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Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s leading intellectual property firms and the largest of its kind in the UK. Our global reach and unmatched depth and breadth of expertise present unique and exciting opportunities for those working with us.

As a graduate entrant you will be given full support to achieve qualification as a chartered UK patent and European attorney.  We run our own comprehensive in-house ‘training academy’ which combines tutorials, and lectures as well as mentoring and supervision from Partners and other qualified attorneys.   In addition, you will also gain a range of commercial skills, such as business development and client care, as part of our on-going personal development programme.

You will be expected to have gained at least a 2:1 degree in engineering, electronics, physics or computer science. We also welcome applications from those completing a doctorate or who are undertaking postgraduate research. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and a natural curiosity to find out how things work.

Working as a patent attorney requires not only an excellent technical and academic background but the ability to draft comprehensive documents and defend complex legal arguments.  It is a challenging and rewarding role enabling you to be involved with leading edge research as well as understanding and supporting the commercial objectives of a diverse client base worldwide.

If you have the right qualifications, outlook and ambition we want to hear from you!

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Start Date: 01 September 2016
  • Location: Birmingham
  • UCAS Points: Trainee Patent Attorney – Engineering / Electronics / Physics
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Engineering, Electronics, Physics or Computer Science
  • Salary: Competitive
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