We are currently looking for candidates with degrees in Electrical Engineering or Physics to join our growing Electrical, Electronics and Software team as a trainee Patent Attorney. Our clients are top-tier domestic and international clients involved in the development of cutting-edge technologies, particularly in areas such as microprocessors and integrated circuits, power amplifiers and energy generation, semiconductor devices, telecommunication systems, software and computer graphics.
A strong Electronics or Physics background is crucial so that you will be able to understand the client’s invention. You will also be required to analyse problems logically, and express yourself clearly and precisely, both orally and in writing. Good people skills and a common sense approach to problem solving are also invaluable. If this sounds like you, we would be very interested to hear from you.
We would generally expect applicants to have obtained (or expect to attain) a minimum of a 2:1 degree in one of the following disciplines:
- Mechanical engineering
- Electronic engineering/Computer science
- Other scientific degrees
What you can expect from the training:
Reddie & Grose has a good reputation for training its assistants and the majority of the partners trained with the firm. Our most recent intake of trainees took part in a two-week intensive training induction covering the basics of patent law and other essential background for the start of their career.
The trainees will be supported through the 10-week course leading to the Certficate in Intellectual Property Law (currently provided by Queen Mary, University of London).
Trainees are encouraged to take advantage of courses and lectures provided by the professional institutes, which supplement the thorough practical training given in the offices under the supervision of one of the partners. Trainees are also given the opportunity to attend German and French language classes, held in the London office.
We will consider applications at any time of the year but we generally take on new assistants in September/October of each year. Our recruitment process starts in September of the current year when we review our needs for the following year.
Priority will be given to applicants who have completed their studies or are in the final year of undergraduate or post-graduate studies at university.
How to apply:
If you are interested in a career at Reddie & Grose LLP, please click on the ‘Apply now’ button below and complete the appropriate application form.