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    About us

    Secerna LLP is a progressive and expanding firm of Chartered and European patent attorneys based in York, Newcastle and Dublin. We represent clients worldwide assisting some of the world’s most innovative businesses to protect, defend and enforce their intellectual assets. We build long-term business relationships with our clients, based on exceptional trust, teamwork and our expertise.


    Due to the firm’s size and expansion, there are great opportunities in personal and professional development. Individuals can expect to be exposed to a range of business situations, clients and technology, from providing strategic advice on validity and freedom to operate to corporate clients, dealing with day to day matters with in-house teams to discussing new technology with inventors. We are a growing firm, which is committed to our recruitment plans and developing bespoke training programmes for each recruit.

    What we offer

    We have a great depth of technical expertise across a broad range of technologies and in particular in the fields of telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, renewable energy solutions, and assisted and consumer service solutions. In addition, the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical groups have considerable experience working in the fields of NCEs, bio-therapeutics, nucleic acid-based diagnostics and regenerative medicine. As a trainee patent attorney at Secerna you will be given full training and support as you work towards qualifying as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney. You will work closely with senior attorneys with a track record of successful training. We appreciate you’ll be an individual too and will bring your own personal skills, areas of interest and unique abilities to our team. At Secerna you will have an exceptional opportunity to further your career within a supportive and friendly environment.

    What we are looking for

    We are looking for graduates with a strong academic track record and good interpersonal skills, who are motivated and keen to learn new skills. We are looking for candidates that are keen to qualify as a patent attorney and progress within a growing and successful business.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 18
    • No. of Partners: 2
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 6
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 7

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 2
    • Undergraduate Jobs: 1

    Office Locations

    • York, Newcastle upon Tyne and Dublin

    Areas of Specialism

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