European Patent Pipeline Program (EPPP)

Gain hands-on experience as life as a patent attorney

Murgitroyd is delighted to be a founding company of the European Patent Pipeline Program (EPPP). 

Based on the Patent Pipeline Progam (PPP), launched by the National Council on Patent Practicum (NCPP) in partnership with Meta in the US, the EPPP was launched in 2023.

What is it?

The EPPP is a unique 10-week internship opportunity for STEM students to gain hands-on experience as life as a patent attorney.

Working closely with private practice patent attorneys and in-house industry patent professionals, this program seeks to widen access to the patent profession by breaking down some common barriers to entering the industry and providing a structured, tailored internship opportunity to bring this fantastic career to a wider audience.

What the internship involves

Throughout the 10-week program, you will be working in both private practice and in-house IP teams, gaining a unique insight of the role and career path of a patent attorney. You will shadow and learn from qualified patent attorneys and take on responsibilities and hands-on work experience of trainee patent attorneys.

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to work within a company’s in-house intellectual property (IP) team to observe the different work and business considerations at some of the most well-known companies in Europe.

Attending training sessions throughout this time, you will be kick-starting your career as a private practice patent attorney.

What happens after the internship?

In addition to gaining invaluable experience and insight into the patent attorney role and kick-starting your career in this industry, you will also have the opportunity to apply for a Trainee Patent Attorney position at Murgitroyd.

How to apply

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2024 program. We will update this page, and our social media channels, when our 2025 internship applications open!

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