There are several reasons why you should consider becoming a Patent Attorney. Wynne-Jones IP has put together a list of their top reasons why this is a career path worth pursuing.

Increasing job opportunities

It has been reported that by 2026, 2,975,762 people will work in science, research, engineering and technology roles in the UK. According to Career Smart, STEM jobs will increase by 2.90% from 2022 to 2026. These fields will also grow twice as fast compared to other industries due to the constant evolution of new technologies and the need for progressive medical innovations. With this many new jobs being created and a shortfall of students studying relevant STEM subjects, there will be significant opportunities in STEM industries.

Higher earning potential

Earning potential is at the forefront of any graduate’s mind when they embark on their career. As such, it will be welcome news that those entering STEM professions that they are predicted to earn around £250,000 more on average during their working life than non-graduates, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

Incredibly diverse opportunities

STEM careers are not simply confined to a laboratory – contrary to widespread belief. STEM affects everything around us, from enhancing driving safety to enhancing educational standards, to transforming medical care and solving global environmental issues. Therefore, a career in the STEM industry is not just incredibly diverse, but also has the potential to transform lives worldwide. Spanning from the entertainment and aerospace fields to sport and fashion, there’s a variety of ways that graduates can use their STEM skills.

Career longevity

Career longevity is vital to anyone entering a new career, particularly after undertaking extensive studying at university. In a bid to retain and develop their staff over longer periods, many businesses within the STEM sector will offer long-term training opportunities, with the chance to work alongside industry experts and gain invaluable industry knowledge.

Further training will not only enhance their career understanding and make them more efficient employees, but it will pave the way for further professional development and eventual promotion within the company. For example, Wynne -Jones IP launched their innovative Training Academy in 2016, which focuses on intellectual property law, finance, business skills, and client relationship management with a view to creating well educated and well-rounded patent attorneys.

Changing the world

STEM careers not only span a diverse range of sectors but also have the potential to change the world. Workers in this sector are at the forefront of medical innovation, they are transforming technology worldwide, and challenging the understanding around global environmental issues. Those working across these sectors not only have the opportunity to embark on innovative careers, but can make a real impact in sectors worldwide. A STEM role promises to be rewarding in every aspect, allowing you to shape the world, and offering an unparalleled sense of job satisfaction.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in STEM within intellectual property, Wynne-Jones IP offer an in-house Training Academy to support new graduate recruits into becoming industry leading Patent Attorneys. The specialist scheme provided by the firm offers a comprehensive look into all aspects of commercial awareness and for more information on the Training Academy, visit Wynne-Jones IP’s website.

Kick start your intellectual property career today, and browse the latest trainee patent attorney roles on IP Careers here.

About the Author

Wynne-Jones IP is a UK and European IP firm specialising in trade marks, patents, designs, IP strategy, IP licensing and enforcement, IP audits and IP renewals. We certainly know our stuff in IP rights and we’ve been helping businesses to protect business assets for nearly 60 years. On average, that’s over 23,000 patent and design applications and over 25,000 trade mark registrations we’ve worked on since 1964!

Our portfolio spans an impressive mix of private individuals, multinationals, large technology-based companies, SMEs and Universities- locally, nationally and internationally. Our IP attorneys deliver high quality advice that is valued by our clients and the Wynne-Jones Training Academy delivers complete all-round training to ensure our team are confident in delivering strategic and commercial advice, and that they are fully prepared to take on the challenges of IP legal practice.

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