Trainee Patent Attorney

Electrical/Electronics/ICT Engineering

Halfords IP currently have an opportunity for an Electrical/Electronics/ICT Engineer (or similar) to train as a Patent Attorney.


Qualifications/ Attributes of the Ideal Candidate:

-          Superior academic qualifications, preferably PhD in the relevant discipline of Engineering

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

-          Ability to assimilate and analyse complex information

-          Ability to work both individually and in a Team Environment

-          Client-focused attitude

-          Undertake further tertiary studies to qualify as a Patent Attorney


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, and include a cover letter, a full CV, and an academic transcript, and be sent to