IP Support

We specialise in IP and business services vacancies for private practice firms, in-house legal teams, and IP service providers.

Established in 1997, The Law Support Group is a longstanding and leading name in the legal recruitment industry. IP Support is the most recent addition to the group, headed up by experienced IP Paralegal and IP Recruitment Manager, Daniel John.

IP Support specialises in the recruitment of professional and business service support staff of all levels. Patent & Trade Mark Secretaries, Administrators, Formalities Clerks and Paralegals all come to us for our advice, expertise and ability to confidentially guide them through their careers. We also partner Accounts, HR, Finance, IT, BD & Marketing and Office Support Services staff in their search for a new position.

We are also able to assist technical staff in their search for a new opportunity and have successfully recruited a number of Patent Analysts, Searchers and IP Managers. Our ability to understand the scope of the work carried out in these roles has been instrumental in us gaining candidates and clients trust in such a specialist area.

Our knowledge of the IP industry paralleled with The Law Support Group’s broad client reach enables us to present candidates with an unrivalled variety of unique opportunities. Acting for clients throughout the UK and Europe, our informative consultants work with a wide variety of businesses, from Patent & Trade Mark Attorney practices to in-house IP departments, magic and silver circle law firms, US and International law firms and specialist boutique practices.

Advising such a variety of clients on all recruitment matters provides us with a deep understanding of the IP market. We regularly advise on recruitment strategies, salary surveys, benefits packages, departmental set-ups and much more. We also advise candidates on career opportunities, alternative career paths and the IP market in general.

Our ability to listen and think outside of the box has been paramount in assisting candidates and clients find the perfect match. We recognise that every IP department operates differently which is why we focus on matching individuals to careers, not job titles.

Whether you work in private practice or are a part of an in-house team, whether you are looking for a new position or looking for a new addition to your team, our consultants are always happy to take a call.

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Dolby revolutionises the science of sight and sound through our innovative research and engineering, empowering creatives to elevate their stories, and offering fans unforgettable experiences in Dolby.

We’re the rain on the roof in a movie. The music flowing through your earbuds when you’re at the gym. The footsteps lurking behind you in a video game. The voice of a colleague on a call who seems to be right next to you. The sight of a breathtakingly bright and vivid sunset on your TV.

Making experiences come alive through technology is what we do. It’s been our mission since day one.

It began with our founder, Ray Dolby, a visionary scientist and inventor. As a young engineer and music lover, he was driven to improve the listening experience. And with that simple motivation, plus countless hours of experimentation, he created a solution—a solution that was elegant and practical, highly sophisticated, and wholly devoted to the artist’s vision. Even as we’ve become a global company, Dolby Laboratories continues to reflect Ray Dolby’s values. Here, science meets art. And high tech goes far beyond computer code.

Founded in 1965 and headquartered in San Francisco, Dolby has grown into a leading global innovator and developer of audio, imaging and voice technologies for cinema, home theaters, PCs, mobile phones, and games. Our products include Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Dolby Voice, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Today, over 2,000 individuals around the globe share their talents and energy to enable the most immersive experiences that technology can deliver.

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UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)

About us

UKAEA researches fusion energy and related technologies, with the aim of positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy.

Mission & goals

UKAEA’s mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise the scientific and economic benefit.

The five interconnected strategic goals to deliver on this mission are:

  • Solve challenges of sustainable fusion energy – from design through to decommissioning – with world-leading science and engineering.
  • Enable partners to design, deliver, and operate commercial fusion power plants.
  • Drive UK economic growth and a thriving industry that exports fusion technology around the world.

Create clusters that accelerate innovation in fusion and related technologies.

Develop the talented, diverse people needed to deliver fusion energy.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our low-carbon energy future. UKAEA manages the UK fusion programme. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of sustainable energy for tomorrow’s power stations. UKAEA’s research can be accessed at the UKAEA Scientific Publications site.

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The Firm

Dolleymores, established in 1969, is a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Our Office is within easy walking distance of the mainline and Underground stations and we are close not only to the M1 and M25 but to local countryside and parks. We have our own large car park and are located very close to many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

We provide Intellectual Property services to a wide range of local, national and international clients. Our patent attorneys and trainees work in a wide variety of fields and technologies and all divide their time between local clients, developing firm relationships with them, assessing inventions and drafting and prosecuting patent and design applications worldwide, and international clients desiring protection in the UK and Europe. We have a strong team of trade mark attorneys and assistants who work closely with a huge variety of clients to build up their portfolio, branding and reputation.

We have a friendly and approachable team and believe in a sensible work/life balance.

Development at Dolleymores

We value our staff and are proud of having a low turnover rate. Being a small firm you will become part of the team quickly and work with a number of our partners and qualified staff, who are all keen to help you in your professional development and to give you as broad a range of experience as possible. Eventual partnership is there for the right people and we offer full assistance in your training and development, including supervised work, encouragement and the opportunity to participate in external courses, and study leave for examinations.

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IP Centrum

What we do

At IP Centrum we provide a Single-Instruction European Patent Validation service.

Our network of national agents covers all EPO member, extension and validation states and is centrally managed which means you place one instruction, deal with one contact and pay one invoice. You enjoy all the benefits of national local expertise and specialist translation while we greatly reduce the administrative burden.

IP Centrum is independent and therefore not associated with any IP firm. We can operate as your personal secret weapon, invisibly in the background, or we can partner with you to help you secure new clients, and our flexibility means you can work with us on a single patent, a single country, or your entire portfolio.

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EJ Legal

Established in 1992, we are a leading legal recruitment consultancy working with global law firms, FTSE 100 and 250 companies and start-ups across financial services, commerce and industry.

We pride ourselves on our clear, simple no-nonsense approach. As a business we are focused, innovative, committed and expert and we apply those skills to every single brief we accept.

At EJ Legal we have a unique culture that is so much more than “talking the talk” — our success is based on mature and intelligent recruiting.

Our consultants are all seasoned recruiters or former lawyers from top firms. We believe honesty is the best policy and value straight talking and providing practical solutions to clients and candidates alike, many of whom have been with us for years.

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Office Freylinger

In 1966, Ernest T. Freylinger laid the foundations of our present industrial property consulting office in Luxembourg.

With the help of his wife who wrote letters on a typewriter, Ernest T. Freylinger prospected in Luxembourg and all around the world trying to convince many companies about the importance of protecting their intellectual assets.

Over the following years, Ernest T. Freylinger managed to gain the confidence of important clients in Luxembourg and created business partnerships with other IP offices, mainly in Luxembourg and in Belgium.

These collaborations allowed the office to expand its services on an international basis. Office Freylinger has continued to grow and now relies on a wide range of national and international clients, from the corner shopkeeper up to the multinational company.

At the turn of the century, the rejuvenation of the staff, new openings in the fields of industrial property as well as a constant improvement and variety of the provided services have contributed to place Office Freylinger as the main and largest Luxembourg IP Office.


We assist our clients in developing adequate Intellectual Property strategies to help them in acquiring and expanding strong market positions.

Our core values are: SECURITY, PLEASURE and CREATIVITY.

We provide tailor-made services to vigorously protect our client’s rights and interests. We strongly rely on our highly qualified and motivated IP attorneys and paralegals to provide high quality work for our clients.

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Medicines Patent Pool

About Us

At the Medicines Patent Pool, we aim to increase access to, and facilitate the development of, life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries through an innovative approach to voluntary licensing and patent pooling. So wherever people live, they have rapid access to effective treatments.

MPP Culture and Values

At MPP we are committed to making sure novel quality medicines are available and affordable in the shortest of time for those who would otherwise be left behind.

In order to accomplish our mission, we strive for excellence in our work and foster a positive organisational culture through transparency and open communication. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards, respecting individuality and encouraging innovation. We offer support to our partners as we share our learnings with the aim of accelerating access to treatment. In all what we do, we all do our best to stretch our own ability and capacity.


MPP was established in 2010 by Unitaid. Its vision was that non-exclusive voluntary licensing through a public health agency would enable more people in LMICs to access affordable treatments. Since then, MPP has succeeded in revolutionising the access landscape for new and essential treatments in resource-limited settings.

MPP started its work in HIV, where there were access gaps in relation to several new antiretroviral medicines. There needed to be an established mechanism for licensing under public health-oriented terms and conditions that would enable manufacturers to develop quality-assured generic products, and make them available where people could not have accessed them otherwise.

Today, more people can access better HIV treatments at affordable prices, and much faster than ever before. For instance, millions of people around the world have now gained access to dolutegravir (DTG) and DTG-based treatments at a much lowered price. You can read more on MPP’s contribution to making DTG available to people who need it most.

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University College London

UCL is a world-leading university providing an inclusive learning environment. On the Master of Laws (LLM) IP Specialism, you’ll join a community of bright, ambitious graduates and enjoy support from reputed IP academics. UCL is home to the Institute of Brand & Innovation Law which offers unique CPD courses for IP practitioners and a stimulating programme of public seminars throughout the year.

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King’s College London

The Dickson Poon School of Law offers two options for specialisation in the fast-growing field of IP law, providing strong international and comparative focus and taught by leading academics and practitioners. The IP & Information Law LLM is studied on campus, full-time or part-time. The UK, EU & US Copyright Law Postgraduate Diploma is delivered online alongside residential weekends.

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Cardiff University

The School of Law and Politics is a leading law school for socio-legal studies and law in context. Our LLM programme in Intellectual Property Law aims to meet the needs of students, lawyers and policy makers who wish to develop the ability to critically assess intellectual property law in domestic, EU and international contexts. As a postgraduate student you can also benefit from our range of award-winning pro bono schemes.

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Museum of London

At the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands, we connect people with the lived experience of London. People are the subject of our museum, as much as the city itself and our own exceptional staff are central to our success.

Every time a new skyscraper is built in London, or a new train line tunnelled, we discover more about Londoners’ lives throughout the ages. At our Archaeological Archive, we store a collection which includes artefacts from excavations as well as archaeologist’s records and plans for our archive.

As the people who make up the city change, so do we. The coming years will be an unprecedented time for us. We are undertaking the biggest project in the museum’s history: to build a new museum for London, in West Smithfield. There has never been a more exciting time to join the Museum of London.

Like London, working here will provide you with the opportunity to come together with positive and professional people who have a wide range of skills, abilities, experiences and perspectives, all of which we celebrate.

Join the Museum of London and your skills, abilities, experiences and perspectives will help us to achieve our vision to become ‘We Are London’.

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A traditional firm with a progressive approach.

Sandersons was founded in London in 1956 by Laurie Sanderson. Following a move to Colchester in the 1960s, the firm has continued to grow, becoming renowned for our ability to provide quality services to clients on a global scale.

Now based in new offices at the University of Essex Knowledge Gateway technology and innovation park, we are ideally placed to help businesses grow.

Who we are today

We are based in Colchester and are proud to be a ‘local’ firm, but we operate globally with clients and agents in all countries of the world. Our offices in London offer a convenient meeting location for clients if required.

We work across a range of industries and trainees will quickly learn to adapt their skills to different technologies, all aspects of IP and will aim to become qualified in both patents and trade marks.

At Sandersons we pride ourselves in developing strong partnerships with our clients, and in being knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of intellectual property. Our highly pro-active service gives us the flexibility to tailor the way we work to meet each client’s individual needs.

Why Sandersons?

We are a well-established firm, with a young, forward-thinking partnership. We actively encourage a healthy work/life balance, and achieve this through our informal atmosphere, varied and interesting client-base and beautiful location.

We are a small, friendly firm with most of our staff members staying with us for many years. As a small firm, our trainees are very quickly involved in all aspects of the process from initial client meetings to assisting partners with complex litigation.

Opportunities Available

We are happy to receive applications from enthusiastic graduates with a minimum of 2.1 degree in an appropriate technical discipline to train as a patent attorney. We are particularly interested in those with backgrounds in engineering, biotechnology and electronics.


Trainees will work closely with our partners and associates. They will receive support and on-the-job training. They will be expected to work independently under the supervision of their mentor. Training costs will be covered where appropriate by prior agreement. Study leave for exams will be provided where possible.

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Tokamak Energy

Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion energy company based near Oxford, UK.

The company is developing the fusion power plant of tomorrow while commercialising the technology applications of today. We are pursuing fusion through the combined development of spherical tokamaks with high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets.

Pioneering vision. Tenacious dedication. Diverse expertise.

We are in a race against time to replace reliance on fossil fuels and make fusion energy a globally available and secure resource for the world’s energy needs. We believe our technology of spherical tokamaks and high temperature superconductor (HTS) magnets will mean we can all access clean, sustainable and low-cost energy wherever and whenever it is needed.

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G2 Legal

Since 1999, we’ve been driven by one core passion – matching talent. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s most established legal recruiters with offices across the country and Sydney, Australia. Our dedicated divisions extend across Patent, Trademark & Intellectual Property, Company Secretarial and International roles.

We’re proud of the strong relationships we’ve forged with both clients and candidates over the years. Our team have a deep knowledge of their markets, which translates into an exceptional level of service. Our Trustpilot reviews speak for themselves.

We believe in matching the right people with the right businesses, and we’re proud to have helped every individual advance their careers through us – from starting out as a newly qualified professional all the way to becoming a Partner.

Investing in our own people has been a founding principle and we have an ongoing learning and development program to help our staff grow and achieve their career goals. G2 Legal. Passionate about matching talent.

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Yusarn Audrey

Yusarn Audrey is a pioneer IP strategy and law firm in Singapore.

In 1999, when Yusarn Audrey first started, very few people in Singapore had ever heard of an IP specialist law firm. We were among the first law firms set up to serve clients in this specialised field.

In fact, we set out to do more than that, we wanted to be a law firm that created value for our clients. At that time, we had a vision of the future of business and realised that the most successful companies and organisations will be those who harness their intellectual assets, those intangible qualities that make them uniquely powerful in the marketplace and the community, and use them to achieve their mission. We saw that our role as IP professionals gave us a unique opportunity to add value: to help our clients use IP strategically for their business and mission. The development of IP in Singapore and around the world and the transformation of Singapore into a regional and global IP hub since our inception has confirmed our foresight.

From the beginning, we organised our firm and our services around this central idea: that Intellectual Property is a powerful business asset and must be managed strategically. Everything that we did for our clients must help them create, protect and harness this valuable resource – IP. Where other law firms continued to compartmentalise their services into different departments, we integrated our teams. At Yusarn Audrey, IP lawyers work with patent agents, corporate lawyers and litigation lawyers to ensure a seamless delivery of IP and legal services around the single objective – creating, protecting and realising value from our clients’ IP assets.

In addition to this, we have developed new IP strategic advisory services as tools to ensure that our clients’ IP activities support and enhance their business strategies and objectives. By helping them to begin managing their IP in alignment with their business and mission, our clients have changed the way they look at IP. No longer just an expense, they now see IP as an asset and an investment for the future growth of their organisations.

Today, Yusarn Audrey is one of the top IP law firms in Singapore. We have been consulted by companies, research institutions, universities, statutory boards, and government agencies both in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, and have helped them create new possibilities using their intellectual assets.

This is what we live for in Yusarn Audrey, and what makes us excited and passionate about our work: igniting possibilities for our clients using IP.

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Syngenta is a global company with headquarters in Switzerland. 30,000 employees, in more than 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown and protected.

We accelerate our innovation and invest to advance a more sustainable agriculture which is good for nature, farmers and society.

Our work helps farmers to face the challenges of today’s changing world. Farmers must adapt to the effects of climate change, improve the soil and enhance biodiversity, and respond to society’s views on food and agricultural technology. And we are transparent about what we’re doing and the impact it is making.

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NPL provides the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Metrology Institute (NMI), developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards, as well as collaborating with other NMIs to maintain the international system of measurement. As a public sector research establishment, we deliver extraordinary impact by providing the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life. We develop the metrology required to ensure the timely and successful deployment of new technologies and work with organisations as they develop and test new products and processes.

In this digital age, our world-leading measurement science provides confidence in data, which enables innovation and international trade to flourish. We align our capabilities with the most important national challenges like energy, health, security, net zero and the prosperity of the nation, and lead major national programmes that deliver impact across the UK.

NPL is a Public Corporation owned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We have a partnering agreement with BEIS and the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey. NPL is part of the National Measurement System (NMS) which provides the UK with a national measurement infrastructure and delivers the UK Measurement Strategy on behalf of BEIS.

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At FRKelly we offer a wide range of services relating to patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, and other intellectual property matters. But really, we offer a lot more than that because our passion about our work is matched only by yours.

An illustration of this is the fact that during the WWII years it was often extremely difficult and sometimes even impossible to obtain renewal instructions from abroad. In spite of this FRKelly clients were very pleasantly surprised to learn that their Trade Mark portfolios were still intact after the war because renewal fees had been paid despite the absence of instructions.

This, in essence, is the standard and quality of service that FRKelly still stands for and aspires to today. Our commitment and dedication to each and every client is our hallmark and guarantee.

Why FRKelly?

With teams based in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, we offer a personalised, client-focused approach to provide practical and effective legal advice, tailored to the needs of individual businesses. As a leading specialist in intellectual property law, we work with both local and international clients. From SMEs and start-ups to world-class institutions, corporate clients, academic and research institutes and high net worth individuals, we provide all of them with a comprehensive range of patent, trade mark, design and copyright services.

While our reputation for knowledge and integrity has evolved over 90 years, we also believe in being accessible and personable, delivering exceptional levels of service.

We are globally recognised patent and trade mark attorneys representing the European intellectual property interests of a number of Top 50 US corporations and the worldwide intellectual property interests of many large multi-national companies.

We provide a cost effective, specialised counsel and undertake the preparation, registration, and prosecution of applications for patents, trade marks and other forms of registered IP.

And as a partner-led firm we love nothing more than to develop long term relationships with our clients by attaining a rigorous understanding of their business needs, so large or small, we can guarantee that every client receives an attentive and responsive service.

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Lawrie IP

About us

Our mission is simple – to be the easiest intellectual property team to work with and to make IP a pain-free experience.

Lawrie IP is a rapidly expanding firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys based in Glasgow and with satellite offices in Oxford and Cambridge. We offer a comprehensive range of intellectual property services to a range of clients in a variety of sectors. We are a client and employee focussed firm who invest time in getting to know our clients. Our attorneys work with each other as a team, our focus being on giving clients the best possible service.

Lawrie IP is committed to ensuring that it has all necessary systems, procedures and policies in place to allow it to deliver the best possible service to our clients. We therefore invest significant resource and effort in the quality of our internal processes and procedures and data protection. To exemplify this, we have achieved and successfully maintained ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management Standards and ISO 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management.

We were awarded Firm of the Year Prosecution (UK – Scotland) at the Managing IP Awards in 2023 – a joint award for our patent and trade mark teams. Lawrie IP has also signed up to the IP Inclusive Charter, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP profession.

Why work for us?

We’re growing but remain true to our core principles: bespoke advice, personal service and genuine care and respect for both our people and our clients. We are a values-driven firm, these values being key to the way that we work with clients, and the way that we interact with each other. We value our employees, because they are key to the success of both our clients’ businesses and our business. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment and the opportunity to develop your career in line with the growth of the business.

We are committed to providing tailored, high-quality training and encourage our attorneys to express their ideas so that we can continually improve our services. As part of our continued growth, trainees and attorneys are provided with a number of business development opportunities to engage with new and existing clients.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be motivated, conscientious and diligent, and will take ownership and responsibility for their work. We are looking for candidates who are interested in developing their own client portfolio, while assisting with the growth and expansion of the firm.

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CDT is unique

With a prestigious heritage, and an exciting present, we focus on delivering a better future.

Innovation is an over-used word, yet we take it further. In everything we do, from cutting edge science through to life enhancing applications, we strive for better.

As the European research and development arm of global chemicals giant Sumitomo Chemical, we benefit from the financial strength and market channels of our parent. Our current work spans projects from wave guide materials to water scarcity; from smart sensors to squeezed cities.

Although our activities are complex, what drives us is simple. We collaborate with partners – universities, manufacturers and end users – to investigate, develop and deliver sustainable solutions to some of today’s and tomorrow’s biggest challenges.

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Symbiosis IP

About Us

Symbiosis IP is a firm of chartered and European patent attorneys that specializes in the protection, enforcement and opposition of intellectual property rights in the fields of Life Sciences and Chemistry. Our clients include several university tech transfer and early research institutions, together with large pharmaceutical companies and SMEs.

We were established in 2008 and currently have offices in Sheffield, Cardiff and York. Our professional team all possess doctorate degrees in a life science or chemical subject, and we all have post-doctoral research experience, which we believe adds value to our clients’ intellectual property.

Symbiosis IP have recently become part of Gateley, a legal and professional services group that employs over 1,400 people at offices around the UK. As a standalone patent attorney practice working within this wider group context, our attorneys are able to work closely with other professionals in the group, such as solicitors and other business advisors, enabling us to offer our clients access to enhanced services in a wide range of areas including corporate transactions, commercial agreements and disputes.


We are committed to excellence in our work, and we seek trainees with higher degrees and ideally postdoctoral research experience. This is to provide an alternative career path to postdoctoral scientists and to provide our clients with a level of technical understanding that adds value to their intellectual property. However, high calibre graduates should not be discouraged from applying.

As a symbiosis IP trainee, you will become part of a closely knit team of patent attorneys and you will be provided with complete support in relation to qualifying as a UK and European patent attorney whilst becoming involved in state-of-the-art life science and chemical technology.

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Pearl Cohen

Pearl Cohen is a well-established group of international law firms with offices in London, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Tel Aviv.  Our London branch focuses exclusively on patent prosecution. The team includes Chartered Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorneys, and Solicitors specialising in patent law. The group members span between them the entire gamut of technical fields: Physics, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Software, Pharmaceutical, and Chemistry. We specialise in cross-border patent prosecution and work closely with our overseas offices to provide our clients with truly international legal advice on patent matters.

Our Patents Group provides the strategic vision, creative support, and professional guidance needed to successfully protect and promote our clients’ inventions and ideas.

With over 55 experienced patent attorneys and agents authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), and the Israeli Patent Office (IPO), and relationships with leading intellectual property firms around the globe, Pearl Cohen helps clients obtain worldwide patent protection. Our clients regularly depend on our reputation for providing innovative and strategic international patent strategies to protect their inventions and commercial products and services, and they benefit greatly from the synergy between our related practice areas, including intellectual property and business law, to acquire, sell, or license patents.

Our patent expertise is enhanced by a significant support staff of scientific advisors. Many of our patent attorneys, patent agents and all of our scientific advisors have advanced degrees from the world’s top academic institutions, as well as practical, hands-on laboratory knowledge or industrial experience.

Our Patents Group offers complete services that include:

  • Drafting, filing, and prosecution of patent applications
  • Filing International patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), including filing of Regional and National Phase applications
  • Analysis of prior art, patents, and patent applications, for both offensive and defensive purposes
  • Counseling and opinion practice, including preparing legal opinions regarding patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, enforceability of patents and competitive analysis
  • Oppositions, Reexaminations, inter partes review, and post grant oppositions
  • Patent portfolio management, development, analysis, augmentation, commercialization, and litigation
  • Patent licensing and transactional practice for collaborations, private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions

Related strategic services that we provide include:

  • Counseling and advising inventors, investors, and patentees
  • Advising clients on funding and structuring their new business ventures based on their IP, as well as, approaching industrial leaders to form partnerships and explore new business opportunities
  • Aiding manufacturers in the design of non-infringing, competitive products
  • Advising clients regarding licenses, patent sales, assignments, and other ownership-related issues
  • Patent-related litigation, including patent enforcement to assert our clients’ patent rights against infringers, and patent defense to defend our clients from allegations of infringement and unwarranted harassment

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Openshaw & Co.

Based in Farnham, Surrey, Openshaw & Co. is a client-focussed firm of UK and European Patent attorneys, applying technical and legal expertise to advise clients on IP matters across a range of practice areas.

Our Team

Our growing team of 22 includes 8 qualified patent attorneys specialising in patent preparation and prosecution, with a track record of securing valuable patents at the EPO and UKIPO. In particular, attorneys at Openshaw work to understand our clients’ commercial needs and develop tailored IP strategies to help clients better protect, manage and commercialise their IP, from patents to design and trade mark registrations. Attorneys are supported by our team of patent paralegals who are experienced and knowledgeable in patent administration and formalities.

Our Clients

We work with a broad range of clients, from leading multinational companies to local SMEs and private inventors. Their work spans many industries, including telecommunications, software, algorithms, blockchain applications, NFTs, engineering, aerospace, energy and renewables, electrosciences, optics, and materials science.

Our Opportunities at Openshaw & Co.

We are always on the lookout for people with the skills required to tackle challenging patent work and engage with clients to deliver clear and effective advice. We offer a number of opportunities for graduates looking to embark on a career in patent law or learn more about the world of IP, or for qualified patent attorneys to join a growing, client-facing firm with a flexible work environment.

Your Skills

A successful Trainee Patent Attorney or Summer Intern candidate will rely on a variety of skills to excel at the intersection of technology, law and business.

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Albright IP

About us

Albright IP are a professional firm of British and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Our UK attorney and European attorney teams have many years of experience in invention and brand protection, and work for clients in the UK and around the world.

 We advise on all aspects of IP protection and enforcement, including patents, designs, copyright, and trade marks. This could range from simple advice about keeping appropriate records for the purposes of copyright and design right to full representation in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent, design, and trade mark applications.

Albright IP practices in a wide variety of technical disciplines including mechanical, biomedical, electrical, and electronic engineering, and works to protect inventions ranging from low-cost consumer gadgets to large industrial machinery. We also have strong Design and Trade Mark practices.

Why work for us at Albright IP?

Albright IP is an interesting place to work, and the environment is that of a busy, successful small business.  We have an incredible team of people from a diverse range of backgrounds.  We are a growing, and above all we are looking for people with enthusiasm for life, for learning and for working together.  The quality of our advice matters to us, and we have a culture of openness and discussion, which provides a powerful learning environment.

We have a good work life balance and have clients in all walks of life, which provide us with interesting work, problems to solve and discussions to have.  Every day is enjoyable, even if sometimes the work is challenging.   We encourage our teams to develop their technical and legal interests and seek clients that interest them.  We run regular in-house training sessions, in-house CPD sessions with internal and external speakers, and have regular team discussions on interesting matters.

Our offices are in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham in the popular Montpellier area.  We also have offices in Cornwall and Bournemouth.

Available opportunities

We welcome speculative applications for both our patent and trade mark teams. On the patents side, we look for team players with an excellent degree in mechanical engineering, bio-mechanical, electromechanical, electrical engineering or similar technical discipline and a keen interest in technical matters.

Our trade mark team value people with good communication skills and high emotional intelligence as well as an excellent law degree.  You should have an inquisitive interest in brand matters.

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