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We are a leading European intellectual property law firm. Through our passionate and award-winning team of life scientists, engineers and regulatory experts, we advise some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies.

If you’re a STEM student who is interested in a unique profession where law, commerce and technology all overlap, becoming a patent attorney may be for you!

Each year, we recruit a number of exceptional STEM graduates, supporting them through to qualification as a UK and European patent attorney. As a new trainee, you’ll join a practice group relevant to your subject of study. Opportunities exist within our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Engineering & Tech practice groups.

We recruit from all STEM disciplines.

The facts

Over 1,900 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.
Our origins date back to 1776 when James Poole was appointed Clerk of Inventions with the Patent Office of the Attorney General in London.
We've been shaping European intellectual property for over 200 years.
We are deeply involved in managing some of the world’s leading brands and IP portfolios.
We're an active member of IP Inclusive, a group of IP firms and businesses who are championing greater diversity within our industry.
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Ben Chapman

Senior Associate

"There’s a genuinely collaborative atmosphere at the firm, with someone available to provide help with issues as they arise."

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Maria Nikolova

Technical Assistant

"Communication skills are important, as you will not only be working within teams at your firm, but you will also be speaking to clients and patent attorneys in other countries."

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