Newly Qualified and Part Qualified Patent Attorney

London or Munich
23 Jul 2019
29 Aug 2019
Role Classification
Practice Area
Intellectual Property
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

Purpose of role

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.


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.  

Required experience, skills and attributes

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.

Language Capabilities

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.

The firm

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.

Equal opportunities

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 +44 20 7320 6766 or by email

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