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    Maucher Jenkins is a recognised leading firm of Chartered (UK) and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Attorneys-at-Law and IP Litigators. We act for many advanced companies globally; companies which set the pace in science, technology and innovative product design. Our diverse client base includes individual inventors and entrepreneurs, early stage/start-ups, SMEs and multinational corporations. Some of our larger clients are headquartered in the United States, China and Japan. We offer the highest quality of service based on a thorough understanding of the technical and commercial context and forward-thinking project management of cases.

    We have established offices in London, Farnham, Munich and Freiburg. We also have satellite offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Kulmbach and Basel, together with representative offices in Beijing and Shenzhen. We have 17 partners and 150 staff (attorneys and business support) across the firm, driving our enthusiastic and motivated workforce.

    Why choose us?

    Trainee Patent Attorneys at Maucher Jenkins can expect to be given early responsibility and gain experience in a range of fascinating issues. You will have a level of autonomy to complete work, alongside continued guidance from our experienced professionals and Partners. The role will be genuinely varied and may include both non-contentious and contentious matters. Maucher Jenkins encourages you to showcase your knowledge and talent- offering you the opportunity to put your ideas and expertise into practice.

    We provide training from day one via in-house tutorials and one-to-one supervision from senior Partners and colleagues to enable you to qualify as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. This insightful training aims to support your development and progression into an industry of leading professionals.

    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 own potential and the potential of the firm. We are a friendly team and we take pride in our professional, encouraging and supportive culture. We are proud to attract the most talented, passionate and brightest people to this specialist and unique area of law.

    Secondment opportunities to our German and Chinese offices are available.

    Graduate Opportunities

    A successful candidate will hold a genuine interest in IP and will be committed to enhancing not only the firm’s success, but their own development. Due to the high academic requirements for this opportunity, candidates should have a relevant STEM degree with a minimum second-class honours. They must be able to write in clear and concise English. A PhD and industry experience would be desirable, but not mandatory. We are also keen to hear from candidates with Chinese or German language skills to enable effective communications across our international client base.

    Candidates should have the commitment and drive to deliver excellent client service, whilst studying for and passing professional examinations. Our trainees will be interacting with clients, so confidence, together with strong social and communication skills is beneficial, together with the ability to work in a team.

    Our standards are high, but we offer the right candidates stimulating work and excellent professional development with continuous support.

    Placement Opportunities

    We accept applications for internships throughout the year. We are always keen to find talented individuals who can offer their knowledge and insight to the firm. Meanwhile, Maucher Jenkins is committed to upskill and support interns throughout their career development. By offering these opportunities, we are delighted to provide experience to interns where they can contribute towards professional and niche IP work.


    Maucher Jenkins offers an attractive benefits package:

    Competitive salary and generous bonus scheme, achievable business targets and supportive environment, flexible and hybrid working (home and office-based) options offering a genuine work-life balance plus 25 days’ annual leave, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension scheme, study support, cycle scheme, social events and free language lessons.

    Application method: If you wish to apply for a vacancy or opportunity within our firm, please submit your CV and covering letter via our website, or get in touch by email.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 147
    • No. of Partners: 17
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 15
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 10
    • No. Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 12
    • No. Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 5

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 2
    • Undergraduate Jobs: 2

    Office Locations

    • London, Farnham, Munich and Freiburg

    Areas of Specialism

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