If you are thinking of a career as a patent attorney and have a chemistry background (to at least degree level, minimum of a 2:1), then we want to hear from you. We are looking for a versatile candidate who can handle a wide range of chemistry subject matter.
We will consider applications from general chemists, but also welcome applications from those with more a material science background and those with more biochemical/pharmaceutical background, as we have clients in both of these broad areas. For more information about joining HLK in September 2023 read on.
We are an IP powerhouse comprising over 200 people in 7 locations, providing a full suite of IP services advising across the globe and in all technical and scientific disciplines. Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business ethos is all about great client service and we can only deliver that by being a great employer.
We secure intellectual property rights for prominent companies as well as highly creative start-up businesses. Our clients include many well-known household and industrial names and are at the forefront of technological development in the electronics, engineering, chemical, and biotechnology sectors.
At the core of the job is the preparation of patent applications on behalf of clients. This involves understanding an invention, distilling it down to its key features, and then writing a very clear and broad-based description of it, such that a Patent Examiner will be persuaded to grant a patent. Around that core skill, a Patent Attorney will be called upon to advise clients on all aspects of patent procedures, on international patent protection, and on effective patent strategies.
At HLK our trainees are mentored by an experienced Partner and receive unparalleled training through the HLK Academy. We invest in your growth and maintain flat hierarchies within the firm which offer great conditions for your continuing personal development. Above all we offer a supportive and friendly environment conducive to your growth.
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