Graduate Engineer

Electrical, Mechanical or similar - to train as a Patent Attorney  

Halfords IP currently have an opportunity for a graduate level Electrical or Mechanical Engineer (or similar) to train as a Patent Attorney.


Halfords IP (HIP) is proudly independently owned firm of Patent Attorneys with an enviable reputation…see  


We are looking for a graduate level Electrical or Mechanical Engineer (or similar) willing to train as a Patent Attorney. 

Qualifications/ Attributes of the Ideal Candidate:

-          Superior academic qualifications, preferably PhD in the relevant discipline of Engineering (final year students will be considered)

-          Excellent command of the English Language, both verbal and written

-           Highly self-motivated wth genuine interest in learning and using new technologies

-          Ability to assimilate and analyse complex information quickly

-          Works well individually and in a team environment

-          Foreign language skills a bonus

-          Engineering or  IP Australia experience advantageous

-          Current entitlement to work in Australia is essential


The Trainee Patent Attorney role:

You would be working under the direct supervision of one or more Partners and be involved in all aspects of a Patent Attorney practice. This includes:

-          liaising with inventors/clients, including Startups, Corporates and Academics

-          drafting patent specifications

-          conducting searches of IP records

-          providing patentability, validity and infringement advice

-          prosecuting patent applications before the Patent Offices


Applications must be submitted in writing to and include:

-         Cover letter;

-         CV outlining all relevant qualifications and experience; and,

-         Academic transcript

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