What is exciting about this role?
Our strong direct client portfolio means that all trainees have direct contact with inventors and clients' managerial teams.
Trainees part-qualify by passing the QMW Certificate course or the Foundation level exams. In addition to full in-house training by working one-to-one with qualified attorneys, the firm also runs in-house tutorials.
We also find that the breadth of trainees, at different stages of development and qualification, provide motivation and support during training as well as an excellent salary package.
What do we do?
We are one of the leading firms of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with 150 years’ experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. Our clients range from the IP departments of multinational companies to the owners of small firms and private individuals.
So where do you come in?
Some of your main responsibilities will include:
· Discussing inventions and processes with inventors or manufacturers and ascertaining whether they are likely to succeed in being granted patents;
· Studying and analyzing scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess in what ways an invention is new and innovative;
· Advising on chances of success and likely legal costs;
· Preparing responses to reports from patent examiners;
· Advising on whether business activities will infringe someone else's patent rights;
· Dealing with patent licence negotiations;
What can we give you?
Excellent salary package and training plus a professional qualification - QMW Certificate of Intellectual Property Law
What you need to demonstrate?
Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering (2:1, 340 UCAS points) from a good University;
Lively and enthusiastic attitude; Willingness to learn
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