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Fully or part-qualified patent attorney with a background in biotechnology

Department: Biotechnology and Life Sciences
Location: Cambridge

Role overview

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.  The role is based in our Cambridge team, but we promote and support hybrid and flexible working arrangements.

Candidate profile

We are ideally looking for a candidate with pharmaceutical and life sciences experience to support a range of clients across diverse subject areas.  A technical background that includes organic/medicinal chemistry would be valuable. Our work is highly varied and includes freedom to operate and validity assessments, EPO opposition and appeal, patent drafting and worldwide prosecution for a variety of clients.  We pride ourselves on providing pragmatic, contextual, advice and seek a candidate able to demonstrate the relevant communication skills and commercial acumen to seamlessly integrate into our team.

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.


  • 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 relevant subject area.
  • Excellent communication skills and commercial acumen.

A competitive salary package with benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

Apply now

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Matthew Spencer to: recruitment@boult.com.

A European award-winning patent and trade mark firm delivering world-class advice to enhance the commercial value of intellectual property rights globally.