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HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK and currently has a rare opportunity for a two Chemistry graduates to train and qualify as Chartered Patent Attorneys within its prestigious Chemistry Group.

The Vacancy

These opportunities are based in HGF’s Leeds office, working in teams of qualified Chemistry Patent Attorneys. This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, the profession is highly respected and the legal qualifications are lengthy and tough. HGF provides fully supported training leading to Chartered Patent Attorney qualifications.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their client’s highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements which vary according to the country of registration.

To apply, please click on the ‘apply now’ to email your CV with a letter stating why you want to become a Patent Attorney.

CVs must include GCSE and A level subjects and grades

Salary Package

Competitive salary, increasing significantly with qualification, plus bonus and excellent benefits, including pension and 25 days holiday.

Candidate Requirements

HGF is seeking candidates who:
* possess a 2:1 or higher in Chemistry from a Russell Group University

*A PhD is not required but would be advantageous
* have excellent written and oral communication skills
* are socially confident and flexible in attitude and approach
* are able to operate in an intellectually demanding and often pressured environment
* are team players

About HGF

HGF is one of the largest specialist intellectual property (IP) firms in the UK. It is a young and lively firm with an outstanding reputation for quality of service and initiative in meeting client needs. HGF believes it achieves this by attracting and retaining the best people.

With 9 offices across England and Scotland, HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world.  Many of its clients are household names and the work HGF does allows its clients to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding.

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Start Date: 01 January 1970
  • Location: Leeds
  • UCAS Points: Trainee Patent Attorney (Chemistry)
  • Salary: Competitive
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