European Patent Attorney Career Development | Dublin

Are you interested in developing your career as a European Patent Attorney into a more diverse and fulfilling role?

In our Dublin Office, we are currently recruiting a (fully or part qualified) European Patent Attorney with a PhD or equivalent in (micro)biological, biomedical, biomolecular, (bio)chemical, or natural science (or a related technical discipline); with a view to helping you develop a multifaceted and versatile career path as a specialist legal advisor, through working with a leading specialist in intellectual property law.

About us:

Our European Patent Attorneys work at the intersection of technology, commerce, and the law. Our technical expertise ranges from electronics and mechanical systems to medical devices and healthcare – and we represent a range of inventors from SMEs, academic institutions, and international corporations – offering a diverse and intensive work experience. We provide an open-door policy to give access to all professional levels, and we nurture a friendly atmosphere to contribute to a supportive working environment. Previous European Patent Attorneys have not only trained and qualified with us, but have advanced their careers to partner level – thus, we are invested in advancing the careers of our highly-motivated European Patent Attorneys.

About the role:

The role complements the expansion and progression of our Life Science Team to one of the most competent teams in Europe, and is aimed at developing your professional commitments as a European Patent Attorney in all proceedings before the European Patent Office, with particular opportunity to directly manage higher level opposition and appeal proceedings. You will have occasion to work both on your own and in a group, with direct access to case work relating to a broad range of matters. The management of local and international patent portfolios is central to the role, with a healthy combination of directly prosecuted and communicated matters, and the client base ranges from inventors to business directors – providing you with a varied and extensive caseload. The role boasts a competitive compensation package with clear and definitive opportunities to promote and progress your career as a European Patent Attorney.

Your skills:

We are looking for you to provide practical strategic advice through a pragmatic approach to problem solving and an analytical and organisational perspective. There is a call for a candidate with proactive interpersonal skills, the ability to confidently and clearly communicate complex information, and an active approach to business development. A highly motivated and self-starting attitude to working as an individual must also be combined with the ability to interact and develop strong working relationships with colleagues.

Application to the role:

If you are interested in developing your career as a European Patent Attorney into a more diverse and fulfilling role, please send a cover letter outlining your eligibility for this role together with a detailed CV, by email to Jane Rice, HR Officer (