06 May, 2022

Part Qualified Patent Attorney Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science

  • Birkett Long
  • Remote (Colchester, UK)
Full time Professionals

Job Description

The Firm

Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities.

We are a modern thinking, full-service Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice.

Birkett Long offers a competitive package including 25 days holiday, a flexitime system, private health cover and income protection.

The Role

We have an exciting new role for a pragmatic and driven part-qualified Patent Attorney to join our highly-regarded Intellectual Property team in the Colchester or Chelmsford office. Applications for the position will be considered on either a full-time or part-time basis. There will furthermore be opportunities to work from home if desired, in line with the Firm’s working from home guidelines.

This is a rare opportunity to be a key part of the Intellectual Property team within a Legal 500 law firm. The Intellectual Property team is growing rapidly, and has attracted a very broad range of clients ranging from International heavyweights to local high-tech SMEs.

The variety of work that will come across your desk as a result of working for a full-service law firm is what sets this role apart from working for a specialist IP attorney firm. The role will encompass working closely and directly with a broad range of local and international clients on a range of matters, and in addition to work ranging from drafting and prosecuting patent applications, you will be working with colleagues in different areas of law to negotiate commercial agreements, business strategy and advising on a broad range of contentious matters. You can therefore expect to grow your capabilities and skill-set quickly.

The Candidate

You will be a part qualified Patent Attorney with a background in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science.

You will have experience in patent drafting and prosecution, and have the ability to work across a diverse range of technologies.

You will be passionate to deliver succinct, high quality advice with excellent client and team communication skills. The ideal candidate will also have an eye for detail, work with high levels of accuracy and possess the ability to work under pressure, prioritising effectively.

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to:

HR &L&D Team
Birkett Long LLP – 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

Staff Type

Legal Staff


Non-qualified, Graduate

Competitive Salary



Intellectual Property

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