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About the firm

Maucher Jenkins is a recognised leading firm of Chartered (UK) and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Attorneys-at-Law and IP Litigators. Our diverse client base includes individual inventors and entrepreneurs, early stage/start-ups, SMEs and multinational corporations. Our growing IP litigation practice handles disputes in the European, English and German courts.

We have offices in London, Farnham, Munich and Freiburg. We also have satellite offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh and Basel, with representative offices in Beijing, Shenzhen and Nanjing.

Why choose us?

Trainee Patent Attorney’s at Maucher Jenkins can expect to be given early responsibility and gain experience in a range of fascinating issues. The role will be genuinely varied and may include both non-contentious and contentious matters.

We provide our trainees with training from day one via in-house tutorials and one-to-one supervision from a Partner. Our trainees are fully supported throughout their journey to full qualification as a UK Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

At Maucher Jenkins we foster a culture of mutual respect for the individual and the expression of talent; one that inspires and empowers employees to fulfil their potential and the potential of the firm. We are a friendly firm and we take pride in our professional, encouraging and supportive culture.

Graduate applications

Candidates should have a relevant degree with at least upper second-class honours. They must be able to write in clear and concise English. A PhD would be an advantage. Candidates should have the commitment and drive to deliver excellent client service, whilst studying for and passing professional examinations. We are keen to hear from candidates with Chinese or German language skills.

Our trainees will be interacting with clients, so confidence, together with strong communication skills is beneficial, together with the ability to work in a team.

Secondment opportunities are available.

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  • Number of Employees: 140
  • Number of Partners: 15
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 25
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 14
  • Opportunities Offered: Placements, Graduate Jobs, Experienced
  • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
  • No. of Undergraduate Opportunities: 1-2
  • No. of Graduate Jobs: Varies, usually 2-3 each year
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Communications or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, AI and Physics
  • No. of Days Holiday: 25 days’ Holiday
  • Benefits: Bike Scheme, Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension Scheme, Performance Bonus, Season Ticket Loan, Social Events, Study Support
  • Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Language Lessons
  • UK Office Locations: London and Farnham (with international opportunities)
  • How to Apply: Online
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