Trainee Patent Attorney

Offices across the UK

Job Ref: Elec04/18

Job Type: Trainee

Locations: Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, York, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham

Sectors: Patents, Electronics

Is your degree in Electronics?

Are you looking for a career with a difference?

Have you considered a profession as a Patent Attorney?

HGF is one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK.  We are currently inviting applications from graduates seeking to commence training in 2018 with a view to qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney within our prestigious Electronics Group.

The Vacancies

There are opportunities based nationally to work in a team of qualified Electronics Patent Attorneys. This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, the profession highly regarded and the legal qualifications lengthy and challenging. HGF provides fully supported training leading to Chartered Patent Attorney qualifications.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their client’s highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements which vary 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.

Candidate Requirements

The person HGF is seeking will:

Have at least a 2:1 in an electronics, physics, telecommunications,  computer science or electronic engineering discipline;

Have A level maths and physics;

Have excellent written and oral communication skills;

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 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 

To apply, email your CV (including the subjects and results for Highers/A Levels or equivalent) with a letter stating why you want to become a Patent Attorney to our HR team at  Please quote reference Elec04/18.

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