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    About Us

    J A Kemp is one of the largest UK and European patent and trade mark attorney firms with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich.

    J A Kemp’s patent attorneys handle patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The firm has particular expertise in patent oppositions and appeals, especially before the European Patent Office.

    J A Kemp has a varied client base ranging from startups, spinouts and SMEs through to some of the largest corporate clients and most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

    Opportunities Available:

    We are looking for bright graduates suited to an intellectually challenging and rewarding career that brings together a unique blend of science, law and business skills.

    Trainee Patent Attorney candidates should have an excellent track record of achievement at school and university, with a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a scientific or technical subject, preferably physics, engineering, computer science, chemistry or biosciences. We are open to applications from candidates holding or studying for a first or higher degree or doctorate.

    Essential skills: Excellent spoken and written English, an enquiring and analytical mind, an eye for detail, motivation, drive, a team player, listening skills, leadership and people skills.


    Our programme of training takes you right through to qualification as a patent attorney (European and UK Chartered). We support you with one to one mentoring, external courses, internal tutorials and on-the-job training. We are very proud of our training programme and the examination success rate achieved by our candidates. We will continue to support your professional development throughout your career. We offer a sensible work/life balance combined with excellent salary prospects, flexible working and generous benefits. We have a friendly and supportive culture.

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    • Number of Employees: 220
    • Number of Partners: 41
    • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 65
    • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 31
    • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 9
    • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 2
    • Opportunities Offered: Graduate Jobs, Experienced
    • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
    • No. of Graduate Jobs: 6
    • Disciplines Recruited From: Degrees in relevant scientific or technical subjects
    • No. of Days Holiday: 20, plus 8 additional flex days
    • Benefits: Bike Scheme, Flexitime, Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension Scheme, Performance Bonus, Season Ticket Loan, Social Events, Study Support
    • Other Benefits: Range of financial benefits
    • UK Office Locations: London, Oxford and Cambridge
    • How to Apply: By Email
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