Current Openings

We’re always on the lookout for new talent.
So if you can add something to our team, get in touch.

Trade Mark Paralegal

Any
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Trade Mark Paralegal

Any

Role:

Responsible for the day to day support for a team of busy Trade Mark Attorneys carrying out various tasks such as:

  • Deadline management;
  • Filing applications and related documents with a variety of Trade Mark Offices;
  • Preparing and invoicing clients;
  • Client work instructions and internal processes;
  • Communicating with clients and foreign attorneys.
  • Review considerations from outside counsel.
  • Manage deadlines.
  • Assist with updating and deadline duties.
  • Manage prosecution files and attorney schedules.
  • Process invoices, maintain spreadsheets and generate reports.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • dealing with day to day queries to and from other offices;
  • dealing with electronic correspondence
  • liaising with the UK and European Trade Mark Offices;
  • liaising international agents;
  • assisting our clients.

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person specification:

  • CITMA qualification or work experience level and willingness to undertake qualification or local IPO.
  • be well organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • ability to work on own initiative
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • work to precise deadlines
  • prioritise, take instruction and work under pressure.
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

UK Team - International Filing Assistant

Glasgow
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UK Team - International Filing Assistant

Glasgow

Job Title: UK Team – International Filing Assistant
Reports To: Heads of Foreign Filing Department
Based At: Glasgow
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable (based on experience)

Description:

Exciting entry-level paralegal opportunity in our Glasgow office to be a part of our foreign filing paralegal department.  This role is for someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment and feels comfortable working with clients directly to answer their foreign filing questions and assist them with all of the Paris Convention and PCT National Phase filings from the start of filing through the formalities processing and reporting of the Official Filing Receipts.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Work with foreign filing team members to prepare and deliver excellent customer service and work product with regards to our Clients’ foreign filing patent applications including, monitoring and actioning high volumes of e-mails received by the department, acknowledging and processing incoming instructions received via differing methods, preparing and providing quote/costs estimate for potential new Clients as well as current Clients, following and differentiating between written and designed work instructions and agreements that are often unique to individual Clients, and dealing with Client and foreign associate queries, invoicing, and charge reconciliation.
  • To be responsible for creating new files and processing urgent coming instructions for Clients and instructing and liaising with foreign associates to ensure timely filing of Clients’ international patents including identifying, highlighting and resolving pre and post filing issues with both the Client and the foreign associate and reporting these filings accordingly.
  • Docketing and maintenance of case records and creative content for high volume corporate Clients
  • Working both autonomously and collectively to obtain information and strategize/implement decision making skills needed to ascertain and solve issues concerning Clients and/or foreign associates, prioritization and timely management of deadlines and the issuance of reminders. A keen attention to detail is imperative to cope with the ever-changing national requirements and procedures for filing jurisdictions.

Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:

  •  Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
  •  Proactive self-starter with excellent verbal and communications skills
  •  Experience with PCT National Phase Foreign Filing a plus
  • Ability to be flexible with last minute client instructions, if required
  • Comfortable and personable for interacting directly with Clients
  • Ability to work in high volume processing environment and copes well with tight deadlines
  • High levels of accuracy and keen eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage time to ensure deadlines are maintained
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Trade Mark Secretary

Any
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Trade Mark Secretary

Any

Role:

Responsible for the day to day support for a team of busy Trade Mark Attorneys and Trade Mark Paralegals carrying out various tasks such as:

  • Diary entries;
  • Booking travel;
  • Digital dictation;
  • Arranging meetings;
  • Filing applications and related documents with a variety of Trade Mark Offices;
  • Preparing invoices and correspondence for clients and agents;
  • Reviewing correspondence;
  • Assist with updating and deadline duties;
  • Manage prosecution files and attorney schedules;
  • Maintaining spreadsheets and generating reports.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • dealing with day to day queries to and from colleagues;
  • dealing with a large amount of electronic correspondence
  • liaising with the UK and European Trade Mark Offices;
  • liaising international agents;
  • assisting our clients.

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person specification:

  • have some previous experience of working in a similar secretarial or administrative role. IP experience beneficial although not a requirement;
  • be well organised and have excellent attention to detail;
  • ability to work on own initiative and also be a team player willing to work in an inclusive and collaborative working environment;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • work to precise deadlines and be able to prioritise workload accordingly.
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Renewals Assistant

Glasgow or Leeds
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Renewals Assistant

Glasgow or Leeds

Renewals Assistant – Global Support Services

The Company:

Murgitroyd offers an open and positive culture, blended working system and an excellent benefits package. We rank among the largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with over 125 patent and trade mark professionals and more than 460 staff. We have 20+ offices in Europe, in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, from which we provide local and European representation. We also have direct representation rights in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, two client liaison offices in the United States, an office in China and an office in Managua, Nicaragua.

Culture is fundamental to all we do at Murgitroyd. Our core values are Trust, Unity and Confidence.

The Role:

We are looking for a Renewals Assistant to support colleagues in our Renewals Team. You would be part of a fantastic team based in Glasgow and Leeds with a mix of new colleagues and experienced colleagues to learn from and develop your career.

Murgitroyd’s IP Renewals Team manages the payment of over 23,000 cases due for renewal in any one year. We have a worldwide client base handled by a team who are based in Glasgow and Leeds.

Some of the main tasks and responsibilities could include:

  • Identifying cases to be renewed
  • Monitoring deadlines
  • Calculating costs and investigating requirements, both legal and client specific
  • Corresponding with clients
  • Attending to the renewals
  • Advising and invoice clients
  • Updating our case records
  • Dealing with administrative tasks

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent computer literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Be able to prioritise, take instructions and pay attention to detail
  • Have the ability to deal with repetitive tasks accurately
  • Have a positive attitude to change
  • Show willingness to help others and work as part of a team
  • Proactive approach with a desire to learn

COMPANY BENEFITS

• Altered Start/Finish Time (ASFT)
• Work From Home/Hybrid option as agreed with Line Manager/Director
• Pension scheme – salary sacrifice (immediate)
• Death-in-Service (if a member of the Pension scheme)
• Private healthcare (after two years’ service)
• 25 days per annum holiday entitlement (holiday year runs from Jan-Dec)
• Holiday entitlement can be used in one hour blocks and employees may carry up to five days forward into the following calendar year if the Working Time Directive has been met
• Five days recognised National Public Holidays
• Additional leave entitlement post completion of five years’ service
• Forward looking Performance Review process, allowing the employee a significant input in their own progression, training and development
• Free eye tests
• Annual free flu jabs
• Ride to Work cycle scheme
• Loyalty awards after 10, 20, 25 and 40 years
• Employee Counselling Service and in house Mental Health First Aiders
• Colleague engagement initiatives and events
• Monthly “above and beyond” employee driven awards

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Translation Project Manager

UK
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Translation Project Manager

UK

As one of the most progressive and fast growing international firms of European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, we have extensive experience of working with UK and international organisations from a wide range of industrial sectors (mechanics, electronics, chemistry, biotechnology, etc.). Our 440 global staff are prolific problem-solvers. They work in partnership with our Clients to identify and protect their IP rights.

Murgitroyd is one of very few IP firms with their own in-house Translation Team and currently employ 12 in-house translators and 4 project managers.

Our Translation Team is currently looking for a Translation Project Manager (Full-time, in-house position).

Our translation project managers are mainly involved in managing IP translation projects undertaken by fully vetted freelance translators.

Duties include communicating with our clients, preparing estimates, selecting appropriate freelancers, organising workflows, performing quality checks and invoicing. They may also support our in-house translators undertaking translations and various checks.

Candidates should have a recognised translation qualification and/or have experience in the field of translation and/or as a translation project manager. They should be computer-literate, have excellent communication skills, as well as a keen eye for detail. They should enjoy working as part of a team, be self-motivated and have the ability to work on their own initiative.

Advantageously, candidates will be proficient in and/or have experience dealing with at least 2 of the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian.

  • Start date: asap, ideally 1st August
  • Salary: competitive + benefits
  • Location: This is an in-house role which will require some attendance at one of our UK Offices, ideally our Glasgow Office, on a hybrid basis.

Candidates are invited to send an application as well as a detailed curriculum vitae describing their experience in technical translation/project management, as well as their salary expectations, to the following address:

margaret.hastie@murgitroyd.com

Murgitroyd is committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Paralegal Secretary

Nice, France
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Patent Paralegal Secretary

Nice, France

Location:

Homeworking options available, however, candidates should be within easy commute of our Nice office.

Role:

The successful candidate will provide secretarial support to the Patent Paralegal team and attorneys in our Nice office. Experience of working in IP previously is preferred. Working as part of a growing team, you will work in different specialist areas of IP, so adaptability is key. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to identify and deal with issues as they arise. Being a team player and taking a proactive approach to all tasks is fundamental to the role.

Job Description:

  • You will work closely with the team to provide the following support functions:
  • producing documents including creating, revising and editing letters, emails, assignments, presentations and reports
  • preparing online filings and other documents (EPO, UKIPO, PCT)
  • preparing invoices using our billing system and liaising with our Finance team
  • reviewing incoming correspondence, allocating to the related electronic files, preparing routine correspondence and managing files
  • proofreading documents, correspondence and memoranda that you produce to ensure accuracy and quality control of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • monitoring/maintaining diaries, calendars and record systems
  • following and updating work instructions and internal procedures
  • assisting with the preparation of schedules
  • supporting other office administration staff and fee earners as required
  • providing the highest quality of service to our clients at all times

The above list is not exhaustive.

In addition to these duties, you will be required to perform other tasks from time to time, in accordance with the level of training, skills and abilities of the job holder to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the office. Training will be provided so an understanding of the legal framework of the underlying patent system and of the work, aims and culture of the business can be developed.

The position carries an attractive package of competitive salary (based on experience and/or qualification), 25 days holiday (plus five recognized Bank Holidays), long service awards, life assurance and pension scheme, private healthcare, study support and many other benefits.

Person Specification:

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Accounts Admin Assistant - Finance Team

Glasgow
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Accounts Admin Assistant - Finance Team

Glasgow

Job Description:

You would be part of a dynamic team based in Glasgow with the ability to develop in your role and learn from experienced colleagues.  The purpose of the role is to assist the finance team to add invoices to our computer system.

Some of the main tasks and responsibilities could include:

  • Working with sales and purchase ledger
  • Answering internal queries from colleagues relating to accounting matters
  • Processing invoices
  • Other miscellaneous tasks as required.

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person Specification:

Excellent computer literacy (to handle a large volume of electronic correspondence)

  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Be able to prioritise, take instructions and work under pressure while paying attention to detail
  • Have the ability to deal with repetitive tasks accurately
  • Have a positive attitude to change
  • Show willingness to help others and work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive approach with a desire to learn
  • Solution focused
  • Respectful and adaptive to colleagues and clients requirements
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Attorney - Mechanical & Engineering

Milton Keynes/surrounding area
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Patent Attorney - Mechanical & Engineering

Milton Keynes/surrounding area

This is an exciting opportunity for a 5-year plus, fully qualified Patent Attorney to join our busy and dynamic Mechanical Engineering team, to carry out all aspects of patent work for an interesting and varied, multi-national client portfolio.

Murgitroyd offers an open and positive culture, a blended working environment and an excellent benefits package.  We rank among the largest and most successful firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with over 125 qualified professionals and more than 440 staff.

We aim to encourage and develop the brightest people to be the best. Our teams have the experience, knowledge and expertise to deliver real value to our clients. We’re imaginative, creative and innovative in all that we do – so becoming part of the Murgitroyd team means we’ll invest in you, to help you develop your full potential and achieve the career you want.

If this opportunity is of interest to you or you wish to discuss the role further, please email your details to recruit@murgitroyd.com or apply directly via our website.

Our ideal candidate would preferably be located within commuting distance of Milton Keynes.

Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Murgitroyd have 20 offices across Europe – in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, from which we provide local and European representation. We also have two client liaison offices in the United States and offices in Dalian, China and Managua, Nicaragua. We have direct representation rights in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Attorney - Electronics

UK
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Patent Attorney - Electronics

UK
Newly Qualified or Part Qualified – Any Location
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Murgitroyd now ranks among the largest groups of patent and trade mark professionals in Europe, with over 125 patent and trade mark professionals and more than 440 staff. We are excited to be able to offer a new opportunity in our Software and Electronics team. We are seeking a full-time part qualified or recently qualified patent attorney with 3+ years’ experience to join the team .

The suitable candidate will be reporting primarily to the Director (based in London) who leads the Software arm of the Electronics patent practice – however, the candidate themselves may be based in any of Murgitroyd’s UK offices. Murgitroyd have multiple offices across the UK, and we are set up to share work and collaborate across all locations. We will consider the best candidate for the role, regardless of location. Relocation is not a requirement.

To be considered for the role, candidates will have at least 3 years of patent attorney training and experience, preferably in private practice, and must have worked on cases involving mathematics, software and computer implemented inventions (CII) in their previous role. Experience of drafting patent applications in these areas is essential, as is an awareness of relevant UK and European case law for prosecution applications.

An educational background in Computer Science is sought as the role is primarily to work with our clients in the Blockchain, Fintech and Gaming sectors. Although not essential, experience of handling patent matters relating to Blockchain technologies, cryptography, machine learning and image processing technologies would be advantageous.

The position carries an attractive package of competitive salary (based on experience and/or qualification, within the Murgitroyd salary structure), 25 days holiday (plus five recognized Bank Holidays), long service awards, life assurance and pension scheme, private healthcare, study support and many other benefits.

Proof of the candidate’s ability to live and work in the UK (such as a UK passport or Indefinite Leave to remain proof) will be required.

Please quote ref LON-PA2 on your application. Closing Date: until the position is filled.

If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter, in confidence, to:

Samantha Chambers
Head of HR & Practice Management
Murgitroyd
Arena Point
Merrion Way
Leeds LS2 8PA
E-mail: recruit@murgitroyd.com

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our attorneys work with small, medium and large corporations, universities, research bodies and individuals in obtaining, protecting and exploiting their Intellectual Property, both nationally and internationally. Our clients benefit from local support backed up by the resources and international expertise of a major specialist Intellectual Property firm.

ROLE

The successful candidate will undertake all the normal functions provided by a Patent Attorney (adjusted for experience) and report to our Head of Software patents in the London office. The experience required for this role is set out on page one. Working as part of a team specializing in software, telecommunications electronics, they will require excellent communication skills, be able to identify and deal with issues as they arise and manage their own deadlines and workload. If part-qualified, full training support will be provided through to final qualification. If newly qualified, there will be an element of close supervision until independence can be established.

The candidate will undertake the following key aspects of the role:

  • Prosecution of European patent applications
  • Co-ordinating the processing of related cases in other jurisdictions such as US, JP, CN, KR, IN and ZA among others
  • Participating in invention disclosure meetings and drafting applications soon after
  • Preparing pre-filing reviews and analysis on patentability in the EP/UK
  • Assist in the preparation of opinions regarding validity and infringement
  • Assist in the preparation of European Oppositions

In addition to the above, our attorneys are expected to work closely with our Marketing Team on providing website content, attending networking events and proactively creating their own business development plans. As experience and autonomy increases, they will need to demonstrate the desire to acquire, foster and grow new clients, as well as mentoring other trainees and members of our support team where possible.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

COMPANY BENEFITS (UK)
  • Altered Start/Finish Time (ASFT)
  • Work From Home option as agreed with Line Manager/Director
  • Pension scheme – salary sacrifice (immediate)
  • Death-in-Service (if a member of the Pension scheme)
  • Private healthcare (after two years’ service)
  • 25 days per annum holiday entitlement (holiday year runs from Jan-Dec)
  • Holiday entitlement can be used in one hour blocks and employees may carry up to 5 days forward into the following calendar year if the Working Time Directive has been met
  • Five days recognised National Public Holidays
  • Additional entitlement due to length of service after five years
  • Forward looking Performance Review process, allowing the employee a significant input in their own progression, training and development
  • Free eye tests
  • Annual free flu jabs
  • Ride to Work cycle scheme
  • Loyalty awards after 10, 20, 25 and 40 years
  • Employee Counselling Service /In house Mental Health First Aiders
  • Colleague engagement initiatives and events
  • Monthly “above and beyond” employee led awards
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Paralegal Secretary

Dublin
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Patent Paralegal Secretary

Dublin

Patent Paralegal Secretary required to support our growing Patent Paralegal team

At Murgitroyd, paralegals are directly assigned to our clients rather than our attorneys. This allows our paralegals to understand our client’s needs and work closely with our attorneys to build and care for our clients Intellectual Property and provide an outstanding client relationship experience.

Career development and personal growth are key aspects of our paralegal career structure. Within our paralegal client teams, we actively look to assist our paralegals in involvement in the growth and development of Murgitroyd and in becoming leaders.

Homeworking options are available, however, for this role it is preferable if candidates are within commuting distance of our Dublin office.

What can we offer?

  • An equal, diverse and inclusive environment with a collaborative culture, which allows for development and growth.
  • Flexible working in terms of location and hours.
  • Competitive salary packages across our paralegal career development pathway.
  • Structured learning and development for your career.

25 days annual leave as standard plus five bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, length of service awards, colleague engagement initiatives, colleague above and beyond awards.

Our Values:

  • Trust – we work hard to earn trust and we place trust in others
  • Unity – we work together as one team
  • Confidence – we are innovative and bold in what we do

Further information about the role, benefits offered can be found in the Job Description.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Paralegal

UK
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Patent Paralegal

UK

Patent Paralegal required to join our busy team of Paralegals in Murgitroyd

Candidates should be within commuting distance of one of our UK offices.

Please see link to full Job Description here.

Previous experience of working in Intellectual Property would be preferred but we are open to applications from law graduates looking for a Paralegal role or experienced Paralegals who have or are working towards the CIPA Paralegal qualification.

  • 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, permanent role
  • Some flexibility with hours of work per day.
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Interested candidates should apply via the enquiry form in the careers section of our website.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Team Secretary / Paralegal

Munich
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Team Secretary / Paralegal

Munich

TEAM SECRETARY / PARALEGAL

Munich Office

We are looking for a bilingual German/English Secretary/Paralegal to join our busy and dynamic team in Munich.

The successful candidate will be working in a small friendly team providing general secretarial
support to a team of Patent Attorneys and Paralegals.

Some experience of working in another IP firm or legal environment would be preferred and previous secretarial/paralegal experience is essential.

35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, permanent role
Some flexibility with hours of work per day.
Newly refurbished modern offices.
Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Read the job description >>>

Interested candidates should apply via the enquiry form in the careers section of our website.


TEAM-SEKRETÄR/IN / PARALEGAL

Büro München

Wir suchen eine/n zweisprachige deutsch/englisch Sekretär/in zur Verstärkung unseres dynamischen Teams in München.

Der/die erfolgreiche Kandidat/in wird in einem kleinen, netten Team arbeiten und unsere Patentanwälte und Fachangestellten unterstützen.

Erfahrung in einer anderen IP-Kanzlei oder einem sonstigen juristischen Umfeld wäre von Vorteil wobei Erfahrung im Sekretariats-/Paralegal-Bereich unerlässlich ist.

  • 35 Stunden pro Woche, Mo-Fr,
  • unbefristete Stelle
  • gewisse Flexibilität bei den Arbeitszeiten,
  • neu ausgebautes und modernes Büro.

Das Gehalt hängt von den Fähigkeiten und der Erfahrung ab.

Interessierte Kandidaten sollten sich über das Anfrageformular im Karrierebereich unserer Website bewerben.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

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Hear From Our Team

A career in patents offered me a unique combination of science and law – I like the intellectual challenge. I work with interesting clients and keep in touch with new developments in technology. Murgitroyd is different to other companies. The benefits are excellent and there’s a strong focus on work-life balance.
Terry Devlin, European Patent Attorney
A patent attorney career is stimulating and rewarding, encompassing my interests in technology, design, law and languages. I chose Murgitroyd as I wanted to work in a large, global firm that directly represents multinational clients. The company is very forward thinking, everyone’s friendly and there’s great scope for professional development.
I started at Murgitroyd during the lockdown! It was a really positive experience thanks to everybody's support. At Murgitroyd I found great team spirit, interesting cases and great clients.
Gabrielle Radault, European Patent Attorney
Having spent my university life studying physics and other engineering disciplines, a career related to law seemed unfathomable. However, my career as a trainee has turned out to be both challenging and satisfying. Murgitroyd offers excellent support to their trainees in terms of both training and general work-life balance - especially during the new working from home lifestyle.
Joseph Spencer, Patent Scientist
It was during my penultimate year of University that I decided to pursue a career in IP. I wanted to work for a well-established company which provided opportunities and scope for professional development whilst maintaining a community-like feel. I have found this and more at Murgitroyd. As a recent graduate, any anticipation I had about working for a large, multi-national law firm was quickly quelled and I have been really well supported in my role as a Trainee. A career in patents is certainly not a walk in the park, but the intellectual challenge, varied workload and interesting clients mean that no day is ever dull.
Rosalie Hide, Patent Scientist
I wanted to work for Murgitroyd as I had a keen interest in intellectual property during my time at university and considered it a great opportunity to utilise my law degree outside of the traditional 'solicitor' career path. Despite the fact that there are offices all over the world, Murgitroyd has a real sense of community and togetherness, which is invaluable as a trainee.
Holly Cameron, Trainee Trade Mark Attorney
Murgitroyd provide first class training and support to trainees. I would recommend Murgitroyd to anyone aspiring to become a Patent Attorney. The firm offers a friendly and welcoming environment where team work is encouraged. I am certain this will allow me to realise my full potential following my qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney under the firm’s stewardship.
Aaron Lucas, Patent Attorney
Murgitroyd is a fantastic top-tier IP firm to work for, especially as a part-qualified attorney. The training and support that I've been given have been second to none. Working under several attorneys with different backgrounds, technical knowledge and styles has given me a well-rounded learning experience. I really appreciate the collegiate atmosphere that comes from having a body of other trainee attorneys to study with. Learning in group tutorials means we can pool our knowledge and experiences so that everyone benefits.
Jamie Ingram, Patent Scientist