London or Munich - Newly Qualified and Part Qualified Patent Attorney
Posted on May 21, 2019
We are looking for a newly qualified and part-qualified European patent attorneys to join our industry-leading team of talented patent attorneys, to handle a growing international client base and workload.
Duties & responsibilities
Our patent attorneys are immersed in the full range of the team's activities including patent prosecution, oppositions and observations, opinion work, portfolio strategy, FTO, transaction support, as well as licensing and litigation, across all areas of technology for some of the worlds largest technology businesses. The team also works closely with our Venture Technology practice, which supports over 1,000 early-stage companies disrupting their sectors.
A strong degree in a science, engineering, technology or a mathematics subject (essential in order to sit the European Qualifying Examinations), plus minimum 1.5 years' experience working as a trainee patent attorney, and ideally the PEB foundation examinations (or exemption) and/or the EQE pre-exam.
Our current work is across all technologies, including artificial intelligence, computer science, space and satellites, through to life sciences and biotech. We are highly supportive, collaborative and flexible in our approach.
Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in computer science to fulfill an urgent need in these areas. However applications from candidates from all scientific and engineering disciplines are welcome to send their cv.
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Highly developed written communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
- Commercial awareness and gravitas
- High degree of self-organisation and ability to prioritise tasks
Excellent English is essential. We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. There is particular interest in Chinese, German, another other mainland European languages.
Department and Firm profile
Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons has a highly-rated global IP and Technology group including more than 800 lawyers and playing an important role in the Firm's overall growth strategy.
Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.
NextTalent brings together the Firm's focus on innovation, fueled by the Firm's industry-leading Nextlaw Labs, with leading research on behavioral science. At NextTalent's core are leadership, team development, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and resilience. Applying these elements will enable every lawyer and professional in the Firm to develop and unlock human potential in the digital era.
Nextlaw Referral Network (NRN) was awarded Global Network of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2019. This is the second year NRN has won an award at The Lawyer European Awards, having won Global Strategic Initiative of the Year in 2018.
The network has grown to cover 200 countries with more than 31,000 lawyers at over 650 firms after starting from a PowerPoint slide in 2016. In a short time, it has unquestionably outperformed, by connecting the needs of companies with the best advice from the best lawyers, no matter the jurisdiction. We are delighted that its efforts are being acknowledged with such prestigious accolades - and look forward to so much more.
Diversity & Inclusion
Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.
We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.
Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact Jo Wilson at or by email
No agencies please
If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email - Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.
Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.