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20 Mar 2021

The Firm

Forresters IP LLP is a leading full service intellectual property firm with an international client base. We have offices located in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Munich and Southampton. Since being established in 1884, we have grown from a regional firm into an international practice. Despite our long history we are a young firm with a fresh approach to our clients’ requirements and employee career progression. We are rated as one of the leading intellectual property firms in the UK. Our London presence has just been relocated to new offices in the Gherkin.

The Role

We are recruiting for associates to join our thriving technology patent departments in our Birmingham and London offices. The successful candidate will handle all aspects of protecting inventions and registered designs and, additionally, provide advice and opinions to clients on a range of issues, including freedom to operate.
The technology teams in our Birmingham and London offices have practices which span a wide range of fields, including household appliances, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), medical devices, mechanical engineering, electronics, materials, and software. We recognise that candidates are unlikely to have the ability to handle all such subject-matter areas, although the ability to practice in a range of areas would be an advantage.


  • Qualified or newly qualified UK and/or European Patent Attorney – with a background in engineering, electronics, physics, or software; a chemist with experience in engineering would also be considered.
  • Willingness to work in a range of technology areas would be an advantage.
  • Strong client care skills and ability to offer no-nonsense advice to clients.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, have organisational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Great commitment to quality and attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

The job description is not an exhaustive list of all the tasks, and the role might include additional duties commensurate with this position.

Start date: To be mutually agreed

The Package

From starting:

  • Very competitive salary
  • A pleasant, supportive and friendly working environment
  • Smart casual dress code with dress down Fridays
  • Flexible working – core hours
  • 35 hour week
  • 31 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme

After successful completion of probationary period

  • Health Cash plan
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cyclescheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Mutual pension contribution of up to 5%

Forresters is an Equal Opportunities employer and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity in the IP profession, which is why we have signed up to the IP Inclusive Charter.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter by the 20th March 2021. Please state in the cover letter your salary expectations and confirm if you have a permanent right to live and work in the UK.

  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Technology
  • Experience Level: Associate, Senior Associate
  • Location: Birmingham or London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Date Posted: 18 Feb 2021
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