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    What we do

    We are Mewburn Ellis, a top tier European intellectual property specialist working with organisations building the brands and technologies that will define tomorrow, using IP to nurture and protect innovations, ideas and inventions.

    Why choose Mewburn Ellis?

    We are one of the largest specialist IP firms in the UK, with a strong track record and reputation for providing high quality training for our graduate recruits, we strive for quality in everything we do. Just as we nurture ideas and inventions, we also cultivate careers. We want our people to have careers with us that are long-lasting, that will stretch them and are as rewarding as they are challenging.

    With support from colleagues within a culture that is open and inclusive, our goal is to help you reach your potential. We’ll help you to pass your exams and develop your all-round skills as a patent attorney through our internal and external tutorials with regular input from experienced partners. This is backed up by ongoing feedback on your progress to further assist your development. And because we’re a meritocracy, your career progression is truly in your own hands.

    See our brochure here.

    Our culture

    We are a firm that is committed to diversity of thought, ideas and viewpoints and where all our people, regardless of their background, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexual orientation feel they belong. This inclusive approach forms part of our business plan and is being driven by our management board. For us, inclusion and diversity is more than just a tick-box exercise – it is an issue that’s long been on our agenda and is becoming increasingly embedded in our culture.

    We strive to be leaders in this area, and whilst we have made strong progress to date, there is always more that can be done. We already have strong gender diversity across the firm as a whole with ~1/3 men and ~2/3 women (as of end of April 2021) and are focussed on being a more inclusive firm. We have implemented a series of impactful initiatives across the firm over the last few years and continue to do so – see here for more detail.

    Sustainability and Community Giving

    We fully offset our unavoidable carbon emissions with carbon reduction projects. We believe we must play our part in reducing the use of energy, lowering carbon emissions and reducing waste and actively avoid causing environmental damage.

    Sustainability is a complex area and an ongoing focus for our firm. Our priority is to make sure that the way we operate has as little environmental impact as possible, see here for our 5 step climate action plan and more.

    Community is important to us also. For us this means nurturing our people, helping everyone develop and contributing to the wider communities in which we operate, as well as supporting worthy causes with time and money. Everyone that works at Mewburn Ellis has one community day per year to enable them to support causes they care about. In addition, we operate a Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme, so our people can donate to charities of their choice in a simple and tax effective way. Our combined community effort has amounted to more than £750,000 of investment since 2020 and 1,000’s of voluntary hours to worthy causes.

    What we look for

    If you possess a curious, enquiring mind, a strong academic background and excellent communication skills, especially in writing that’s a great start. General commercial awareness is also valuable. No prior knowledge of patent law is needed but a STEM degree is essential. Having an open-minded personable approach to learning will also serve you well!

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 348
    • No. of Partners: 52
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 88
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 49
    • No. Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 10
    • No. Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 2

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 12

    Office Locations

    • London, Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Munich

    Areas of Specialism

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