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Patent Litigation Associate

£130000.00 - £150000.00 per annum excellent benefits
City City of London

Managing this Role


Maxwell Duffen

Headhunter - Reading, Oxford, Kent, Sussex
0203 865 2113

This Magic Circle Law Firm is looking for a Patent Litigation Lawyer, 1 years PQE, to work within their market-leading City of London practice.

The Firm

This Magic Circle Law firm has seen staggering growth in their London office. London now offers an extensive range of world class capabilities from their flagship office in the City. The firm strive to provide a level of expertise that is unsurpassed and vital to businesses in today's international marketplace. Their global team is made up of more than 4,000 people and services clients in over 150 countries. This has helped them to remain their strong focus on international work. This is shown in the fact they have advised on more cross-border deals than any other firm since 2010.

The firm is the epitome of a full-service international law firm, their lawyers tailor their advice for particular sectors including private equity, consumer and healthcare, energy and natural resources, insurance, and financial institutions. The firm also focuses on the industrial, infrastructure, and transport sectors, leisure, real estate, and telecoms, media, and technology. This firm's client base is unrivalled including AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, BP, Deloitte, Pearson, and Tesco, and it has advised its oldest client, the Bank of England, for over 250 years.

The firm's core values underpin everything they undertake and it is because of these that they have managed to operate for over 2 centuries and have built one of the most successful practices in the world. These values are embracing challenges, promoting collaboration, and redefining excellence. It is the value of promoting collaboration that really stands out from its competitors, allowing lawyers of all levels to interact and collaborate to achieve a top-tier service, meaning many junior lawyers gain experience beyond their years.

The Role

  • The international patent litigation team takes a practical approach to helping clients defend their businesses and enforce their rights. They help their clients find commercial solutions if possible, but they're ready to litigate whenever and wherever necessary.
  • The team have a wealth of experience in cross-border IP litigation, especially focussing on patents (with a light dusting of trade secrets and a sprinkle of SPCs).
  • They act on some of the most high-profile pharmaceutical and technology cases and have well respected patent litigation teams in the main European jurisdictions.
  • Responsibilities include: Analysing patents to identify validity and infringement arguments; drafting pre-action correspondence; meeting with fact witnesses and experts and preparing witness statements and expert reports; drafting applications and their supporting evidence; and communicating with the Courts and other tribunals, and with foreign counsel


  • You will be a Patent Litigation Solicitor or Barrister, 1 years PQE, with experience dealing with international arbitration matters preferable.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience in business development.

What's on offer?

  • Market-leading salary and excellent benefits with clear and structured progression paths.
  • A flexible and friendly working environment and a supportive team culture
  • Exposure to large, high-profile UK and international tax issues.
  • Extensive business development support and training giving you the chance to develop client relationships from early in your career.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Patent Litigation Lawyer, 1 years PQE, to join a Magic Circle firm with one of the most prestigious practices in the City.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to call for a confidential conversation