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We have an opportunity in our sector-leading Life Sciences group for a trainee patent attorney. The successful candidate will receive the training, support and guidance necessary to qualify as both a UK and European patent attorney.

Applicants should possess a good degree in a Life Sciences-related subject, such as Biotechnology, Cell Biology or Biochemistry. For this position, we are seeking an individual with a cross-disciplinary background bringing together a Life Sciences-related subject with physics, electronics and/or IT. As such, applicants are requested to submit an additional statement of their cross-disciplinary experience with their application. Ideally, candidates should also have passed A level physics or equivalent.

Although not essential, some proficiency in French, German, Chinese or Japanese is desirable.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant team, working with and learning from leading individuals in the field, and having contact with a full range of clients from start-ups and spin-outs to large multinational corporations. The work will be varied and will include drafting and prosecution before the EPO, UK IPO and internationally, as well as freedom-to-operate work, oppositions, appeals and opinion work.

As you may know, Kilburn & Strode is one of the leading patent and trade mark attorney firms in Europe. Consistently ranked in the top tier by the various industry surveys, we aim to be the preferred choice for those looking for patent and trade mark attorney services. We also aim to keep our employees happy. As part of this, we run a friendly and supportive office with a professional and informal atmosphere.

We offer what we believe is one of the best benefits packages in the business, which includes flexi-time working, contributory pension scheme, private medical cover and a host of other flexible benefits.

Further details of our approach to training and development, as well as an downloadable application form can be found by clicking the link below.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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