This job is no longer live. View all current jobs on IP Careers.


06 Nov 2023

Do you want to take your biological sciences knowledge out of the lab and into the real world? Where you can play a crucial role in the protection and commercialisation of cutting-edge technologies and IP matters in the life sciences field, while working alongside some of the leading scientists in their areas? If so, have you considered a career as a patent attorney? This will give you the chance to immerse yourself in a diverse range of technology and simultaneously grapple with fascinating legal challenges.

Our Patent Career Programme offers you the chance to be involved in innovative, exciting inventions outside of the lab, whilst studying towards your exams to become a qualified UK and European patent attorney. Here at Kilburn & Strode we offer a quality structured training programme and a dedicated people manager to help guide you through your traineeship. No two days are ever the same, and throughout the course of your training you will master the fundamentals of UK and European patent law, learn how to draft patent applications, take part in opinion and opposition work and interact with clients.

Kilburn & Strode is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys helping the most creative companies protect the most innovative ideas, in the most competitive markets. We have a culture built on diversity and are looking for people who share and demonstrate our values: think creatively, build relationships, take responsibility, respect others, and excel.

We know that our reputation as a firm is based entirely on the quality of the individuals who work here. That’s why we’ve always been uncompromising in seeking out people who are not only at the top of their game, but who also share our enthusiasm and outlook. Not only that, we are committed to diversity not because it’s “good for business” or because it’s the “right thing to do”. We’re committed because it makes our firm a superb place to work. Whatever your background, you’re welcome here because we love the creativity that difference brings.

We are recruiting for a place on our Life Sciences training programme to start in October 2024 – where we will support, mentor and develop you into aworld classpatent attorney working on some of the most exciting new products and ideas from across the globe. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career within our Life Sciences team which is comprised of 25 trainees and qualified attorneys. Our team is led by dedicated, market-leading experts who can offer you unparalleled training, quality of work, exposure to business development and client matters and the support to ensure you are developing in your career.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic record and a graduate or postgraduate degree in a biological sciences related subject, for example, biological sciences, molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, or immunology.

Applicants should ideally have at least biology and chemistry A-levels and preferably a third science subject, such as physics or mathematics. Ideally, candidates will also hold a minimum 2:1 in their biology-focused degree discipline and may have also achieved a biology-related Masters or PhD qualification.

New graduates or those looking for an exciting career change are welcome to apply.

The deadline for receiving applications will be 5pm on Monday 6th November. The application process will include a Zoom interview and attendance at an assessment centre. Those that are successful will commence their trainee positions in October 2024.

Application deadline:
Monday 06 November 2023 17:00

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Life Sciences
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
Back to Top

Get the latest jobs