Job title
Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Cambridge

Patent Attorney vacancy – Biotechnology and Life Sciences

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 based in Cambridge.

The workload of our Biotechnology and Life Sciences group in Cambridge has been growing year on year, and this has accelerated in recent months. Our work is highly varied and includes freedom to operate assessments, EPO opposition and appeal, patent drafting and worldwide prosecution for a variety of clients at home and overseas. The technologies we deal with are wide-ranging and include: diagnostic technologies (specifically biomarkers and personalised medicine, especially companion diagnostics), therapeutics including biologics, formulations, analyte detection technologies (including bacterial detection), stem cell technologies, medical devices, antibody therapeutics and vaccines, genetic analysis, genetic engineering and gene silencing.

We are happy to consider flexible-working arrangements including part time and home working.

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.

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


  • 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 life sciences subject area.
  • Excellent communication skills and commercial acumen

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Matthew Spencer to:

Posted date
26 September 2018
Matthew Spencer
Company Details
Boult Wade Tennant 
CPC4 Capital Park 
Cambridge Road 
CB21 5XE
  • UK: East of England