Withers & Rogers are expanding!
We are seeking an intelligent and enthusiastic Trainee Patent Attorney with a mechanical engineering background to join our Munich office. You will be provided with support and training to qualify as a German Patent Attorney and then a European Patent Attorney, beginning a successful career working with some of the world’s most exciting businesses to help protect their cutting-edge technology.
A career in the patent profession offers a unique platform to put your technical expertise into practice in a commercial environment. Long-term career prospects are fantastic, and we pride ourselves on our employees’ work-life balance: realistic business targets mean that you will have time for a life outside of the office.
Apply now to join Withers & Rogers LLP and discover why a career as a Patent Attorney is a fantastic use of your academic training.
Becoming a Patent Attorney at Withers & Rogers
Qualifying as a German and European Patent Attorney involves passing several sets of examinations, and we provide a comprehensive package of support for our trainees through the process.
We will pay for you to attend tutorials and courses, including the “Law for Patent Attorneys” course at the FernUniversität Hagen, and additionally we have our own in-house tutorial system to prepare trainees for the qualifying exams.
The main focus of training, however, is exposure to a great variety of work on live cases under the supervision of a qualified Attorney. We give our trainees real responsibility early on, and you should expect to be making a significant contribution to client work within your first year. Our patent professionals know how to help and you won’t be on your own.
Who we’re looking for
Candidates should have a strong degree in a mechanical engineering discipline and, as stipulated by the DPMA (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt), you will have a minimum of one year’s industrial experience in a technological field.
You will be able to demonstrate a passion for technology, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to grasp new technical concepts.
Candidates must have fluent German and English language skills, and confidence when communicating effectively with clients and all staff is essential.
Why choose Withers & Rogers?
With offices in Munich, Paris, London, Bristol, Leamington Spa, and Sheffield, Withers & Rogers are one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about delivering the very best for our clients. We specialise in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, from patent law to the management of complex trademark and design portfolios. We support our clients in bringing their ideas to market and maximising the value of their intellectual property rights. In an increasingly dynamic business environment, innovative companies need a strong partner who understands their business and transforms their creative potential into concrete added value. This is where you come in!
At Withers & Rogers we believe in nurturing a diverse working environment where everybody feels included and valued. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining people from all walks of life and backgrounds. We promise to create a culture of inclusion where all individuals feel respected, are treated fairly, can enjoy a good work-life balance, and have the opportunity to excel in their chosen career.Apply now for this role