Graduate Trainee Patent Attorney

Due to growth and continued success, we are looking for a bright graduate to join our Southampton team in February 2019. This is an opportunity for you to kick-start your career in the exciting world of IP.

You are likely to be a recent graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree or PhD in electronics, engineering or physics. You’ll also have a keen interest in patents and trade marks as well as a strong commercial awareness. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, and you will be articulate, self-motivated and a logical, clear thinker.

We offer unrivalled support and training which will ensure qualification and progression, helping you develop into a successful patent attorney. You’ll enjoy a dynamic and friendly working environment and the chance to work closely with a broad range of direct clients from SMEs to global corporations. We offer an extremely attractive remuneration package and excellent career progression.

If you would like to discuss the vacancy, please contact Vicky Dalton, Practice Director, on 023 8000 2022 or email vicky.dalton@chapmanip.com.

To apply, please email recruitment@chapmanip.com with the following information, and make sure you stipulate which year's entry you are interested in:

  • CV

  • Covering letter

  • For graduate applications, a piece of written work as outlined below.

Written assignments

For graduate applications for trainee patent attorney vacancies: In around 500 words, please draft a description of a non-electrical household item, outlining the purpose of the implement, any noteworthy features, how it is made and how it works.

For graduate applications for trainee trade mark attorney vacancies: Please envisage you are planning to launch a new savoury snack. We’d like you to choose a trade mark for it and ‘sell your idea’ to us in around 500 words.

Southampton Office

Kings Park House, 22 Kings Park Road
Southampton SO15 2AT, UK
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022
F +44 (0) 23 8000 2023

Munich Office

Tal 44, 80331 Munich,
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022

Cardiff Office

Cardiff Business Technology Centre
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AY, UK
T +44 (0) 29 2009 9999
F +44 (0) 23 8000 2023

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