Training as a Patent Attorney is a career path that will enable you to combine your understanding of science with legal expertise. You will leave the lab environment yet remain at the cutting edge of science and technology, applying your knowledge and skill in a commercial context.
J A Kemp LLP is one of the leading UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich. J A Kemp’s patent attorneys handle patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The firm has particular expertise in patent oppositions and appeals, especially before the European Patent Office. J A Kemp works for a wide variety of clients, from startups, spinouts and SMEs through to some of the largest corporate clients and most prestigious academic institutions in the world.
Training as a Patent Attorney is a career path that will enable you to combine your understanding of science with legal expertise. You will leave the lab environment yet remain at the cutting edge of science and technology, applying your knowledge and skill in a commercial context. You will help to protect intellectual property assets and grow businesses.
We offer a programme of training to take you right through to qualification as a patent attorney (European and UK Chartered). We support you with one to one mentoring, external courses, internal tutorials and on-the-job training. We are very proud of our training programme and the examination success rate achieved by our candidates. We will continue to support your professional development throughout your career with the firm.
The academic requirements are rigorous. Candidates should have an excellent track record of achievement at school and university with a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in a biosciences subject, such as molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology or plant sciences.
We are open to applications from candidates holding or studying for a first or higher degree or doctorate.
Excellent spoken and written English are essential to the role, as are an eye for detail and the ability to explain complex matters clearly. We are also looking for candidates who are proactive, outgoing and friendly, team players and good listeners.
In addition to our thorough training programme and varied work, we offer a competitive salary package and range of benefits including a flexible working policy with the ability to work from home two days per week, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, private health insurance, personal travel and accident insurance, group life assurance, income protection insurance, and contributory pension scheme.
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