We are Mewburn Ellis, a top tier European intellectual property specialist working with organisations building the brands and technologies that will define tomorrow, using IP to nurture and protect innovations, ideas and inventions. Growing at a steady pace (over 50% in the last 3 years), we’re now over 300 colleagues across five offices in Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester and Munich.

The role

Our Patent Attorney Associate role working in our Engineering, Electronics and Physics Bristol team has come about due to sustained growth based on our team’s reputation and expertise. As an Attorney you will work closely with a number of Partners, fellow Senior Associates and Associates as well as Trainees and IPSS specialists. You will have access to a large and diverse client base, and we offer the full range of work and clients to which a patent attorney can be exposed with particular focus on drafting along with prosecution, opposition work, freedom to operate and opinion work.

We have a forward-looking, ambitious approach and as an Associate or Senior Associate working for Mewburn Ellis you can expect to develop your full potential as a high level attorney. Your career is important to us and we will invest in you to allow you to grow personally and professionally, always at a pace that suits you.

We operate by providing our clients with the right people for the service required, 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 a wide spectrum of work.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary
  • Eligibility to our performance-based bonus scheme (up to10%)
  • 30 days leave (plus Bank Holidays)
  • A 50/50 blended office and home working approach
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Interest-free season travel ticket loan & cycle to work scheme
  • Discretionary firm-wide bonus
  • Time off and fund matching for charitable endeavours

You’ll be supported to develop your skills as a 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.

Our successful growth story is down to our people. And we take the wellbeing of our people seriously offering a huge suite of initiatives to de-stress, engage and enthuse. We care about wider society too and the communities in which we operate, read about our Forward Community Programme to find out more about how we're giving back.

About you

An enquiring, solution-orientated mind and a high quality focus are a few traits we look for. You’ll have at least two years’ PQE with an electronics, physics or natural sciences background Along with the required knowledge and technical expertise you will possess the ability and experience to work well independently. Being personable, approachable with a willingness to learn will also help! Ideally you’ll also have had some solid client-facing experience.

Your career is important to us and we will invest in you to allow you to grow. If you are excited by the prospect of this role and where a career with Mewburn Ellis could take you, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV to andy.whitlock@mewburn.com.

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.

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