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Potter Clarkson is currently seeking a near or newly qualified Patent Attorney to join our Technology, Engineering and Designs team. The successful candidate may choose to be based from any of our offices.

Our recruitment focus is on identifying candidates with the potential to grow and succeed as world leading IP professionals. We are a fully inclusive employer and invest heavily in our EDI and the wellness of the team.

We are one of the largest full-service intellectual property practices in Europe, with 84 patent and trade mark professionals and 12 IP solicitors, who are expertly assisted by over 100 support staff working together in our Nottingham, London, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Stockholm offices.

The firm is consistently ranked in the top tier of major legal guides, such as Legal 500 and MIP. Unlike most UK patent and trade mark firms, we also hold three independent ISO accreditations which show the high level of service provision, information security and environmental awareness that we have.

The formula for our success is simple. We recruit the very best people, provide continuous ongoing support in-house and invest heavily in their training and personal development to produce outstanding patent and trade mark professionals. The organisation and infrastructure of the firm and its dedicated support staff equip our experts with all they need to apply their skills efficiently and deliver exceptional service to clients.

We are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance and supporting the wellbeing of all our people. We offer a wealth of health and wellbeing benefits and resources, including healthcare, flexible working options, a virtual wellbeing hub, mental health first aiders and a mentorship program.

The Role

The role will involve working directly with experienced attorneys within the Firm, as well as opportunities for business development and networking.

We work with a vast range of clients to secure patent protection, locally and globally, which involves regular client interaction, scoping inventions and determining how they can be best used to gain a strategic advantage.

If you are ready to join an amazing team, we’d love to hear from you.


Successful candidates must be highly accurate and literate. They will be able to work within a team and wish to continuously learn and develop professionally. Together with an interest in science and technology, successful candidates will also have a keen interest in the growth of our business and the further development of the services offered to our clients.

The successful candidate should also possess;

  • Excellent English language skills, other languages, especially Scandinavian, would be beneficial
  • Outstanding technical ability and skill as a patent attorney
  • Diligence and motivation and a client-orientated, commercially focussed attitude
  • One to three years post-qualification experience


Potter Clarkson offers a competitive salary and benefits package that increases with qualification and experience.


  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Other
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified 1-3 Years, Part Qualified 4-5 Years, Newly Qualified
  • Job Reference: TED0721
  • Location: London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Date Posted: 25 Aug 2021
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