Innovation across the fields of engineering and physics is changing how we live our lives in new and exciting ways. At Mewburn Ellis we are the forefront of this change and we use intellectual property to nurture and protect innovations, ideas and inventions.

Engineering, Physics, and Electronics Technologies are particularly fast-moving and dynamic growth areas for us, growing quickly due to our team’s reputation and expertise. Areas such as: future mobility; automotive; optics; photonics and bioinformatics spanning a range of clients from individual inventors and start-ups to well-known global brands.

Find out more about our diverse engineering practice, the work we do and what our clients say.

The role

As the forward-looking firm our roles are fast-paced, varied and challenging, but always rewarding. Your career is important to us and we will invest in you to allow you to grow personally and professionally.

You will have access to a large and diverse client base, offering the full range of work and clients to which a patent attorney can be exposed.  We operate by providing our clients with the right people for the service they need, often working collaboratively in teams to ensure that there is a range of experience and expertise available to deliver fully on our clients’ needs and expectations.  As such, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop and gain experience across the full spectrum of work that our firm offers. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • A friendly, inclusive and team-based working culture
  • A generous remuneration and benefits package
  • Excellent training and development
  • Diverse range of clients and varied work
  • A flexible approach to working hours

You’ll be supported to develop your skills as Patent Attorney through development reviews, internal and external tutorials and regular input from experienced partners. And because we are merit-based joining us means your career progression is in your own hands.

We are a leading, top tier European intellectual property law firm committed to the wellbeing of our people with run clubs, free monthly yoga sessions, bake offs, sporting and social events and charity initiatives.

Read about out Forward Community Programme to find out more on how we're giving back to the community.

About you

An enquiring, solution-orientated mind, technical expertise and a high quality focus are a few traits we look for. You’ll have at least two years’ experience working in the IP profession, a strong academic background in Engineering or Physics having passed either the Foundation exams or PG Certificate in IP Law.  You will also be personable, approachable and willing to learn. Ideally you’ll have had some solid Client-facing experience and the ability to handle client drafting, prosecution and advice. An interest in or experience of opposition work would be advantageous.  If you’re ambitious, committed and forward-looking and can work in any of our four offices, London, Cambridge, Bristol or Manchester please send your CV through to recruitment@mewburn.com stating where you heard about us. 

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Our Offices

London

t: +44 (0)20 7776 5300

Bristol

t: +44 (0)117 945 1234

Cambridge

t: +44 (0)1223 420383

Manchester

t: +44 (0)161 247 7722

Munich

t: +49 (0)89 244 459800