If you want to use your engineering skill and knowledge but would prefer not to be a professional engineer, then have you considered the career of a Patent Attorney?
A Patent Attorney needs to have excellent engineering skills so that they can understand cutting-edge inventions. They also need to have good written communication skills to be able to capture the technical details of an invention in a written document. The career can be very rewarding for those who enjoy technology but do not want to be professional engineers. The pre-requisite for becoming a Patent Attorney is a technical degree and the law is learnt while you work.
Swindell & Pearson Ltd is an expanding firm of Chartered Patent Attorneys based in Derby serving an international client base. We are seeking to recruit an engineer who is knowledgeable of, and interested in, mobile cellular telecommunications.
You will be trained to qualify as a Patent Attorney while working as part of the High-Technology team. You will be trained to the highest professional standards.
You should be able to communicate effectively both on paper and in person. Some knowledge and experience of electronics, software or telecommunications would be advantageous, as would an interest in scientific and technical developments.
You should be conscientious and capable of working to deadlines. You will also need to be organised.
A large number of professional exams are required to become a Patent Attorney, so a high level of commitment is required.
A degree in physics/electronics/software (2:1 or above).
A consistently strong academic performance in science, maths and English language.
A PhD or industrial experience, while not required, would be an advantage.
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