FAQ's

How do i become a Patent Attorney?

You’ll need a degree (at least a 2:1) in a science, engineering, technical or mathematics based subject to get a job as a trainee patent attorney. It’s possible to become a trainee patent attorney after pursuing a different career post-degree.

Training starts from day one. After an initial two week boot camp, assistants will receive on-the-job training which generally involves working for one (or more) fully qualified patent attorney combined with in-house and external tutorials in preparation for sitting the Queen Mary exams one year in.

How many exams are there?

You’ll need a degree (at least a 2:1) in a science, engineering, technical or mathematics based subject to get a job as a trainee patent attorney. It’s possible to become a trainee patent attorney after pursuing a different career post-degree.

 

Training starts from day one.After an initial two week boot camp, assistants will receive on-the-job training.

Which generally involves working for one (or more) fully qualified patent attorney combined with in-house and external tutorials in preparation for sitting the Queen Mary exams one year in.

 

How long does it take to become a Patent Attorney?

It typically takes around 4-6 years to be a fully qualified UK and EU Patent Attorney.

How much does a trainee Patent Attorney earn?

The starting salary for a trainee patent attorney will usually be in the range of £28,000 to £36,000. By the time you have qualified your salary is likely to be around £55,000 to £65,000.

Facts & Figures 2019

 Number of employees   151
 Number of partners   23
 Number of qualified patent attorneys  44
 Number of qualified trade mark attorneys   12
 Number of trainee patent attorneys  25
 Locations  London, Cambridge & Munich
 Work experience offered   Yes
 Degree required   Minimum 2:1, STEM & Law degrees