Job Title: Trainee Patent Attorney (Engineering)

Location: Leeds, UK

Position Type: Full-Time

About Us:

Bailey Walsh & Co LLP is a UK and European based Intellectual Property firm providing Intellectual Property Services in the UK, Europe and throughout the world. We were established in 1876 and have provided exceptional professional services within the Intellectual Property Sector for nearly 150 years.

We have a highly experienced team of professionals, including fully qualified UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Litigators and Formalities Officers. We also have a network of qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Litigators and Formalities Officers around the world. Over the years, we have built up an excellent reputation for providing direct, practical and professional advice to clients across the UK, Europe and throughout the world.

Job Description:

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious individual to join our team as a Trainee Patent Attorney. This is an exciting opportunity for a new entrant to the profession or a part-qualified attorney to embark on a rewarding career in intellectual property and patent law. As a Trainee Patent Attorney, you will receive comprehensive training and support to achieve both UK and European qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.
  • Draft and file patent applications under the supervision of qualified attorneys.
  • Engage in client meetings to discuss and understand their inventions and innovations.
  • Provide technical and legal support during patent examinations and oppositions.
  • Stay up-to-date with developments in intellectual property law and engineering technologies.


  • A degree in an engineering discipline (e.g., Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or related fields).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • A genuine interest in intellectual property law and a commitment to professional development.

What We Offer:

  • Full training and support to achieve UK and European Patent Attorney qualifications.
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the firm.
  • Exposure to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and industries.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about engineering and interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position to

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.