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Senior Associate Patent Attorney - Life Sciences

£70000 - £100000 per annum
London City London

Managing this Role


James Wootton

Senior Recruiter - US and City
0203 865 2113

An opportunity has emerged at a global specialist IP firm with offices in the US, Asia and Europe. The life sciences patent team excels in this space, and due to significant increase in client demand, they require a qualified Associate to join their award-winning team.

The Firm

This firm is hailed for their work within the pharmaceutical sector. They offer immense capabilities in the negotiation and drafting of high-profile worldwide licensing and collaboration agreements and extensive due diligence work. The electronics space is also a key focus for the IP giant. The firm has 10 offices globally and hope to expand into emerging markets in the future. The firm recognise the importance of the commercialisation of patents and how this can offer immense benefits to their clients in addition to filing, opposition and prosecution.

They are a people focused business that understands the importance of individuality in the workplace. The firm promotes shared goals and values and offers flexibility to their employees to ensure that they are working in a productive manner, whilst consistently promoting employee wellbeing.

The level of training is exceptional, and the firm are known for investing in their people. Whether a trainee, part qualified or as an experienced Associate the firm will provide you with everything you need to become a leading practitioner alongside your peers.

In addition, due to their global presence there is also the opportunity to work in any of their international offices as an employee.

The Role

The life sciences team requires a qualified Senior Patent Attorney (3 years PQE) There will be a broad diet of work in the life sciences space, from drafting and prosecution through to oppositions, appeals and litigation. There is also a strong emphasis on strategic counselling to the firm's high-profile international client base. The role is extremely client focused and Associates are actively encouraged to engage in client relationships.

You will be joining a collegiate team made up talented professionals and Attorneys. Every employee in the London office is committed to building and expanding the European practice of one of the world's most high recognised IP law firms.


  • At Mid-Level to Senior Associate level
  • STEM qualification in a life science related subject i.e. Biochemistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • Fully qualified European or UK Patent Attorney
  • Business Development and client facing (Desirable)

If you would like the opportunity to work for the world's leading IP Law firm, then contact the London team.