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28 Jan 2022

About us

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 looking to recruit trainee patent attorneys to join our friendly teams in the London and Birmingham offices. The successful candidates will join Forresters’ thriving Technology & Engineering group, and will train in handling all aspects of patents and registered designs. The candidates will assist in protecting inventions across a wide variety of subject areas, including mechanical, electronics, software, and cleantech-related technologies.

On-the-job training will be given by partners and other fully qualified senior attorneys, as well as through external training courses, in order for the candidates to become a fully-qualified UK and European patent attorney.

About you:

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A 2:1 degree or above in an engineering discipline is required, but other degrees in related subjects will also be considered.
  • You must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, have organisational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You must possess a commitment to quality and attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Start date: Autumn 2022

The Package

From starting:

  • Very competitive salary
  • A pleasant, supportive and friendly working environment
  • Core hours
  • 35 hour week
  • 28 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays, increasing up to one day for every completed holiday year up to a maximum of 31 days.
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mutual pension contribution of up to 5%

After successful completion of probationary period

  • Health Cash plan
  • Cyclescheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Flexible working
  • Private Medical Insurance

Forresters are 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 short cover letter by 14th January 2022. Please state in the cover letter your salary expectations and if you have the right to work in the UK. Please also tell us if you have a preferred location to work in.

Please strictly no agencies.

  • Job Type: Graduate Jobs
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Technology
  • Start Date: Autumn 2022
  • Location: London or Birmingham
  • UCAS Points: Unspecified/Not Applicable
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Engineering
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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