Deadline

29 Mar 2024

We are looking for a graduate to join our dynamic Life Science Team as a trainee UK and European patent attorney. We work with a wide range of clients, from international corporations with established patent portfolios, to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge technology. We are proud of the high quality of service that we offer, and are consistently ranked highly in both industry and professional directories.

Our office environment and ethos is designed to be collaborative, and we encourage team working and training. We invest heavily in our trainees with a view to providing a long-term future at our firm, and our inhouse training scheme is recognised as one of the best in the profession. Our trainee patent attorneys routinely enjoy success in their professional qualifications.

Our Values

At Reddie & Grose LLP, our commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment is anchored in our core values. These values were established through the collective contributions and insights of everyone at our firm.

Be Open: We want trust to be at the core of our firm and we believe clarity and transparency in our decisions and actions are key to building it.

Belong Together: We actively foster a friendly working culture where we create opportunities for people to connect, collaborate and belong. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity drives us to continually improve our culture, ensuring that everyone feels heard and welcomed.

Excelling for clients: We are a team who excel at meeting our clients’ needs, proudly offering bespoke and high-quality services. Driven by continuous improvement and an unrelenting commitment to quality, we prioritise opportunities for our clients.

Leading the way: We empower our people to lead the way, nurturing a culture of curiosity and a relentless pursuit of knowledge and continuous learning.

​Reddie & Grose Graduate Training Scheme

Reddie & Grose has an excellent reputation for training. Every new trainee will work closely with a partner of the firm who will be responsible for their day-to-day training and development. As a complement to this traditional one-to-one training, we have developed a bespoke training programme for our new trainees, which is intended to bring them up to speed with some of the core concepts of intellectual property law, and also to provide a degree of communal practical tuition.

The training programme begins with a two-week intensive training induction introducing the basics of patent law and other intellectual property laws, such as design law and trademark law. The training induction also includes sessions dealing with important practical aspects of the job such as “how to communicate with clients”, “effective marketing”, and “the role of a trainee”. The training programme then continues with weekly sessions devoted to practical training. The trainees work through different tasks of increasing complexity each week, and their work is then assessed by a partner or qualified attorney. Both communal and individual feedback is provided as part of a group discussion. These practical training sessions ensure that all of our new trainees are exposed to the same core practical examples, providing them with the tools to develop their skills together.

In total, seven weeks of a new trainee’s first year at Reddie & Grose are spent working through our bespoke training programme. After this, new trainees will be supported through a 13-week course leading to the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (currently provided by Queen Mary, University of London) and a European qualifying examination preparation course.

We want our trainees to have access to the best support they can get, so they are also encouraged to take advantage of courses and lectures provided by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

About Us

Reddie & Grose LLP is an internationally renowned firm of European and United Kingdom Patent, Trade Mark and Design attorneys.

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and offering expert and pragmatic advice and services that are tailored to our clients’ needs. Avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach has allowed us to build up many valued long-lasting client relationships since our firm was founded in 1907.

We bring an in-depth knowledge of the UK and European intellectual property systems to the process of obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights. Internationally, we help our clients find attorneys in other jurisdictions, and give advice based on our long-established experience and extensive network of overseas patent professionals. We are always seeking to inform and add value at each stage of the process.

We have an experienced team of attorneys who can advise on all aspects of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs. We have specialists in electronics, software, mechanical systems, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. In the UK and Europe, we work closely with solicitors, barristers, and other members of the legal profession to support our clients in litigation before the courts.

Range of Work

We offer services across all key technologies, and have particular strengths in electronics and software, chemistry, mechanical engineering and biotechnology. In addition to patents and registered designs, several partners and assistants also handle Trade Mark work for a great number of household brands.

Staff Benefits

Reddie & Grose LLP is a friendly place to work. We value a great work/life balance for all. At the same time we enjoy what we do and who we work with day to day. You will get to know everyone through our active social events calendar. Other benefits include:​

  • 26 days annual leave plus all bank and public holidays
  • Remote home working (60% office / 40% working from home for trainees)
  • Discretionary Christmas bonus
  • Private Pension Scheme (with optional salary sacrifice)
  • Group Life Assurance (3 x salary)
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Cycle to work scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Benefits Platform
  • Paid Charity Leave Day
  • Active Social Events Calendar
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Private medical scheme
  • Access to cycle store and shower facilities
  • Positive culture for work-life balance
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruit

Person Specification 

We are looking for people who have the potential to take charge of a client relationship on behalf of the firm in the future – people who are personable as well as technically capable. What’s important is the quality of someone’s work – not just the number of hours they have billed in a year.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

Minimum requirements: at least a 2:1 degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or similar life science degree, preferably including at least one module of organic chemistry at university level.  We welcome applications from imminent or new graduates as well as anyone completing a doctorate, undertaking postgraduate research, or working in industry.

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Reddie & Grose LLP is an equal opportunities employer. It is essential that equality of opportunity and the absence of unfair discrimination be at the core of all the firm’s policies and activities. We value diversity and ensure that all employment decisions are based on merit, competence, and potential. Every individual’s uniqueness enhances our collective strength. We are members of IP Inclusive and have been actively involved in Women in IP, IP & ME, IP Out and IP Ability.

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