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If you have a background in Engineering or Physics 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.

Engineering is a capital intensive industry, in which products can often be easily copied. For this reason, companies in this sector frequently enlist the help of patent attorneys.

Candidate requirements

Patent attorneys in this sector will typically have a strong physics or engineering degree and many will have worked as engineers or in research before joining the profession.


Clients range from leading global manufacturers to SMEs, promising start-ups seeking investment, and universities.

Areas of work

Advising clients across the full spectrum of engineering, including: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, automotive engineering, aeronautical engineering, marine engineering, agricultural engineering and petroleum and chemical engineering.

  • Construction materials
  • Domestic appliances
  • Heating & cooling systems
  • Industrial equipment & machinery
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Transport infra-structure
  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical devices.


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