Our industry-leading Life Sciences (Pharma) and Chemistry & Materials practice groups are offering successful candidates the opportunity to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney. The groups support some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, chemical/consumer companies and research institutions to protect innovation in exciting, cutting edge technologies.
This is a fantastic opportunity to begin a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your scientific background and experience.
With a top-rated training programme we offer exceptional training and support for obtaining UK and EQE qualifications and beyond. Our ethos of collaboration 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 team-work and a healthy work/life balance.
We’re looking for high calibre graduates who possess a strong first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) or PhD in a relevant technical discipline such as chemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical chemistry or pharmacology. To train as a patent attorney, you must have a STEM degree in a relevant technical discipline. Further information on degree requirements for each group can be found on our careers website. Your degree will be complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent).
In addition to your technical skills, you demonstrate a natural curiosity and inquisitiveness, with a flair for writing and a meticulous eye for detail. Having an excellent command of both written and spoken English, you enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with a passion and aptitude for problem solving.
Our recruitment process is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your interest in a career within IP. If successful following the completion of our brief online application form and submission of your CV, you’ll be asked to complete a short pre-recorded video interview. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend a two-stage interview process, where you will meet a number of representatives from the firm.
Interviews are scheduled during September and December, and we will keep you regularly informed during each stage of the process.