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Trainee Patent Attorney

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Marks & Clerk

1mo ago

💼 Graduate Job


AI generated summary

  • You must have a strong background in electronics or physics, with a 2:1 degree or higher. Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a curiosity to learn how things work. Technical excellence and an interest in commercial aspects are key.
  • You will receive full support to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney. Participate in tutorials, lectures, mentoring, and gain commercial skills.

Graduate Job



  • An opportunity has arisen in our Glasgow office for a graduate with a background in Electronics. We are now accepting applications for our first round assessments.


  • The role requires a strong background in electronics and therefore would suit graduates who have studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Experience in any of embedded systems, microelectronics, telecommunications and/or processor architectures is particularly welcome. We also welcome applications from those who have studied Physics, but you will need to demonstrate a strong background in electronics – please state which modules you have studied. You will also need to have gained at least a 2:1 degree in your subject. Applications are welcomed from those completing a doctorate, undertaking postgraduate research or working in industry.
  • In addition, you need to have a natural curiosity to find out how things work, excellent communication skills and meticulous attention to detail. You need to demonstrate technical excellence, an interest in the commercial world and appreciate the importance of intellectual property to businesses.
  • Working as a patent attorney requires not only an excellent technical and academic background but the ability to draft comprehensive documents and defend complex legal arguments. It is a challenging and rewarding role enabling you to be involved with leading edge research as well as understanding and supporting the commercial objectives of a diverse client base worldwide.

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • As a graduate entrant you will be given full support to achieve qualification as a chartered UK and European patent attorney. We run our own comprehensive in-house ‘Training Academy’ which combines tutorials, and lectures as well as mentoring and supervision from partners and other qualified attorneys. In addition, you will also gain a range of commercial skills, such as business development and client care, as part of our on-going personal development programme.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Competitive salary dependent on qualification and experience
  • 26 days’ annual holiday, plus statutory holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gymflex scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Payment of membership fees to professional bodies required for the role
  • Exam and study leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Access to mental health and wellbeing information and support
  • Discounts portal (retail, travel, days out etc.)