Trainee Patent Attorney - Tech

Trainee Patent Attorney

Training Programme



Are you looking to apply your knowledge of science and engineering to the protection and commercialisation of cutting-edge new technologies, while working alongside leading scientists in their fields?

Whether you are a new graduate or are looking for an exciting career change, we are looking for candidates with a good, broad scientific background, a strong academic record and a graduate or postgraduate degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a closely related discipline. We are recruiting for places on our training programme, where we will support and mentor you in your journey to becoming a world class patent attorney.

Kilburn & Strode is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys and works with the most creative companies to protect the most innovative ideas.  We have a culture built on diversity and are looking for people who share and demonstrate our values: Think creatively, Build relationships, Take responsibility, Respect others, and Excel.

More specifically, we are looking for candidates with the following backgrounds:

Electrical/Electronic Engineering - ideally with some experience of computing/software.
Computer Science - ideally with some experience in AI.
Physics – someone with a general Physics degree. Ideally, you’d have some knowledge of computing/software, though this is not essential.

Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 in their degree discipline, although candidates with a postgraduate degree and a 2:2 in their undergraduate degree will also be considered.

Interviews will be held in December 2021 for a September 2022 start.

Send your CV along with a cover letter that explains why you would be suited to a career with us to before the closing date of Friday 22 October 2021.

Please attach two documents to a blank email; your CV and the covering letter. These will both need to be in Word format. As we receive a high volume of applications, please refrain from including your name on the footer of any document, this will help us in the blinding process.

Please note that CVs should include subject(s) and grades for GCSEs, A-levels, undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees (or equivalent) as applicable. Please do also include your interests, extracurricular activities and any experience that may be relevant to the role.

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