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Part-Qualified Patent Attorney - Telecoms Prosecution



10d ago

  • Job
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • London


  • You will be a part-qualified patent attorney who has spent a minimum of two years in the profession. You will have demonstrable experience working on patents in telecoms, ideally 3GPP and SEPs. You will have the ability to handle prosecution work at scale.
  • Although experience in telecoms as a trainee or part-qualified attorney is important, an academic background in telecoms or communications technology is not essential.
  • This role will suit a candidate who has worked in an IP firm where they have handled a caseload of foreign associate UK/European prosecution or a candidate who has made their initial steps in the patent profession in-house, ideally within the telecoms sector at a manufacturer or network company.
  • Successful EIPers typically demonstrate the following:
  • An appropriate professional attitude (personable, well prepared, flexible and enthusiastic)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to express complex ideas clearly and concisely, and the ability to structure a precise and coherent argument
  • Ability to deal with a variety of people at different levels
  • Ability to balance knowledge of intellectual property law against commercial requirements
  • Ability to work under pressure, which may be the result of competing and inflexible deadlines when working for more than one client at the same time
  • Excellent research and presentation skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and an analytical mind
  • Initiative, accountability and the ability to act independently and manage own workload.


  • EIP is looking for a part-qualified patent attorney to join our London office to work on a high-value caseload of telecoms patent prosecution. Unusually, there is not requirement for the successful attorney to be proficient at patent drafting as this role focuses on the prosecution of a caseload of existing patents. There will be opportunities to get involved in patent analysis alongside the prosecution work on offer.
  • The technical focus for this role is telecoms and, in particular, 3GPP patents. Experience with standard essential patents (SEPs) would be advantageous but not essential.

We specialise in high-value and complex patent matters.

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Mission & Purpose

We specialise in high-value and complex patent matters. Our multidisciplinary team combines patent attorneys, litigators and commercial IP lawyers in three of the world’s main patent markets - Germany, UK and USA and now also in the Nordics through our recent expansion into Sweden. Our patent drafting, prosecution and challenges practice obtains and defends high-value and complex patents for clients, and invalidates patents held by others during post-grant proceedings including oppositions at the European Patent Office (EPO). EIP’s litigation practice has built a strong reputation for quality and success amongst its competitors and clients, with a strong track record including success in a landmark ruling on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) from the UK Supreme Court. Increasingly our patent attorneys work closely with the litigation team in the UK and Germany providing additional technical expertise on large scale international patent litigation matters. We have represented clients in hundreds of oppositions before the EPO. We counsel clients on strategic patent portfolio development, and have implemented high-level IP strategies for some of the world’s largest companies. We also offer commercial advice on the exploitation and use of the full range of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, design rights, copyright and other ancillary issues arising in relation to data protection and rights of privacy.