Trainee Patent Attorney – Chemistry, Nottingham


Job Ref: ChemNotts18

Job Type: Trainee

Locations: Nottingham

Sectors: Patents, Chemistry

Have you considered a career as a Patent Attorney?

HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK and currently has three opportunities to train and qualify as a Patent Attorney within it’s prestigious Chemistry Group. 

The Vacancy

There is an opportunity in the Nottingham office, working in a team of qualified Patent Attorneys in our Chemistry Group. This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, the profession is highly respected and the legal qualifications are lengthy and tough. HGF provides fully supported training leading to Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney qualifications.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their clients’ highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation which varies according to the country of registration.

Salary Package

Competitive salary, increasing significantly with qualification, plus bonus and excellent benefits, including pension, 25 days holiday and holiday purchase scheme.

Person requirements

The person we are seeking will:

Have a minimum of a 2:1 in a chemistry discipline;

Have completely fluent English with excellent written and oral communication skills and high attention to detail;

Be socially confident and flexible in attitude and approach;

Be able to operate in an intellectually demanding and often pressured environment;

Be a team player.

About HGF

HGF is one of the largest specialist intellectual property (IP) firms in the UK. It is a thriving firm with an outstanding reputation for quality of service and initiative in meeting client needs. HGF believes it achieves this by attracting and retaining the best people.

With 11 offices across England and Scotland and 3 offices in mainland Europe, HGF’s Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys provide specialist technical and legal advice to blue chip organisations and small to medium businesses across the world.  Many of their clients are household names and the work HGF do allows their clients to protect and exploit their inventions, new products and branding. 

HGF has an open and non-hierarchical structure, and actively encourages trainees to become involved in client interaction from an early stage. Find out more about what it is like to begin a career as a trainee Patent Attorney at HGF by visiting the IP Careers trainee profile for HGF on their website

 To apply

Please email your CV (including A Level/Highers results) with a letter explaining why you want to become a Patent Attorney to providing reference ChemNotts18

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