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Chemistry Patent Attorney - Qualified/Part-Qualified

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  • The ideal candidate for this role is a part-qualified chemistry patent attorney with 3 years of post-qualification experience, expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, an understanding of opposition and appeal procedures, strong academic background in organic chemistry or pharmaceuticals, excellent communication skills, a commercial mindset, good time management, problem-solving ability, attention to detail, and a passion for mentoring.
  • The Chemistry Patent Attorney will support industry-leading companies and research institutions by protecting their groundbreaking research in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and various other fields.

Graduate Job

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  • We have ongoing opportunities for exceptional part-qualified or qualified patent attorneys to join our Chemistry team. 


  • Part-qualification in the UK and EQE exams through to 3 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Management of a broad spectrum of chemical and/or pharmaceutical work.
  • Experience of drafting, filing and prosecuting EPO and PCT applications.
  • An understanding of EPO opposition and appeal procedure, and preferably some experience of contentious oral proceedings, although not necessarily in a speaking role.
  • An excellent academic background ideally with an emphasis on organic chemistry or pharmaceutical subject matter.
  • A sense of commerciality: an appreciation of how IP and regulatory data protection impact the life cycle of a product.
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • An innate interest in the world of business as well as the IP profession.
  • A passion and aptitude for problem-solving.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • An interest in coaching, guiding and mentoring trainees as appropriate.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • The Chemistry team supports some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and chemical companies and research institutions. We help protect research on ground-breaking therapeutics and their delivery, as well as exciting technologies in the fields of polymer chemistry, catalysts, batteries, metallurgy, nanotechnology, cleantech, electrochemistry, petrochemicals, cosmetics, surfactants and food chemistry.


Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Apr 19, 2024