2024 Graduate Trainee Patent Attorney – Electrical Electronics & Software

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About Us

Reddie & Grose LLP is an internationally renowned firm of European and United Kingdom Patent, Trade Mark and Design attorneys.

Why become a Patent Attorney? Graduates talk about the interview process and becoming a Patent Attorney.

Our clients range from large multinational companies and household names to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

We work with our clients at the cutting edge of technology, from innovations based on the latest research in telecoms, semiconductor devices, software and AI, through to electric vehicles, fibre optics, lasers and beyond. As a new trainee you would be working in these areas from day one.

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and offering expert and pragmatic advice and services that are tailored to our clients’ needs.

Avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach has allowed us to build up many valued long lasting client relationships since our firm was founded in 1907.

We bring an in-depth knowledge of the UK and European intellectual property systems to the process of obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights. Internationally, we work with an extensive network of overseas patent professionals to secure protection for our clients around the world. We are always seeking to inform and add value at each stage of the process.

We understand work-life challenges, and are sensitive to how work can impact your personal life. We respect this and will always encourage a good work-life balance. Our workplace is one where fairness, respect, equality and dignity are promoted and are part of the firm’s everyday goals and behaviour. There is a welcoming culture where we recognise that the different backgrounds, values, attitudes, skills and experience of our staff means they bring a unique perspective to work issues.

We are looking for graduates to join our dynamic Electronics, Electrical and Software Team as a trainee UK and European patent attorney. We work with a wide range of clients, from international corporations with established patent portfolios, to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge technology. We are proud of the high quality of service that we offer, and are consistently ranked highly in both industry and professional directories.

Our office environment and ethos is designed to be collegiate, and we encourage team working and training.  We invest heavily in our trainees with a view to providing a long-term future at our firm, and our inhouse training scheme is recognised as one of the best in the profession. Our trainee patent attorneys routinely enjoy success in their professional qualifications.

?Reddie & Grose Graduate Training Scheme

Reddie & Grose has an excellent reputation for training. As a new trainee, you will work closely with a partner of the firm who will be responsible for your day-to-day training and development. As a complement to this traditional one-to-one training, we have developed a bespoke training programme for new trainees, which is intended to bring you up to speed with the core concepts of intellectual property law, and to provide a degree of group-based practical tuition.

The training programme begins with a two-week intensive training induction introducing the basics of patent law and other intellectual property laws, such as design law and trademark law. The training induction also includes sessions dealing with important practical aspects of the job such as “how to communicate with clients”, “effective marketing”, and “the role of a trainee”.

The training programme continues with weekly sessions devoted to practical training. You will work through different tasks of increasing complexity each week, and your work will be assessed by a partner or qualified attorney. Both group and individual feedback is provided as part of a group discussion. These practical training sessions ensure that all of our new trainees are exposed to the same core practical examples, providing you with the tools to develop your skills together.

In total, seven weeks of your first year at Reddie & Grose will be spent working through our bespoke training programme. After this, you will be supported through a 13-week course leading to the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (currently provided by Queen Mary, University of London) and a European qualifying examination preparation course.

We want you to have access to the best support available, and so encourage you to take advantage of courses, lectures and social activities, provided by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Person Specification

We are looking for problem solvers that are not afraid of getting stuck-in with new technologies they might not have encountered before. Attention to detail is important – the quality of your work comes first, not just the number of hours you have billed in a year.

We are also looking for people with strong communication skills. We want people who can explain complicated concepts simply and directly, people who can engage with our clients and instil them with confidence, and people who are personable as well as technically capable.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Minimum requirements: at least a 2:1 degree or similar in Physics, Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or IT discipline (with specialisms such as Cyber Security, IT and IS, Computer Engineering, Robotics, AI, Quantum Computing, Medical Physics). We also welcome applications from those completing a doctorate, undertaking postgraduate research or working in industry.

Staff Benefits

Reddie & Grose LLP is a friendly place to work. We value a great work/life balance for all. At the same time we enjoy what we do and who we work with day to day. You will get to know everyone through our active social events calendar. Other benefits include:?

  • 26 days’ annual leave plus all bank and public holidays 
  • Remote home working (60% office / 40% working from home for trainees)
  • Discretionary Christmas bonus
  • Private Pension Scheme (with optional salary sacrifice)
  • Group Life Assurance (3 x salary)
  • Family Friendly Policies 
  • Cycle to work scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Benefits Platform
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Private medical scheme
  • Access to cycle store and shower facilities
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Active social calendar 

We’ve signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge. (This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)

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