Current opportunities

Trainee Patent Attorney | IT & engineering

Our graduate recruitment program is now open!

Mathys & Squire is a market leading intellectual property (IP) law firm, who for over 100 years has been helping our clients protect, commercialise, and enforce their IP rights. Our IT and engineering practice is looking for graduates with strong academics (attained or on course for a 2:1 or equivalent) in areas including but not limited to electronics, computer science, electrical engineering, and physics.

Working as a patent attorney, you will be advising clients from a vast range of technology areas and will be exposed to cutting edge innovation. Our rich and varied client base includes multinationals, SMEs, and startup companies working at the forefront of research and development.

Our graduates should expect to be involved in real work from day one and have access to an enviable training programme, including one to one feedback sessions, alongside more formalised tutorials, and external courses to aid exam preparation. In addition, we have a dedicated team who are there to support your professional development and ensure you have the skills and depth of knowledge to become a successful and respected patent attorney.

We are looking for people with a curious mind, ambition and who are dedicated to delivering high quality results. You should enjoy the art of articulating complex matters in a clear and concise manner, have an eye for detail, and be inquisitive and passionate about technology.

For further information about the application requirements and how to apply, click on the link below.


Trainee Patent Attorney | Biotechnology

Our graduate recruitment program is now open!

Mathys & Squire is a market leading intellectual property (IP) law firm, who for over 100 years has been helping our clients protect, commercialise, and enforce their IP rights. Our IT and engineering practice is looking for graduates with strong academics (attained or on course for a 2:1 or equivalent) in areas including but not limited to biochemistry, life sciences, biotechnology and pharmacology.

Working as a patent attorney, you will be advising clients from a vast range of technology areas and will be exposed to cutting edge innovation. Our rich and varied client base includes multinationals, SMEs, and startup companies working at the forefront of research and development.

Our graduates should expect to be involved in real work from day one and have access to an enviable training programme, including one to one feedback sessions, alongside more formalised tutorials, and external courses to aid exam preparation. In addition, we have a dedicated team who are there to support your professional development and ensure you have the skills and depth of knowledge to become a successful and respected patent attorney.

We are looking for people with a curious mind, ambition and who are dedicated to delivering high quality results. You should enjoy the art of articulating complex matters in a clear and concise manner, have an eye for detail, and be inquisitive and passionate about technology.

For further information about the application requirements and how to apply, click on the link below.


Part qualified Patent Attorney | IT & engineering

We have an excellent opportunity for a part qualified Patent Attorney to join our fast-paced IT & engineering team.  You will join a busy practice with a diverse portfolio of mostly direct clients ranging from international high-tech corporations to SMEs, providing plenty of opportunities for client interaction.  The portfolio is made up of a healthy mix of technical areas, ranging from software – notably in the areas of high-performance computing, fin-tech and even cryptocurrency – to mechanical engineering.  The varied client base means that you will enjoy a mix of work from prosecution and drafting through to contentious matters and litigation.  If you are looking for challenging and interesting work and are dedicated to delivering high quality results within a collaborative and supportive environment, this is the role for you!

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected], or contact Lorraine Doherty on 020 7830 0000 for more information.


Part or fully qualified Patent Attorney | Standards essential patent team

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our specialist standards essential patent (SEP) team. In addition to the more usual work of a patent attorney drafting new patent applications and prosecuting them in Europe, a significant part of the role will involve working collaboratively with our clients to support the prosecution of their SEPs, including provision of bespoke advice, evaluation of standards essentiality, and the preparation of claims charts in respect of the 3GPP telecoms standards.

The role would be well suited to a part or fully qualified patent attorney with an electrical engineering or physics background and who has experience of, or interest in, handling telecoms work. While the role will, primarily, involve work in the telecoms sector, it will also involve the opportunity to draft and prosecute patent applications relating to a more diverse range of technologies. If you think this might be the role for you, please get in touch!

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected], or contact Lorraine Doherty on 020 7830 0000 for more information.