to add value to the firm’s success, so alongside your main responsibilities you can choose to get involved in areas of business that interest you; be it helping with presentations and events, training and recruitment, writing articles or joining working groups to review internal processes and propose change.

What’s it like to work here

Our structured training programme will provide you with a year of on-the-job learning before enrolling you for the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Ultimately you will aim to qualify as both a European patent attorney and a Chartered (UK) patent attorney. We assist you in these studies through a range of in-house training, as well as through mentoring and coaching from senior attorneys, who are always happy to help.

We are based in modern offices near bustling Liverpool Street and Shoreditch. Our culture is friendly, supportive, and collaborative, and within this environment you receive excellent training and support, and take on real responsibility from an early stage. We offer a competitive salary (reviewed annually and upon exam success), great benefits & perks and a range of social events.

Who we’re looking for

We pride ourselves on the high calibre of our staff and look for top graduates who demonstrate a passion for science or engineering and can contribute to the continued development of our business. As a minimum requirement, the successful candidates will fulfil the following criteria:

  • Degree in physics, electronics or engineering (2.1 or 1st);
  • High academic achievement (mainly As and A*s in GCSE & A Levels or equivalent qualifications)
  • Effective communication skills; and
  • Excellent attention to detail.

If this sounds like you, apply now with your CV and a covering letter. While applications for graduate roles are on-going, we start interviewing and assessing applications as soon as we receive them, so we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

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