European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Chartered Patent Attorneys and Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys

Current vacancies

Patent Attorney (Biotechnology and Life Sciences) 

Boult Wade Tennant, an award winning, top tier IP firm, is seeking a high-calibre fully or part qualified patent attorney to join our Biotechnology and Life Sciences group based in Cambridge.
The workload of our Biotechnology and Life Sciences group in Cambridge has been growing year on year, and this has accelerated in recent months. Our work is highly varied and includes freedom to operate assessments, EPO opposition and appeal, patent drafting and worldwide prosecution for a variety of clients at home and overseas. The technologies we deal with are wide-ranging and include: diagnostic technologies (specifically biomarkers and personalised medicine, especially companion diagnostics), therapeutics including biologics, formulations, analyte detection technologies (including bacterial detection), stem cell technologies, medical devices, antibody therapeutics and vaccines, genetic analysis, genetic engineering and gene silencing.
We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements including part time and home working.
The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to acquire significant responsibility and to make a real impact in continuing to grow the team.
For qualified candidates we are committed to helping our attorneys to continually develop their professional expertise and practice, including providing internal seminars and supporting attendance at suitable external events. For part qualified candidates, full training and support will be provided towards the qualifications of Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. Training comprises practical experience gained working alongside partners and qualified attorneys on client matters and internal and external seminars, tutorials and courses. Consequently, our attorneys have an enviable pass-rate in all finals examinations.
A competitive salary package with benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

• Relevant experience in the patent profession (in private practice or in-house)
• A minimum of 340 UCAS points (AAB) at A Level
• A minimum of a 2.1 degree in a life sciences subject area.
• Excellent communication skills and commercial acumen
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Matthew Spencer to:


Trainee / part-qualified  patent attorney (High Tech and Electrical)

Boult Wade Tennant is currently recruiting for a trainee /part-qualified patent attorney in our Reading office, which is home to the majority of our High Tech and Electrical Group, including seven partners, seven attorneys and four trainees at present. We are looking for either a graduate/post-graduate in a high-tech discipline, or a part-qualified patent attorney. The successful candidate will be a motivated individual who is keen to join the team and help us to retain our award winning reputation at the forefront of IP. We are flexible regarding the start date.

A patent attorney at Boult Wade Tennant advises on, secures and enforces intellectual property rights for a wide spectrum of individuals, companies and government bodies across the globe. Often dealing with issues that have not reached the public domain, this is a challenging but exciting and rewarding occupation. It is suited to individuals that are meticulous and logical but who are also articulate and enjoy advocacy.

What we offer:

  • A position at a world renowned intellectual property firm
  • A traineeship in the largest High Tech and Electrical Group in the UK
  • A structured training programme comprising practical experience, seminars, tutorials and courses
  • Funding and support with professional qualifications
  • A competitive salary


  • A minimum of 340 UCAS points (AAB) at A Level.
  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree in physics, telecommunications, computer science, mathematics, engineering or a related discipline. Please note those studying for or those that have already achieved a postgraduate qualification in these disciplines will be viewed favourably
  • Excellent communication skills and commercial acumen.

To apply, send a covering letter and CV to: