If you have a background in Electronics or IT and are considering becoming a patent attorney read on to find out about the areas of work, entry requirements and to search for live vacancies.

The constantly evolving nature of digital and the highly competitive market in which high-tech companies compete, means IP is becoming increasingly vital in this sector.

Candidate requirements

Applicants should have a strong background in electronics, electrical engineering, computer science or IT. A postgraduate degree or industrial experience is desirable but not essential.


Potential clients range from successful multi-national corporations and universities to start-up & spin-out companies.

Areas of work

Below is just a fraction of the areas of development you could be involved in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Internet and web systems
  • Computer software
  • Analogue and digital electronics
  • Audio and video electronics
  • Medical electronics
  • Mobile radio communications
  • Optoelectronics & photonics
  • Robotics
  • Signal and image processing
  • Switch technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless technology
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Energy infrastructure.

Barely any sector has not been affected by the technology revolution of the past two decades; software can be found in domestic appliances and automotive components, it is used in analysis within chemistry and biochemistry fields as well as within industrial and medical applications. As such, entry into this sector opens you up to a whole range of potential areas of work; many of which won’t yet have been invented…


Search for the latest Electronics & IT Trainee Patent Attorney roles now.

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