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    GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

    Our IP group plays an integral role in realising our goal by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The IP group provides proactive support to research sites in Europe and US, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a fast-moving culture that is ambitious for patients.

    Patent trainees at GSK work alongside senior attorneys and can expect to spend their time drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as working on contentious issues, such as oppositions and appeals before the EPO. Trainees are also involved in reviewing and advising R&D on IP clauses in contracts and agreements and educating the business on IP law, practises and strategies. A comprehensive training programme is provided, including in-house and external tutorials, seminars and courses. Trainees are supported throughout their journey to passing both the EQE to become a European Patent Attorney and the appropriate national qualifying examination.

    We look for trainees with at least a 2:1 or 1st class degree and prefer new recruits to have had some research or industrial experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a desire and commitment to training and qualifying as a patent attorney and be passionate about science and medical innovation. We recruit team players with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills, who have exceptional written and spoken English and attention to detail.

    Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 70000
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 64
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 5

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 2

    Office Locations

    • Brentford (UK), Stevenage (UK), Wavre (Belgium), Siena (Italy), and multiple offices in the USA

    Areas of Specialism

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering - Other
    • Life Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physics
    • Technology
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