HGF Vacancy

Trainee Patent Attorney – Chemistry – Birmingham


Job ref: Trainee/Chem/2022

Job Type: Trainee
Sectors: Chemistry

The Position

We are looking for an enthusiastic Chemistry graduate to join our team in Birmingham. You will work alongside our team of attorneys and fellow trainees to support our clients in the protection of their intellectual property assets. The role encompasses a diverse range of responsibilities and requires a high level of attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to work to deadlines along with being able to receive and act upon feedback on your work.

The training process is a challenge (one we hope you’ll relish), we offer exceptional support in helping you get there. This includes access to your own training budget, an internal tutorial program, access to our in house L&D platform and working with qualified attorneys who have a deep understanding of what it is like to be a trainee, having been there and done it in the not so long and distant past. There is so much knowledge you can tap into, including supervision from experienced partners and senior attorneys, supporting you on your journey to full Chartered UK and European qualification.

Main Responsibilities
  • Drafting of patent documents for review by manager
  • Dealing with client queries in a professional and timely way
  • Construct technical arguments with a view to prosecuting patents
  • Supporting attorneys in ensuring that legal deadlines are met
  • Liaising with clients and answering queries
  • Progressing through UK and European Patent Attorney Qualification exams alongside work
  • Providing support to attorneys as needed
About You
  • A passion for a career in intellectual property!
  • A minimum 2:1 degree in Chemistry, preferably in Inorganic, Electrochemistry, Luminescence or Materials
  • Experience in a professional working environment would be beneficial
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • A team player who is comfortable working on independent tasks
  • Ability to digest and act upon constructive feedback
  • Attitude and aptitude to want to develop your skillset
  • Personable individual with a client focused mentality
Why move to HGF?
  • HGF takes a transparent and merit-based approach to your career development and you will have the opportunity to shape your long-term progression
  • We’re a firm with a focus on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), with a staff led DEI Focus Group and an DEI Board sponsor
  • As a business we have a dedicated Learning and Development team and a digital learning platform for all staff to use
  • A competitive salary and benefits package along with a flexible working policy
To Apply:

HGF is committed to promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all candidates with relevant skills for the role.

If the above sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter which outlines in no more than 500 words why you would like to pursue a career as a Patent Attorney and an invention or patent related news story you found interesting & why to: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is: Sunday 25th  September 2022.


You would like to contribute your professional experience to an expanding law firm? Then we would be pleased to receive your application. Please apply by sending your CV to: [email protected]

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