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30 Nov 2018

Why a Career as a Patent Attorney?

The career of a Patent Attorney will see you work alongside corporations big and small in a role that combines cutting edge technology, science, law, all wrapped up in a commercial environment.

Over your career you will develop into an important partner for businesses and inventors who are seeking advice and protection for their inventions. From drafting patents to defending them, you will be required to get under the skin of leading innovations.

The training process to become a qualified Patent Attorney is a challenge (one we hope you’ll relish) and typically takes 4 – 6 years to get both UK and European qualified. Here at HGF we offer exceptional support in helping you get there, from your own personal training budget to internal and external development courses including an annual CPD conference, we will treat you as an individual to help you achieve success.

The Position

We are currently seeking to appoint a Trainee Patent Attorney within our Engineering team to work in our Leeds office which services a diverse range of local and international clients. You will work under the tutelage of our qualified Attorneys, supporting them on a range of work to service clients, whilst they in turn support you in your development.

To succeed within this role, you will have a minimum 2:1 degree or Masters/PHD in a related subject area. If you have any exposure to Intellectual Property by way of work experience or a placement this will also be useful for your application. More broadly you will be keen to succeed and passionate about a career in Intellectual Property.

Remuneration Package

Highly competitive salary plus bonus and excellent benefits including pension, private healthcare, private dental care, 25 days holiday and a holiday purchase scheme.

About HGF

HGF Limited is one of Europe’s largest intellectual property specialist firms and one of only a few to offer a fully integrated IP solution, bringing over 160 Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys and IP Solicitors together to provide a full-service IP solution.

We are a thriving firm with an outstanding reputation for quality of service and initiative in meeting client needs. HGF believes it achieves this by attracting and retaining the best people to deliver exceptional service to our customers.

With 13 offices across the UK & Ireland and 3 offices in mainland Europe, HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world.  Many of our clients are household names and the work HGF does allows them to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding.

To Apply

We are seeking to appoint two Trainee Attorneys, one for an immediate start and one for a summer 2019 start, please state in you covering email/letter what your preference would be. If you meet our requirements then we’d love to hear from you.  Please providing reference Trainee/Eng/Lds/18

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Electrical Engineering, Engineering - Other, Mechanical Engineering
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Start Date: Immediate
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