If you are thinking of a career as a patent attorney and possess a minimum of a 2:1 Degree in electronics or electrical engineering, then we want to hear from you. For more information about joining HLK in September 2021 read on.
Who are we?
We are an IP powerhouse comprising over 200 people in 7 locations, providing a full suite of IP services advising across the globe and in all technical and scientific disciplines. Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business ethos is all about great client service and we can only deliver that by being a great employer.
What exactly do patent attorneys do?
We secure intellectual property rights for prominent companies as well as highly creative start-up businesses. Our clients include many well-known household and industrial names and are at the forefront of technological development in the electronics, engineering, chemical and biotechnology sectors.
At the core of the job is the preparation of patent applications on behalf of clients. This involves understanding an invention, distilling it down to its key features and then writing a very clear and broad-based description of it, such that a Patent Examiner will be persuaded to grant a patent. Around that core skill, a Patent Attorney will be called upon to advise clients on all aspects of patent procedures, on international patent protection and on effective patent strategies.
What makes a good patent attorney?
What makes this an interesting career?
At HLK our trainees are mentored by an experienced Partner and receive unparalleled training through the HLK Academy. We invest in your growth and maintain flat hierarchies within the firm which offer great conditions for your continuing personal development. Above all we offer a supportive and friendly environment conducive to your growth. Check out our brochure here.
Your application is formed of your CV, cover letter and your answers to 3 questions, which will follow on the next page. These questions need to be carefully considered and answered as if you were being asked them at the interview stage. Please review your answers to ensure you have answered each question fully- generally, without being close to the 100-word limit, we do not envisage you would be able to adequately address the questions.
The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 8 November.
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