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Pharmaceuticals Patent Attorney - Qualified/Part-Qualified

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  • Part-qualified UK and EQE exams, 3 years of post-qualification experience, broad chemical/pharmaceutical work, drafting/filing/prosecuting, EPO opposition/appeal knowledge, excellent academic background, commercial mindset, strong language/interpersonal skills, excellent time management/organizational skills, interest in business and coaching, problem-solving ability, keen attention to detail.
  • The candidate will protect groundbreaking research in pharmaceuticals and other chemical fields, handling contentious cases including oppositions and litigation support, as well as regulatory issues.

Graduate Job

Legal, ScienceLondon


  • 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.
  • Our work is commercially focussed, and most is contentious in nature. We are regularly instructed in multi-party oppositions and litigation support, as well as SPCs and associated regulatory issues including data protection and orphan exclusivities.


Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Apr 19, 2024