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    About us

    Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s leading intellectual property firms. As early as 1911 the British press referred to Marks & Clerk as being “recognised as the greatest firm of its kind in the world”. Our world-class reputation continues today, with frequent nominations for awards and top rankings in major legal directories and surveys. Working closely with our associated solicitor firm, we provide a comprehensive range of intellectual property services to a variety of clients, from multinational corporations to the latest start-up ventures, in all sectors worldwide.

    What we offer

    Our extensive network and the strength of our client portfolio gives our attorneys a great platform to develop their careers, and to work on the technology that best suits their experience and interests.

    Each year we recruit a group of trainees across our UK offices, who are given the support needed to achieve qualification as Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorneys. Our comprehensive in-house Training Academy, combines lectures and tutorials with mentoring and supervision from Partners and other qualified attorneys. The Academy has a strong track record and our trainees regularly receive national prizes for their examination success. In addition, our business skills training supports wider career development. We offer excellent remuneration, benefits and career development so you can enjoy a rewarding career in intellectual property.

    What we are looking for

    We recruit graduates with degrees in electronics, engineering (all disciplines), computer science and AI, mathematics, chemistry, life sciences, physics and robotics. We also welcome applications from those who are: completing a doctorate, undertaking postgraduate research or working in industry. At Marks & Clerk, we value diversity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

    Working as a Patent Attorney is a unique, challenging and rewarding role. If you have the right qualifications, outlook and ambition, we want to hear from you!

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 337
    • No. of Partners: 51
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 47
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 37
    • No. Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 18
    • No. Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 3

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 15

    Office Locations

    • Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Oxford

    Areas of Specialism

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