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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 and enforce their intellectual assets.

    We build long-term business relationships with our clients, based on exceptional trust, teamwork and value for money.


    Due to the firm size and expansion, there is great opportunity in personal and professional development. Individuals can expect to be exposed to a range of business situations, range of clients and technology, such as providing strategic advice to corporate clients, dealing with day to day matters with in-house teams and discussing new technology with inventors. We are a growing firm, committed to our recruitment plans and develop 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, oil and gas delivery technologies 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 and 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 good technological knowledge in their field, good interpersonal skills, who are motivated and keen to learn new skills; as well as candidates that are keen to qualify as a patent attorney and become a partner in a growing firm.

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    • Number of Employees: 18
    • Number of Partners: 2
    • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 7
    • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 7
    • Opportunities Offered: Graduate Jobs, Experienced
    • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
    • No. of Graduate Jobs: 1-2
    • No. of Days Holiday: 25 days’ Holiday
    • Benefits: Healthcare
    • UK Office Locations: York, Newcastle upon Tyne and Dublin
    • How to Apply: By Email
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