Do you want to use your degree and academic background to protect & influence new inventions? Have you ever wondered how new, life-saving medications and technologies are protected? Would you be surprised to find out that patent attorneys are not lawyers but are in fact scientists, technologists or engineers?
Our client, one of European’s leading patent attorney firms, is looking to hire STEM students from diverse backgrounds into its trainee patent attorney scheme. If you want to use your technical knowledge and passion for your academic subject outside the lab in a professional, client-facing environment, then this could be the career for you.
Company: One of Europe’s Leading Patent Attorney Firms
Location: Central London
Role: Trainee Patent Attorney
Salary: £32k starting salary rising to £70k+ once fully qualified
Assessment Date: 7th December 2018
Start Date: 30th September 2019
Apply here: www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/pat-attorneys/?ref=DEPT
Deadline: 8th October 2018
Who is the company?
– Our client is one of Europe’s leading patent and trademark firms.
– Boasting an impressive client list including Boeing, Aston Martin and LG Screens to name just a few, this is a truly global firm with 70% of their clients based outside the UK.
– The firm is very forward-thinking, just like its clients, and is proud to be situated in incredibly modern, central offices (you select your coffee on an iPad and it’s frothed to perfection by a smart tap).
“A breakthrough drug, a fashion collection, a new manufacturing process… We’re in the business of protecting original ideas and making them work harder for our clients.”
What is the role?
– In short, patent attorneys handle the protection of inventions.
– They are experts within specific academic backgrounds, such as technology, engineering or life sciences, for example.
– A recent internationally-known example would be Samsung being ordered to pay Apple $539m after losing a US patent lawsuit. This case would have been presented by patent attorneys with technical degree backgrounds, NOT law degrees.
– Patent Attorneys work with their clients’ inventions, such as a new drug or a new piece of software, and investigate them in depth to establish if they are indeed new and unique and therefore need protecting.
– As a trainee patent attorney you would be working closely with clients to draw up new patents and design registrations, advise on exploitation and enforcement, and prosecute infringements where necessary.
– On a day-to-day basis you could be meeting with clients, drawing up draft patents or researching an industry or product in depth.
Why should you apply?
– Work on cutting-edge projects for leading clients – a previous graduate worked on cooling agents for Honeywell, for example.
– You will get stuck in and be given responsibility for projects from day 1 as a trainee from meeting clients, to attending conferences and even helping to draft patent applications.
– Excellent career progression with the chance to achieve associate level with a £70k salary within 5 years.
– Work in a brand new, modern, open-plan office in central London or work remotely wherever and whenever suits you.
– There is a collegiate atmosphere with a young team of high-calibre professionals and a flat hierarchical structure.
– Full support, training and funding to help you achieve the Certificate in IP and fully qualifying as a European and UK Patent Attorney.
Who is best suited to this role?
– You must be on track for a 2:1 or above in a STEM degree: biology & related (biochemistry etc.), chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, physics, computer science & IT, electrical engineering.
– Applications from undergraduates, postgraduates, masters and PhD students alike are welcomed.
– The firm is looking for bright individuals who have the ability to explain complicated ideas in a simple and clear manner.
– You DO NOT need any legal or industry experience, but you should be motivated to become a patent attorney and have some knowledge of the role.
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