We are looking for a Part-qualified Patent Attorney with experience in Pharma/Biotech to join our leading Chemistry & Life Sciences Practice Group. Opportunities for career development and training make up a big part of our success. At GJE, we’ll support you to develop your skills and advance your career – and achieve success in your professional exams.
You will be involved in drafting and prosecution of UK and European patent applications in a variety of fields. You will be forging relationships with your clients who will range from multinational corporations, SMEs and individual inventors, giving you a broad spectrum of interesting work. You will gain experience in a full range of direct client work including oppositions before the EPO and contentious matters, allowing a seamless transition into the Associate role. We will help you to play to your strengths and develop experience in areas that interest you, which will add value to the business and help us all to build upon its success.
We recognise that not everyone has the same aspirations and even those who do may well have different routes to the end goal. So, whether you are natural at bringing in new business, have a passion for training less experienced colleagues, or you prefer the nuts and bolts of what being a patent attorney is all about, you are likely to find a place at GJE.
Our success is down to the people we employ
We are based in modern offices near bustling Liverpool Street and Shoreditch. Our culture is friendly, supportive, and collaborative, and within this environment you will receive excellent training and support, and take on real responsibility from an early stage.
Our firm has a clearly defined strategic vision for where we are heading and an impressive track record to match. There are around 120 of us in our City office, so we’re small and friendly enough for you to get to know everyone – but big enough to offer you great career prospects.
We are looking to fit the role to the right person, rather than the person to the role. As such we are open to hearing from candidates at varying stages of qualification. A competitive salary (reviewed annually and upon exam success), great benefits and perks and a range of social events await the successful candidate.
Vision & Values
We have a diverse workforce yet we all share a vision and a set of core values. Our Vision is: to be the right choice for Intellectual Property. That means as an employer, we aspire to be the right choice to develop your career. Based on the principles on which our vision is founded, GJE practices the following values;
Care: We take the time to understand the needs of our clients and colleagues, so we can deliver the best possible results for them
- Clarity: We provide clear advice and concise recommendations so our clients can make the right decisions quickly and confidently
- Creativity: We encourage innovative thinking to help solve problems
- Collaboration: Teamwork is important to us; our clients see us as an extension of their own team and our people flourish in a supportive environment
- Commerciality: We work hard to understand our clients’ businesses and help them realise the value of their IP