Technical Expert/Patent Agent Trainee – Law Firm – Munich, Germany

The Viering, Jentschura & Partner German firm Viering, Jentschura & Partner is seeking recent physics/engineering graduates with interest in and/or experience in intellectual property law for a position as trainees in our main offices in Munich, Germany.

Candidates with electrical engineering or physics backgrounds are preferred, but candidates with other engineering backgrounds will also be considered. Candidates must possess a degree in physics or engineering (Master's, Doctorate, or equivalent scientific or technical work experience preferred), have strong writing skills in English, and be eligible to be licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In particular, candidates must possess the requisite scientific/technical background to take the USPTO Agent’s Exam.

U.S. citizenship is required, as candidates will need to be able to obtain/keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad. No German language skills are required, but candidates must be prepared to learn enough German to function in society and to meet requirements for a long-term residence visa.

Successful candidates will work in a small U.S. team within the firm's Physics and Electronics department to assist attorneys with preparing and prosecuting our clients’ U.S.-style patent applications and with coordinating their world-wide patent prosecution activities.

Compensation will depend on education/experience. Our German offices strive to provide a pleasant working environment and good work/life balance.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Munich, Germany