Graduate Opportunity

2023 Graduate Trainee Patent Attorney - Life Science (LS)

Biotechnology/Biology/Biomedical.

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About Us

Reddie & Grose LLP is an internationally renowned firm of European and United Kingdom Patent, Trade Mark and Design attorneys.

Why become a Patent Attorney?

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and offering expert and pragmatic advice and services that are tailored to our clients’ needs. Avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach has allowed us to build up many valued long-lasting client relationships since our firm was founded in 1907.

We bring an in-depth knowledge of the UK and European intellectual property systems to the process of obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Internationally, we help our clients find attorneys in other jurisdictions, and give advice based on our long-established experience and extensive network of overseas patent professionals. We are always seeking to inform and add value at each stage of the process.

We have an experienced team of attorneys who can advise on all aspects of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs. We have specialists in electronics, software, mechanical systems, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. In the UK and Europe, we work closely with solicitors, barristers, and other members of the legal profession to support our clients in litigation before the courts.

We are looking for graduates to join our dynamic Life Science Team as a trainee UK and European patent attorney. We work with a wide range of clients, from international corporations with established patent portfolios, to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge technology. We are proud of the high quality of service that we offer, and are consistently ranked highly in both industry and professional directories.

Our office environment and ethos is designed to be collegiate, and we encourage team working and training. We invest heavily in our trainees with a view to providing a long-term future at our firm, and our inhouse training scheme is recognised as one of the best in the profession. Our trainee patent attorneys routinely enjoy success in their professional qualifications.

​Reddie & Grose Graduate Training Scheme

Reddie & Grose has an excellent reputation for training. Every new trainee will work closely with a partner of the firm who will be responsible for their day-to-day training and development.

As a complement to this traditional one-to-one training, we have developed a bespoke training programme for our new trainees, which is intended to bring them up to speed with some of the core concepts of intellectual property law, and also to provide a degree of communal practical tuition.

The training programme begins with a two-week intensive training induction introducing the basics of patent law and other intellectual property laws, such as design law and trademark law. The training induction also includes sessions dealing with important practical aspects of the job such as “how to communicate with clients”, “effective marketing”, and “the role of a trainee”. The training programme then continues with weekly sessions devoted to practical training.

The trainees work through different tasks of increasing complexity each week, and their work is then assessed by a partner or qualified attorney. Both communal and individual feedback is provided as part of a group discussion. These practical training sessions ensure that all of our new trainees are exposed to the same core practical examples, providing them with the tools to develop their skills together.

In total, seven weeks of a new trainee’s first year at Reddie & Grose are spent working through our bespoke training programme. After this, new trainees will be supported through a 13-week course leading to the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (currently provided by Queen Mary, University of London) and a European qualifying examination preparation course.

We want our trainees to have access to the best support they can get, so they are also encouraged to take advantage of courses and lectures provided by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Range of work

We offer services across all key technologies, and have particular strengths in electronics and software, chemistry, mechanical engineering and biotechnology. In addition to patents and registered designs, several partners and assistants also handle Trade Mark work for a great number of household brands.

We are looking for people who have the potential to take charge of a client relationship on behalf of the firm in the future – people who are personable as well as technically capable. What’s important is the quality of someone’s work – not just the number of hours they have billed in a year.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Minimum requirements: at least a 2:1 degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Biotechnology.  We also welcome applications from those completing a doctorate, undertaking postgraduate research, or working in industry.

Staff Benefits

Reddie & Grose LLP is a friendly place to work. We value a great work/life balance for all. At the same time we enjoy what we do and who we work with day to day. You will get to know everyone through our active social events calendar. Other benefits include:​

  • 25 days' annual leave plus all bank and public holidays, and additional day off in December
  • Remote home working (60% office / 40% working from home for trainees)
  • Discretionary Christmas bonus
  • Private Pension Scheme (with optional salary sacrifice)
  • Group Life Assurance (3 x salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Benefits Platform
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Private medical scheme
  • Access to cycle store and shower facilities
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Person Specification 

PLEASE NOTE:  WE DO NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS UNLESS A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM HAS BEEN PROVIDED TOGETHER WITH A COVERING LETTER AND UP TO DATE CV.  APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED IN THE NEXT STEP. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2022
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Cambridge
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology

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