Patent Attorney (Trainee-5 years)

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Patent Attorney (Trainee-5 years)

** What's YOUR 'X' Factor?** Max your Potential. 1st-Class non-conventional IP firm. Top mentors. Personable+flexible culture. Enviable Future. $80,000-$125,000+Bonus/Equity. MELBOURNE

SEEKING THAT UNIQUE  'X' FACTOR ....for a truly fulfilling career?


As a KEY member of this winning team of intellectual property specialists (led by some of Australia’s most accomplished/award-winning and internationally renowned IP specialists), you will relish the stimulation+ challenge of advising/creating strategies to protect+ enforce the patent rights of your local/international clients.  

Key responsibilities include: drafting/prosecuting applications, portfolio management, opinion/opposition/disputes work and liaising with commercial advisors/lawyers.  


  • Be part of a purpose-driven entrepreneurial 'holistic' IP firm  with an international reputation led by industry leading patent/TM attorneys;
  • Top quality clients+ interesting matters;
  • Attractive additional $$ bonuses+ potential equity;
  • Top mentorship+ inspirational leaders+ ongoing learning;
  • Outstanding 'un-matched' opportunities to FAST TRACK your career success;
  • Learn from/share with+ be inspired by/make friends with passionate CREME-DE-LA-CREME IP professional colleagues;
  • Innovative, 'possibility-thinking', positive and 'think-outside-the square' culture;
  • Real work-life balance+ Flexibility (incl partial remote working);.
  • Refreshing professional yet relaxed 'non-stiff' environment.


We are interested in hearing from you if you:

  • have a minimum of 6 months' [or more] post-qualification experience as a registered Australian/NZ patent attorney [OR trainee patent attorney with minimum 18 months' experience OR are an overseas qualified patent attorney currently nearing qualification in Australia/NZ];
  • have a degree or higher qualification in ENGINEERING [biomedical, electrical, mechanical aeronautical, telecommunications and/or computer engineering] OR SCIENCE [Chemistry, Physics,Medical, Biology] OR IT/COMPUTER SCIENCE;
  • have hands-on experience in prosecuting/drafting mechanical patents [essential] and some opposition experience [desirable];
  • have strong drafting, technical, analytical + communication/people skills + strong commercial acumen;
  • are ambitious+ serious about carving out a LONG-TERM successful career with  a vibrant successful non-traditional firm that is committed to helping you to reach your full potential;
  • are willing+able to relocate to Melbourne long-term.  

Reference: Maria Yun (0403322***)

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