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Job Title Patent Attorney/Trainee Patent Attorney/Patent Administrator
Department Intellectual Property
Role Associate
Job Location London


An exciting opportunity to be a foundation 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:

As part of our new Patent Attorney venture, we are seeking to recruit several Patent Attorneys and Patent Administrators to help develop our practice within our truly dynamic international firm. You could be a fully qualified patent attorney (either CPA or EPA qualified) or a trainee patent attorney.  We anticipate you will have at least an undergraduate qualification in computer science, physics, or engineering. Chinese language skills (Mandarin) and industry experience would be valuable. Experience in private practice is not essential. Completion of QMW, or similar, for part qualified candidates is helpful but not essential. We are also looking for high-quality and attentive patent administrators.

You will be predominantly focusing on technology (including fintech), telecoms and medical device companies seeking to protect their IP in Europe. More broadly, there will be opportunities for the patent attorney team to work with the firm’s patent litigators as part of litigation teams and developing enforcement and defensive strategies, and also with our corporate and commercial practice, providing an additional layer of support in evaluation, licensing, and transfer of patent portfolios during corporate acquisitions, and advice on IP aspects of commercial transactions. Clients will range from small start-ups to multinationals.  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.

Person specification:

  • Applicants will either be a fully qualified Patent Attorney (either CPA or EPA qualified), a trainee Patent Attorney or a Patent Administrator.
  • Undergraduate qualification in computer science, physics, or engineering.
  • Excellent academics.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.



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