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Potter Clarkson is currently seeking an ambitious qualified Patent Attorney to join our exciting Technology, Engineering and Designs team. The successful candidate will be based at our brand-new Holborn office in London.

We are one of the largest full-service intellectual property practices in Europe, with 88 patent and trade mark professionals and 10 IP solicitors, who are expertly assisted by over 130 support staff working together in our Nottingham, London, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Stockholm offices.

We work with a wide range of clients to secure IP protection, which involves regular direct client interaction and providing commercial strategic IP advice. We also specialise in advising private equity investors and performing IP due diligence.

The firm is consistently ranked in the top tier of major legal guides, such as IAM 1000, IAM Strategy 300, Legal 500 and MIP.

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 business support staff equip our patent and trade mark professionals 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 to supporting the wellbeing of all our people. We offer a wealth of health and wellbeing benefits and resources, including private healthcare, flexible working options and a mentorship program.

The Role

Based in our London office, you will have an amazing opportunity to work with tech entrepreneurs and early-stage investors across a wide range of technologies, as well as handling filing and patent prosecution for clients from overseas. Working with experienced IP professionals recognised as world leading IP strategists, you can expect to grow your professional skillset in providing strategic, commercially focussed advice, learning to deliver our expanding range of IP Consultancy products developed for this purpose. You will inevitably spend a great deal of time working with direct clients and collaborating with our team of IP solicitors on both contentious and non-contentious legal matters.

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


Successful candidates must have strong technical and legal skills as a patent attorney and be passionate about their professional and personal development, whilst working within a collaborative team environment. 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 and able to communicate both clearly and concisely;
  • A demonstrable ability to learn quickly;
  • Confidence in drafting and prosecuting computer implemented innovations (CII);
  • Confidence in oral presentations;
  • Diligence, motivation and a client-orientated, commercially focussed attitude; and,
  • One to three years post-qualification experience.


  • Competitive Salary;
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays;
  • Generous company pension scheme;
  • Healthcare package;
  • Flexible working policy;
  • Birthday Leave;
  • Travel loan scheme; and,
  • Purchase of extra holiday scheme.
  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified 4-5 Years, Newly Qualified
  • Date Posted: 08 Jul 2022
  • Area of Specialism: Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Other
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: Holborn, London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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