Graduate Opportunity

Trainee Patent Attorney (2019 intake)

Engineering & Tech

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We are offering training jobs to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney within our industry-leading Engineering & Tech practice group. The team supports some of the world’s leading companies to protect innovation in exciting and cutting edge technologies.

The firm is continually growing as a result of an increasing demand for our services. There are therefore excellent opportunities for a challenging and intellectually stimulating career using your technical background and experience.

We offer excellent career prospects for high calibre graduates. You need to have a good first degree or PhD in a relevant technical discipline such as Physics, or Electronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering (see below for further guidance). In addition to an enthusiasm for science and technology, you will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Carpmaels & Ransford: Career Insights

Are you eager to use your knowledge of science or technology outside the world of academia and the lab? Intellectual Property law demands the application of scientific and technical knowledge in a commercial environment, providing a diverse and challenging, yet intellectually stimulating and rewarding career. At Carpmaels & Ransford, we are here to guide, support and encourage you, making sure your journey through the world of Intellectual Property is not only challenging, but also enjoyable and rewarding. Teamwork is key to the firm’s success; we understand the importance of combining all of our knowledge and expertise, from our newest recruits, to our most experienced partners.

Who should apply?

We typically employ up to ten new entrants to the profession each year across our Chemistry, Engineering & Tech and Life Sciences practice groups.

In order to enter the patent profession, it is a key requirement to have a STEM degree. For this role you must have a degree related to the following:

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences Options)
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Maths.

What you need to have

  • Strong A Levels, usually 3 at grade A or equivalent
  • Minimum 2.1 STEM degree (obtained or expected)
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Ability to analyse and conceptualise complex matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Sense of commerciality: an innate interest in the world of business as well as the IP profession
  • A passion and aptitude for problem solving
  • Keen eye for detail.

What we will give you

  • A supportive and sociable team-based working environment
  • Exceptional training for UK and EQE qualifications and beyond
  • A wide variety of work for a broad range of clients
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package
  • A range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm
  • Central London location.


How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Software

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