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    About us

    WP Thompson is a long-established full-service IP firm committed to assisting its clients build and protect revenue streams from their intellectual creativity relating to patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. The firm has modern UK offices in Cardiff, Liverpool and London. Amongst its partners are specialists in all matters of patent and trade mark protection and exploitation who, in association with its qualified and part-qualified professional staff, offer a wide range of tailored services to suit the widely varying needs of its national and international client base.

    The firm provides a friendly and open culture where demanding work can be completed in an enjoyable and fun environment. There is flexible working, the level of which increases as you become established in your role.

    Your development at WP Thompson

    Our varied national and international client base creates a challenging environment within which to train and work and offers wide-ranging experience for our trainees through foundation-level examinations and onto full qualification. Trainees are exposed to all stages of the IP life cycle, advising on patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements. In addition to the day-to-day prosecution of patent, trade mark and design applications, the team has considerable expertise in patent litigation as well as litigious matters, both in prosecuting and defending against centralised oppositions before the EPO and infringement and validity actions before the UK courts.

    WP Thompson’s philosophy is one of focusing on our client’s needs and expectations to serve as a blueprint for the training and development of our professional staff. Our graduate recruits can find themselves forming part of our team at high-level client meetings from an early stage in their career.

    What we are looking for

    Candidates should have at least an upper second-class honours degree in a technical discipline. They should clearly exhibit an inquisitive mind, clarity of thought and expression and, equally importantly, a personality that will fit into, and complement, our friendly but productive office environments.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 44
    • No. of Partners: 4
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 8
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 8
    • No. Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 2

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 2

    Office Locations

    • London and Liverpool

    Areas of Specialism

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