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HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK and currently has a rare opportunity for a Life Sciences graduate to train and qualify as Chartered Patent Attorney within their prestigious Life Sciences Group.

The Vacancy

This opportunity is within our Manchester office, working in teams of qualified Life Sciences Patent Attorneys. This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, the profession is highly respected and the legal qualifications are lengthy and tough. HGF provides fully supported training leading to Chartered Patent Attorney qualifications.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their client’s highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements which vary according to the country of registration.

To apply, please click on the ‘apply now’ button to send your CV with a letter stating why you want to become a Patent Attorney to Lara Robinson, Senior HR Advisor at HGF.

Salary Package

Competitive salary, increasing significantly with qualification, plus bonus and excellent benefits, including pension and 25 days holiday.

Candidate Requirements

HGF is seeking candidates who:
* have at least a 2:1 in a life sciences discipline, i.e. molecular biology, immunology, or biomedical
* have A level Biology
* have excellent written and oral communication skills
* are socially confident and flexible in attitude and approach
* are able to operate in an intellectually demanding and often pressured environment
* are team players

About HGF

HGF is one of the largest specialist intellectual property (IP) firms in the UK. It is a young and lively 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.
With 9 offices across England and Scotland, 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 their clients are household names and the work HGF do allows their clients to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding.

HGF has an open and non-hierarchical structure, and actively encourages trainees to become involved in client interaction from an early stage.

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Start Date: 01 January 1970
  • Location: Manchester
  • UCAS Points: Trainee Patent Attorney (Life Sciences)
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive
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