Simmons and Simmons
Job title
Trainee Patent Attorney, Simmons & Simmons LLP

Trainee Patent Attorney

An exciting opportunity to become a member of the Patent Attorney team within one of the world’s leading IP teams.

Our Intellectual Property (IP) Group has been at the forefront of IP law and practice for more than 40 years and has consistently been involved in many of the leading IP cases and transactions. We have over 100 IP professionals in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Simmons & Simmons is one of the most highly regarded IP practices and advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious IP.

We have industry expertise and focus, in particular in life sciences, TMT, consumer goods, financial institutions, transport and energy and we are highly experienced in managing multi-jurisdictional litigation, strategy and negotiations.

The Role: We are seeking to recruit a Trainee Patent Attorney to help develop our practice within our truly dynamic international firm. We anticipate you will have at least an undergraduate qualification in electronic engineering, computer science, or physics, preferably including knowledge of cellular communication systems. Industry experience would be valuable. Experience in private practice is not essential. Completion of QM-UL, or similar, for part qualified candidates is helpful but not essential.

You will be predominantly focusing on cellular telecommunications, electronics, software, and medical device companies seeking to protect their IP in Europe. The successful candidate will work closely with our existing team of patent attorneys on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and to support opposition and appeal work. As well as core patent attorney skills, working as part of our integrated, international, IP team opens the possibility to assisting with litigation and transactional matters led by our team of lawyers.

Clients will range from small start-ups to multinationals, with a focus on direct-client work. We are routinely instructed on clients’ commercially valuable, complex, cases. You’ll be intelligent, commercially astute, conscientious, team-player with a positive and pro-active approach. Your training and development will be important to us. We also offer a competitive remuneration package. We support flexible working, including remote working.

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Posted date
19 February 2020
Company Details
Simmons & Simmons LLP,
One Ropemaker Street,
London EC2Y 9SS
  • UK: London