When an entrepreneur named James Poole founded the firm that is now Carpmaels & Ransford back in 1776, he established a legacy that has shaped the world of intellectual property for over 200 years.
Today, from its offices in London and Munich, Carpmaels & Ransford is a formidable presence in European intellectual property, acting on behalf of some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Never complacent, we are continually expanding our knowledge and experience by recruiting the brightest graduates and sharing our knowledge within the firm and throughout the profession.
We have the largest specialist life sciences group on one site in Europe. We protect some of the most commercially valuable pharma products in the world, and many of our biotech cases form the basis of EPO case law. We are also engaged by some of the world’s pre-eminent technology companies.
Our clients are diverse, from large corporates through to start-ups. With long standing client relationships in the US, Asia and across Europe, we are deeply involved in managing some of the world’s leading brands and IP portfolios.
Our collaborative ethos informs everything we do, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just one of the ways in which we encourage teamwork and a healthy work/life balance.
What will you be doing?
Are you looking for an intellectually challenging, purposeful and rewarding career, with the opportunity to use your scientific and technical skills outside of traditional career paths?
Our two week, fully paid summer internship programme will commence in June 2022 (dates TBC) and will take place in our central London office. We also offer support towards travel and accommodations costs.
We will provide you with seminars, case studies, work shadowing and the opportunity to get involved with client meetings and live cases. You will also get to experience our social side, through meeting and getting to know a variety of people across the firm.
What are we looking for?
In order to enter the patent profession, it is a key requirement to have a STEM degree. Please see our range of commonly accepted degrees. Please note that this isn’t an exhaustive list.
For this particular internship, we are looking for exceptional candidates who possess a strong first degree (attained or on track to receive a minimum 2:1 or equivalent) or PhD in the following areas:
• Electrical engineering
• General engineering (with a substantial electrical or electronics focus)
• Computer science
• Software engineering
Preference is given to candidates who are looking to begin a full-time graduate role in autumn 2023, and we welcome applications from individuals who have undertaken further study, including PhDs.
You will be working towards, or have obtained, an excellent first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent) and a passion for science and technology. With an excellent command of both written and spoken English and a meticulous eye for detail, you enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with an enthusiasm and aptitude for problem solving.
We are proud to be using Rare Recruitment’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) which allows us to consider your achievements in the context in which they were gained. We understand that not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper – and we want to recruit the best people, from every background.
When applying, please submit your application to one practice group only. If you are unsure which group is most relevant to your degree, please contact us by clicking on the link below and we’ll be happy to help.
Please note that the number of spaces on the internship is limited. If your application is unsuccessful, please don’t be discouraged from applying to our other opportunities, including trainee positions and insight events.
In accordance with our equal opportunities policy, we will provide equal opportunities to any employee or job applicant, and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly because of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, or pregnancy and maternity.