Engineering/Maths/Physics with strong computing component Trainee Patent Attorney
Bath, Cardiff, Leeds & London
Vacancy: Trainee Patent Attorney
Discipline: Engineering/Maths/Physics with strong computing component
Technologies: Ability to work in complex mathematical fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning models, mathematical modelling, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics, statistical analysis, cryptography, quantum computing, post-quantum techniques.
Preferred Minimum Level of Qualification: 1st Class Degree/Masters/PhD
EIP Tech group: EIP Digital
Working hours: Full-time
EIP is an award-winning specialist patent firm with offices in Europe and the US and combines patent attorneys, litigators and commercial IP lawyers to provide clients with a seamless service. EIP has an impressive global client base from SMEs to multinational blue-chip companies and includes telecoms owners, major software developers, pharma and biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, aerospace and logistics companies.
EIP has been recognised for its expertise across legal directories and awards. For the third year in a row, EIP has been ranked in the FT's list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms. In 2021, EIP received gold ranking in six categories. For the past four years, EIP has also been named as Managing IP’s ‘UK Patent Contentious Firm of the Year’.
Diversity is an intrinsic part of EIP’s business culture. We are proud to support the IP Inclusive initiative and we are a signatory to the IP Inclusive Charter. EIP actively engages in diversity efforts and is committed to developing an attitude of openness for the benefit of all those working in the IP profession.
About EIP Digital
EIP Digital encompasses a broad technology spectrum including computer hardware, software and machine learning/AI, electronics, wireless and telecommunications, applied physics and optics. Strength in these fields has been at the core of EIP and our continued success since we were founded in 2000.
Renowned for its experience in patent drafting and strategic patent prosecution, and a go-to practice for litigation in high-tech patent cases, EIP's Digital team has been engaged in many of the highest profile patent litigation cases in the UK and Germany, and oppositions at the EPO, in recent years.
EIP Digital team members are appointed to many high-value matters which require extraordinary levels of expertise, including licensing, technology standards, pre-litigation analysis, and litigation itself, with high rates of success. Many of these members operate at the intersection of various cutting areas such as electronics and health-tech, AI and drug discovery.
About the vacancy
We are looking for a strong patent attorney trainee candidate who is capable of handling maths-heavy technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, and similar high-tech Digital technologies. Successful candidates will have a background in mathematics, physics, or computer science. Although qualification to PhD level is preferred, we will consider any candidate with a strong first or further degree who demonstrates the required skill and knowledge to handle these technologies.
Skills, experience & qualifications
You will be comfortable working in a modern, fast-paced environment where you are given a level of autonomy to do your work.
Successful candidates will also be able to 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 and the ability to act independently
Full academic and professional support ensures EIP are training the Intellectual Property stars of tomorrow.
With our state-of-the-art paperless systems, we offer hybrid working, three days in the office and two from home.
The firm has a friendly, progressive and mutually supportive working environment along with a smart casual dress policy and stylish modern offices.
EIP is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please email your CV and Cover Letter to email@example.com, providing information about your availability to commence a new role. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the talent team.