ip21 is an industry leader in client centred, commercially focused Intellectual Property Services. We offer the usual comprehensive range of IP legal services, but we also specialise in ongoing commercial consultancy including licensing negotiation, valuation of IP assets, market/competitor analysis and product commercialisation advice.
Our team includes professional client account managers and expert commercial consultants as well as our top-class legal team of patent, trade mark and design attorneys and assistants. In the UK, we have offices in Norwich, London, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Hitchin and Bury St Edmunds to geographically cover all of East Anglia, although our clients come from all over the UK, and the world. The majority of our client work on the patent side involves mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer software, renewable energy and consumer product development.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for ambitious, pro-active graduate trainees keen to develop both IP legal analytical skills and the communication, sales and consultancy skills to add value to our clients’ businesses and our own. Great interpersonal skills and exemplary written and verbal communication are a must, as is a hard-working and adaptable approach to the trainee role and its development over time.
Trainees can expect a wide variety of client work from an early stage originating from a diverse and often demanding client base, and expect to head out to business networking events, conferences and client meetings on a regular basis. We consider candidate applications from any STEM subject graduate (typically to Masters level) and we are particularly looking for demonstrable experience/interest in general business
and technology as opposed to purely academic excellence.
What We Can Offer
Beyond the attractive benefit package we offer all employees (including up to 30 days’ holiday), our trainees will have the opportunity to develop a broad commercial and legal skillset. Our offices throughout East Anglia allow our staff to work in a beautiful region with a stunning countryside and coastline, low crime rate, affordable housing and strong social community. Norwich was recently acknowledged as the ‘UK’s happiest city to live and work in’ by the Guardian Newspaper.