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    About Us

    Symbiosis IP is a firm of chartered and European patent attorneys that specializes in the protection, enforcement and opposition of intellectual property rights in the fields of Life Sciences and Chemistry. Our clients include several university tech transfer and early research institutions, together with large pharmaceutical companies and SMEs.

    We were established in 2008 and currently have offices in Sheffield, Cardiff and York. Our professional team all possess doctorate degrees in a life science or chemical subject, and we all have post-doctoral research experience, which we believe adds value to our clients’ intellectual property.

    Symbiosis IP have recently become part of Gateley, a legal and professional services group that employs over 1,400 people at offices around the UK. As a standalone patent attorney practice working within this wider group context, our attorneys are able to work closely with other professionals in the group, such as solicitors and other business advisors, enabling us to offer our clients access to enhanced services in a wide range of areas including corporate transactions, commercial agreements and disputes.


    We are committed to excellence in our work, and we seek trainees with higher degrees and ideally postdoctoral research experience. This is to provide an alternative career path to postdoctoral scientists and to provide our clients with a level of technical understanding that adds value to their intellectual property. However, high calibre graduates should not be discouraged from applying.

    As a symbiosis IP trainee, you will become part of a closely knit team of patent attorneys and you will be provided with complete support in relation to qualifying as a UK and European patent attorney whilst becoming involved in state-of-the-art life science and chemical technology.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 7
    • No. of Partners: 4
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 5

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 2

    Office Locations

    • Sheffield, Cardiff and York

    Areas of Specialism

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