EIP is an innovative, award-winning IP firm with offices in the US and Europe and was the first firm in the UK to combine patent attorneys and IP litigation solicitors to provide clients with a seamless service. It enjoys an excellent reputation for providing IP services primarily in niche specialisms and has an impressive list of direct clients which includes household name tech companies, leading electronic and software companies as well as global manufacturing, life science, food tech and engineering companies. EIP has a leading electronics and software practice and a significant presence in the life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemical sectors.
With offices in London, Bath, Cardiff, and Leeds, EIP has an impressive local client base in the UK which includes major software developers, banks, supermarkets, biotech companies, medical device manufacturers and electronics design consultancies. The firm also works for several large multinationals headquartered in the United States and Japan. The practice is organised into specific sub-groups to reflect the various expertise of the attorneys and the services offered. These are: the class-leading electronics practice EIP Dynamics, EIP Brands, EIP Digital, EIP Designs, EIP Elements, EIP Energy, EIP Life, EIP Strategy, EIP Search and EIP Legal, which has twice been named “Managing IP UK Litigation Firm of the Year” in 2018 and 2019.
EIP offers trainees the opportunity to interact and liaise directly with clients. The training programme is focused on direct supervision by the partners, who are leaders in their field, and all trainees benefit from high levels of tuition during qualification. EIP has established an ethos of developing trainees and has a good record of advancing their careers to partner level.
The firm’s patent attorneys and trainees include experts in a range of technical fields. A significant proportion have industrial experience built up in research posts prior to joining the profession, others join direct from academic studies. EIP typically recruit candidates having an excellent undergraduate degree and optionally a Masters or PhD. The best candidates enjoy the challenge of working at a high intellectual level and dealing with complex issues. Due to the client-facing nature of the work, good social and communication skills are a plus. The firm has a friendly and flexible working environment with open plan offices and a smart casual dress policy.View EIP's Website