Chemistry Trainee Patent Attorney
Vacancy: Trainee Patent Attorney
Technologies: Ability to work in complex chemistry fields, including enzymes and peptides
Preferred Minimum Level of Qualification: 1st Class Degree/Masters/PhD
EIP Tech group: EIP HealthTech and EIP Elements
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 HealthTech and Elements
The EIP HealthTech team helps clients in the healthcare and medical sectors to identify, protect and defend their innovative products and processes in this commercially important area.
The team is expertly placed to handle the full spectrum of inventions in areas such as medical devices, surgical implants and tools, injection systems, pumps, digital health, animal health, personalised and customised healthcare, medical imaging, femtech, telemedicine, diagnostics, AI, catheters, surgical delivery systems, drug delivery, wound therapeutics and microfluidic devices, as well as computer-implemented healthcare systems, apps and AI-driven assistance innovations.
The EIP Elements team deals with a wide range of chemical patents for a broad spectrum of UK and international clients ranging from universities and small start-up companies to large multinational corporations.
We have expertise in pharmaceutical and agrochemical patents, including drug discovery and development, and further medical use and dosage regimen protection. We also have considerable experience in the fields of materials science, catalysis, electrochemistry and batteries, petrochemicals, polymers, food and flavour ingredients, cosmetics, and process chemistry.
About the vacancy
We are continuing to develop our HealthTech and Elements practices and are seeking a Trainee Patent Attorney to join our market-leading Trainee Programme in September 2023. We are looking for candidates with previous academic experience in chemistry, including some biochemistry exposure. Any candidates with a background in enzymes and peptides would be of particular interest.
Although qualification to PhD level is preferred, we would also encourage applications from candidates with a strong first or further degree and are able to demonstrate the required skill and knowledge to handle these matters.
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.