Venner Shipley is a leading European IP firm with a team of patent, design and trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers providing a complete IP service. We are based in London, Cambridge, Guildford, Tunbridge Wells, Manchester and Munich. Our clients range from leading corporations to SMEs, universities and individual inventors. We are friendly and easy to work with; our clients value our straight-forward approach, practical advice, and the clarity we bring to situations.
What we do
Our multi-disciplinary team deals with a diverse range of intellectual property issues. Our specialist teams in electronics, software, AI, chemistry, biotechnology, materials and engineering work across multiple jurisdictions. Specialists in different technical areas work together to give our clients the creative and innovative solutions they need.
Life as a trainee
As a new trainee you will be exposed to a broad range of work from the start. This is likely to include meeting inventors for innovation harvesting, drafting and filing patent applications and responding to examination reports issued from patent offices. You will have a nominated supervisor as well as a buddy and be part of a large cohort of trainees across all disciplines within our different office locations who come together for training and social events. There is lots of support to help you as you go through the qualification process and beyond; we have internal training programmes at different stages of your career as well as external courses and exam preparation tutorials.
What we look for in candidates
You will need a STEM degree at 2.1 or above. We also accept applications from students with masters or doctorates or with experience working in industry. You need to enjoy applying your scientific knowledge to practical situations, be good at problem solving, with excellent written skills and an interest in law.View Website