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Trainee Patent Attorney, Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals

Entry-level at J A Kemp

Trainee Patent Attorney, Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals

Entry-level at J A Kemp

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Background on the Firm

J A Kemp is one of the largest UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich. J A Kemp’s patent attorneys handle patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The firm has particular expertise in patent oppositions and appeals, especially before the European Patent Office. The firm also conducts intellectual property litigation. J A Kemp has a varied client base ranging from startups, spinouts and SMEs through to some of the largest corporate clients and most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

What we are looking for

The academic requirements are rigorous. Candidates should have an excellent track record of achievement at school and university with a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in chemistry or a science subject that includes a substantial proportion of chemistry. We are open to applications from candidates holding or studying for a first or higher degree or doctorate.

Excellent spoken and written English are essential to the role, as are an eye for detail and the ability to explain complex matters clearly. We are also looking for candidates who are proactive, outgoing and friendly, team players and good listeners.

What we offer

We offer a programme of training to take you right through to qualification as a patent attorney (European and UK Chartered). We support you with one to one mentoring, external courses, internal tutorials and on-the-job training. Our reputation for training and our record of first-time examination successes are second to none. We will continue to support your professional development throughout your career with the firm.

To apply

We usually encourage trainee patent attorneys to start with us in the autumn, in a recognised peer group, although we can be flexible about start dates. We encourage applications before the end of the calendar year for candidates who wish to start the following autumn. We will, however, consider applications from exceptional candidates at any time of the year. You can find more information on our website here: J A Kemp career opportunities.

Your application should be sent via email and should include a CV and covering letter addressed to the head of the Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals Group, Celia Keen.

Start Date: Autumn 2019, but can be flexible

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Job location

Gray’s Inn, 14 South Square, London WC1R 5JJ, UK