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Patent Attorney - Life Sciences

Glasgow, UK
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Patent Attorney - Life Sciences

Glasgow, UK

Qualified or Finals Level Part-Qualified Patent Attorney – Life Sciences

We are seeking a qualified or finals level part-qualified Patent Attorney with a background in Life Sciences. You will ideally be based in Murgitroyd’s Glasgow office. However, we would be happy to discuss other arrangements.

We offer a collegiate working environment amongst a team of attorneys working with a range of clients including start-up businesses, universities, multi-national corporations and other law practices.

If you would like to be part of the team, please send an application together with a detailed curriculum vitae describing your qualifications, expertise and relevant experience, to the following address:

Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to our careers team

Trainee European Patent Attorney

Helsinki, Finland
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Trainee European Patent Attorney

Helsinki, Finland

Full-time, in-house position in our Helsinki Office

Murgitroyd works with our clients to facilitate and protect innovation and is one of the largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe. We have 13 offices in Europe, and 2 offices in the US, giving us outstanding global reach and the ability to represent our clients wherever they need us, in a wide range of languages. Murgitroyd is one of the few IP firms that have an office in Helsinki handling patents and trademarks, as well as other IP rights, in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organisation, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Our attorneys have exceptional experience in every field. They’ve worked in the public and private sectors, with start-up businesses and university spin-outs, with multi-national corporations and with other law practices. That means we can always provide specialised people who take time to listen to our clients and learn how we can support them and work as part of a team.

If you would like to be part of that team of attorneys, we are currently looking for a trainee European Patent Attorney, preferably in the Mechanical or Mechatronics field.  You must hold a relevant university degree in the Mechanical or Mechatronics field.  The language requirement in order of importance is excellent English (both written and spoken); good Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish; and Finnish.  Knowledge of German and/or French is an advantage.   Your main task will be handling patent attorney work, and other IP work, before various Nordic patent offices, as well as EPO, WIPO, and EUIPO.   Full training provided.

The position will be in our Helsinki Office but you may be required to travel from time to time.

Start date by mutual agreement.

You are invited to send an application in English together with a detailed curriculum vitae describing your qualifications, expertise and relevant experience, to the following address:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to our careers team

Inside Sales Representative

Durham, NC, USA
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Inside Sales Representative

Durham, NC, USA

Job Specification: Inside Sales Representative

Company Description
Founded in 1975, Murgitroyd is recognized as one of the largest European patent and trademark attorney firms with fifteen worldwide offices and an extensive global network. Using our proprietary technology platform (M: IP Portal®), we offer a one-stop global IP solution for in-house counsel. Our attorneys provide strategic advice in maximizing IP portfolio value. We represent some of the most innovative companies and universities in the world, as well as some of the most sophisticated IP users.

European Attorney Services                    
Patent Drafting
Trademark Filing/Search
Oppositions and Appeals
IP Strategy
Litigation Support
Patent Term Extension

Global Support Services
PCT National Phase Filing
EP Validation
Patent Searching (FTO, Invalidity)
Docketing/Paralegal Services
Global Recordals/Assignments
Patent Drawings

Job Description
As an Inside Sales Representative at Murgitroyd you will be responsible for generating new business and managing existing client accounts, selling in the US IP legal services industry.

You will become an expert in Murgitroyd’s newly redesigned proprietary technology platform, M: IP Portal® through presentation of the software. You will work daily with prospects and clients through inbound and outbound calling. You will process incoming leads through M: IP Portal® and handle inbound client inquiries promptly and effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. You will produce and deliver effective outreaches through channels such as phone calls, emailing, social media and events/networking. You will be challenged to learn and understand the sales process while working with one of the most innovative IP firms in the world. Due to the expected extreme growth over the next few years, it’s necessary for the person in this role to have the right attitude, energy and thirst for success!

What you will do

  • Research and target new prospects through email and cold calling ensuring compliance with local and global data protection laws
  • Interact with prospective and existing clients by phone and online via the conference call platform, GoToMeeting
  • Meet monthly goals by increasing sales of Murgitroyd products and/or services
  • Provide existing client support via phone and may conduct field visits, based on client need and manager approval
  • Work with the US BD field team members to ensure monthly goals are met
  • Attend conference events (manage booth planning, staffing and follow up) and other Murgitroyd hosted events upon request
  • Contribute to the management of our CRM database, e.g. Pipedrive
  • Contribute to future event planning and competitive thinking
  • Plan other sales-driven activities such as US-focused webinars
  • Use social media and strategic email marketing to contribute to the sales funnel (with a specific focus Searching, Translations, Renewals, PCT National Phase filings and EP Validations within the US market)
  • Report to Chief Marketing Officer, Jamie LeLiever


  • 4-year college degree
  • 1-3 years of related experience (preferred but not required)
  • Proficiency in a specific area of Marketing/Sales
  • Thrive under moderate supervision and a self-starter
  • Have the ability to travel at least 10% or your working hours

Job Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular, 35 hours per week, non-exempt

Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to our careers team

Why Work with Us?

You’ll enjoy an exceptional range of benefits, tailored to you.

Team Members
We invest in our people and offer excellent growth opportunties
Global offices and travel opportunities
Innovation is our guiding principle
Join our award-winning team
Work with multinational, blue-chip clients and up-and-coming startups

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All career enquiries and messages will be sent to our Director of Human Resources, Mary Quinn.

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Mary Quinn

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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.
Ben Grau
Dr Ben Grau, Senior 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.
Terence Devlin
Terry Devlin, European Patent Attorney

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