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06 Nov 2023

Are you looking to apply your knowledge of science and engineering to the protection and commercialisation of cutting-edge technologies, while working alongside world leading clients who are at the forefront of innovation? If so, have you considered a career as a patent attorney which 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, but 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 top tier firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys with offices in London, The Netherlands and San Francisco. We hire the best people and we do excellent work for the world’s finest organisations.

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 have a fantastic opportunity for a STEM graduate to join us as a Trainee Patent Attorney in our London office. Our Tech team comprises of over 60 individuals and we advise some very high-profile global clients across all fields of technology.

Whether you are a new graduate or are looking for an exciting career change, we are looking for candidates with a solid scientific background, a strong academic record and a graduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, or a closely related discipline. We are recruiting for places on our graduate scheme, where we will support and mentor you in your journey to becoming a fully qualified patent attorney and beyond.

More specifically, we are looking for candidates with the following backgrounds:

Computer Science – ideally with some experience in AI.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering – ideally with some experience of computing/software.

Physics – ideally, you would have some knowledge of computing/software, though this is not essential.

Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 in their degree discipline, although candidates with a postgraduate degree and a 2:2 in their undergraduate degree will also be considered.

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: Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Technology
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London
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