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Trainee Patent Attorney role in Siena, Italy

Qualified patent attorney and trainee opportunities (vaccines)

With patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency underpinning our activities, we research and develop a broad range of innovative vaccines. In doing so, our mission is to help millions of people across the world to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our Global Patents department plays an integral role in realising our mission by protecting our R&D investment and IP assets. The group provides proactive support to research sites in Europe, the US and Italy, working collaboratively with scientists and senior managers in a change-orientated, entrepreneurial and fast-moving culture.  This means you’ll be involved in everything from filing and prosecuting patent applications, securing exclusivity for our R&D investments, evaluating and mitigating risks to our IP through opposition and litigation, performing due diligence on proposed business transactions, educating clients, negotiating legal agreements with internal and external parties, and proactively helping to confront legal risks facing GSK.  

Our investment in training, development and learning opportunities will empower you to be the best you can be, and we’ll make sure you have a stimulating and wide-ranging role that will enable you to develop your expertise as you create value for us.  We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Patent Attorney role in Wavre, Belgium (Job Ref. WD169827)

You’ll be a recently qualified European patent attorney (ideally with a national qualification) with experience in vaccines or a related field. You must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and fluency in French would be an asset. For the role, as well as having a degree in life sciences or chemistry, you’ll be a team player with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Trainee Patent Attorney role in Siena, Italy (Job Ref. WD178961)

You must have a degree in biochemistry/biology or a related subject (at least a 2:1 or equivalent), with immunology knowledge being an advantage, and some research or industrial experience beingpreferable. We are looking for a team player with strong interpersonal, negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent attention to detail.

We will consider new entrants to the profession and also part-qualified trainees (i.e. 1-3 years relevant experience in a patent trainee role in private practice or industry). Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, and fluency in Italian is also desirable.

To find out more and apply, go to and search for “patent attorney” jobs.

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Posted date
October 2018
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  • Europe