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If you are looking for the next step in your Patent Attorney career and want the opportunity to work with a prestigious global client base, apply to Withers & Rogers now.  Due to expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a forward thinking, ambitious attorney to join our Advanced Engineering group in Leamington Spa.

We are committed to providing our employees with flexible working options, and we’ll work around you where operationally possible.


To succeed, you will have a strong background in mechanical engineering, and 2-3 years’ experience of working with UK, European and UK clients. You will have passed all foundation exams or equivalent qualification (QMUL, Bournemouth, etc), and have demonstrable drafting experience. You will be able to demonstrate analytical skills, the ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients at all levels, the ability to prioritise work and manage time effectively.


You will play an integral part within the Advanced Engineering team, taking on real responsibility from the start. Key duties will include:

  • Corresponding with clients, Patent Offices and overseas Attorneys;
  • Researching prior art and devising creative and persuasive arguments against objections;
  • Thoroughly analysing and editing existing patent specifications to overcome objections;
  • Drafting specifications for complex inventions;
  • Drafting simple specifications for simple inventions without significant supervision;
  • Meeting with clients – more commonly industrial companies than individual inventors;
  • Attending hearings at the European Patent Office;
  • Building a network of contacts with future business development in mind.


In return, a fantastic salary is on offer as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes our newly introduced sabbatical policy and a healthcare cash plan (full private medical insurance will be granted upon promotion to Associate level). Whilst we expect a lot from our people, we believe in a healthy work-life balance, realistic business targets mean that you will have time for a life outside of the office.


Withers & Rogers’ client base is truly global, serving major multinational businesses in automotive, aerospace, packaging and energy sectors with direct client relationships in the UK, Europe and overseas. Internationally, our clients include first-tier automotive suppliers and oil and gas service companies in the US, and an industrial conglomerate in Japan.  In the UK, we advise, for example, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, a global automotive engineering consultancy and one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of fresh food packaging.  We also advise and act for exciting start-up companies, SMEs and a number of UK universities.

We have a first-rate development scheme and you will be well supported through qualification. We believe that from the day you join us, your continual professional development should be a key priority throughout your career. After all, the expertise of our people has made Withers & Rogers the leading name that it is.

Our Leamington Spa office is located alongside the river, just 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy.


If this sounds like the right move for you, apply today.

  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Area of Specialism: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Other
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified 1-3 Years, Part Qualified 4-5 Years
  • Location: Leamington Spa
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Date Posted: 13 Feb 2018
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