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We are delighted to be hosting our autumn Open Day on 8th September 2020. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, this will take place as an online virtual event.
If you are attracted by the prospect of joining a firm at the forefront of intellectual property law, the day will provide you with an exciting insight into the career of a patent attorney.
You will hear from a variety of people at different stages of their career journeys from across our practice groups, and we encourage questions throughout the day. In an informal setting, the event provides an invaluable opportunity to explore the profession and discover more about life at the firm.
As well as some presentations and an interactive activity, you will receive helpful hints and tips for joining the profession.
To train as a patent attorney, you must have a STEM degree in a relevant technical discipline. Please see the accepted degrees below for our Life Sciences (Biotechnology) open day:
You will be working towards, or have obtained, an excellent first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent) and a passion for science and technology. With an excellent command of both written and spoken English and a meticulous eye for detail, you enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with a passion and aptitude for problem solving.
When submitting your online application, please select the most relevant practice group based on your degree. Further information on degree requirements for the profession can be found on our website. If you are uncertain, we will ensure your application is directed to the most suitable practice group.
We typically welcome approximately 30 students to our open day, with preference given to individuals in their penultimate and final year of study.
As we receive a high level of interest in the event, we encourage those who have been unsuccessful to apply for future opportunities. This includes our summer internship and trainee patent attorney programmes.