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About J A Kemp LLP

J A Kemp is one of the largest UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich. J A Kemp’s patent attorneys handle patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The firm has particular expertise in patent oppositions and appeals, especially before the European Patent Office. The firm also conducts intellectual property litigation. J A Kemp has a varied client base ranging from startups, spinouts and SMEs through to some of the largest corporate clients and most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

We are looking for bright graduates suited to an intellectually challenging and rewarding career option that brings together a unique blend of science, law and business skills. Candidates should have an excellent track record of achievement at school and university, with a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a scientific or technical subject, preferably physics, engineering, computer science, materials science, chemistry or biosciences. We are open to applications from candidates holding or studying for a first or higher degree or doctorate.

We normally recruit up to six people each year to be trained as patent attorneys in London, Oxford or Cambridge. All trainee patent attorneys are expected to train and qualify both as a European and as a British Patent Attorney.

We offer a programme of training to take you right through to qualification as a patent attorney (European and UK Chartered). We support you with one to one mentoring, external courses, internal tutorials and on-the-job training. Our reputation for training and our record of first-time examination successes are second to none. We will continue to support your professional development throughout your career with the firm. We offer a sensible work/life balance combined with excellent salary prospects, flexible working and generous benefits. We have a supportive culture, with plenty of social events!

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Organisation's locations: 
London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich
Employer size: 
51 to 250 employees
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