Trainee Patent Attorney Biotechnology

Job Location: AUSTRALIA

Spruson & Ferguson is a leading intellectual property firm committed to providing a fully integrated service for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of all forms of intellectual property including patents, trade marks and designs.

Spruson & Ferguson is a subsidiary of the publicly listed company IPH Limited – the first intellectual property firm to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in November, 2014.

An opportunity is available for a recent graduate committed to pursuing a career in the patent attorney profession to join our Chemical/Life Sciences team in Sydney.

We offer continuing professional development including the undertaking of studies in intellectual property to gain registration as a qualified patent attorney; the opportunity to work closely with highly motivated and qualified practitioners; a supportive and friendly working environment; challenging work with a substantial local and overseas client base and strong prospects for career and salary advancement as experience and skills grow.

This is a career role for a self-starter with exceptional skills and experience to progress and work in a friendly and supportive environment. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of several experienced patent attorneys and undertake training in all aspects of the patent attorney practice.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity candidates will have:

  • A PhD in the Life Science field;
  • Strong analytical ability;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to multitask;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Confidence in dealing with clients and inventors; and
  • Drive and enthusiasm.


Candidates undertaking or nearing completion of the requirements towards patent attorney registration are also encouraged to apply.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To progress your professional career with one of Australia’s leading patent and trade mark attorney firms, please forward your CV with a covering letter to recruitment.au@spruson.com.