Engineering/Maths/Physics Trainee Patent Attorney

Cardiff

Vacancy: Trainee Patent Attorney

Discipline: Engineering/Maths/Physics

Preferred Minimum Level of Qualification: 1st Class Degree/Masters/PhD

EIP Tech group: EIP Digital, Dynamics and Energy

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

About EIP

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, Dynamics and Energy

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.

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.

EIP Dynamics is our mechanical and electrical engineering practice, which advises start-ups, SMEs and multinationals in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, marine, transport & logistics, household appliances, computer hardware, consumer goods, packaging, and 2D and 3D printing.

The team, located in the UK and the US, is highly qualified with academic degrees and doctorates in key technology areas, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, nanotechnology, aeronautical engineering, fluid dynamics, acoustical engineering and physics

EIP Energy is an interdisciplinary practice advising companies who are changing the way we think about energy generation, storage and delivery.

We offer strategic advice and guidance to assist those seeking patent protection in the energy sector, from production and storage through to transmission and distribution.

About the vacancy

We are looking for a strong patent attorney trainee candidate who is capable of handling technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, electronics, computing, telecommunications and similar high-tech Digital technologies. Successful candidates will have a background in engineering, 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

Other information

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.

Equal opportunities

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 careers@eip.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.

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Vacancies

We are always searching for the best people.

We have an inclusive agile working policy that includes part-time and flexible hours as well as working remotely and from home.

Our advanced systems have allowed us to adapt effortlessly to the changing nature of today’s working practices. At EIP, our strong focus on collaboration ensures that even when we are working apart we are still together.

Due to the large volume of applications which we receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

The exception to this are trainee positions. We recruit on a rolling basis and we may revisit applications received longer than 4 weeks ago. We typically will only contact those who we are looking to put into process.

Please contact a member of the EIP Talent team via careers@eip.com if you would like to find out more.

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