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Graduate Trainee Patent Attorney – Physics/Electronics

Location: York / Newcastle

Disciplines Recruited From: Physics/Electronic or Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

Start Date: Late 2024

We are looking for a trainee patent attorney to join our York or Newcastle office in the electronics and telecoms team.

As a trainee patent attorney at Secerna you can expect to work closely with the Partners and Senior Attorneys at the firm on a broad range of matters including original patent drafting and prosecution. In addition, you will gain invaluable experience assisting on the contentious and advisory work the firm has a reputation for.

Candidates must possess a strong academic background (first or upper second-class honours) in Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science, with a keen interest in relevant technologies like semiconductor devices, circuitry, mobile telecoms, and emerging areas like software/AI and quantum computing.

Excellent written and oral communication, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are also essential.

The position is ideally suited to a recent graduate or post-graduate and for a start in Autumn/Winter 2024


To apply for the role, email with your CV and Cover letter.