A career in intellectual property is a wonderful opportunity to combine technical expertise with knowledge of the law, while developing skills in analytic writing and verbal reasoning. Page White and Farrer advises a wide range of clients from well-known blue chip organisations to lone inventors and start-ups.

Vacancy in Leeds for a qualified patent attorney

This is an opportunity to make your mark as a founding member of our new office in Leeds. What better way to accelerate your career than by helping to shape a new venture?

Page White and Farrer welcomes applications from qualified patent attorneys (CIPA or European) at all levels of experience.  We are looking for self-starting, efficient, focused individuals who wish to help build our practice in the North of England.

To build on our relationships with some of the world’s most innovative companies, we are looking for a qualified patent attorney with an aptitude for business development and the drive to become a key player in the business.

Experience in electronics, physics, telecoms, software, computer science, or mechanical engineering will be advantageous.



Trainee patent attorney vacancy for graduate in artificial intelligence (AI)

Page White and Farrer is one of the leading firms of European patent attorneys, with particular expertise in the technology, electronics and software sectors. With offices in London and Munich, we work with some of the world’s biggest brand names to protect their intellectual property.

We currently have a vacancy for a trainee patent attorney with experience of artificial intelligence, to support our growing client base in this sector. You will have, or be expecting, a good honours degree or PhD in a computer science or engineering discipline which has included modules focussed on aspects of AI / machine learning. Some areas of particular interest are:

  • data mining; 
  • expert systems; 
  • knowledge management; 
  • machine-learning algorithms / models ;
  • speech, language and character recognition;
  • chatbots; and
  • virtual reality.

Trainees at Page White and Farrer benefit from a structured training programme with a choice of Queen Mary University or Bournemouth IP foundation level courses and regular on the job training and personal development support.

Other benefits of working with Page White and Farrer include: cycle scheme; flexi-start arrangements; critical illness cover; annual eye tests; pension scheme.

We have around twenty trainees at various levels who share knowledge and participate in a lively calendar of social, sporting and community activities.

Business development

Our advice can make a material difference to the success of a company, and so our aim is to solve the issues and problems of our clients and add value to their business in a creative way.

There is plenty of opportunity for developing your marketing interests and to build close relationships with business clients.  We encourage all forms of promotion of the firm, including attending conferences and exhibitions.

Working environment

We have a friendly and supportive working atmosphere, exemplified by our dress down policy and our flexible starting hours.  At senior levels, there is an opportunity to work from home.

Our approach is dynamic and progressive, where new ideas are always welcome.  We pride ourselves in the approachable nature of everyone in the firm.

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity

We have an established Diversity and Inclusion Policy which commits us to hiring and progressing employees through the firm only on personal merit by assessing criteria related to the duties and conditions of each particular role.

Page White and Farrer is a member of IP Inclusive which promotes equality, diversity and inclusivity in the intellectual property community. 

To apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Tim Searing:

IP Inclusive

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