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Patent Intern (Engineering/Electrical/Electronics) - Immediate Start

  • Top Tier Patent Attorney Firm
  • 3 Week Internship program
  • International and Domestic Clients

Davies Collison Cave (DCC) is consistently ranked in the top tier of patent attorney firms by national and international bodies. Our practitioners come from a broad range of science and technology backgrounds and have industry experience and technical skills in areas that include:

  • Chemistry and materials
  • Clean energy
  • Engineering
  • Physics and electronics
  • Information technology
  • Life sciences
  • Medical devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Plant innovation

We combine scientific, legal and commercial experience to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients. We are looking for students with a strong scientific or technical background, who can act as an interface between the research and legal communities to ensure that all aspects of our client’s inventions are protected.

Our 2021–2022 internships will be held from November 2021 to February 2022 (excluding the Christmas and New Year period). The duration of each internship will be 3 weeks, with commencement and completion dates based on the availability of successful candidates.

Internships Available:

  • 1 x Elec Eng Syd
  • 1 x Chem/Materials Melb
  • 1 x Chem/Pharmaceutical Melb
  • 1 x Mech Eng Melb
  • 1 x Elec Eng Melb

What will DCC offer me as an intern?

We will provide an invaluable opportunity to work within our practice, and learn from the firm’s junior and senior practitioners. You may be required to assist with patent drafting, filing and prosecution to IP portfolio management, patent opposition and /or litigation.

Our diverse range of clients includes leading global companies across many industries and technologies.

You will have the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team, participate in team meetings, and enjoy DCC social events.

What is the intern criteria checklist?

We are looking for talented undergraduate or post-graduate students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career as a patent attorney.

Key things that we are looking for in an intern include:

  • Postgraduate students or undergraduate students having completed 3 or 4 years of a science or engineering degree.*
  • Well-developed English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical skills and a questioning mind.
  • An appreciation for superior client satisfaction.
  • Personal drive and motivation.
  • A friendly disposition.
  • Team orientation.
  • An excellent academic record.
  • Well-developed time management skills.

Please note that only applicants who have commenced or completed a PhD will be considered for placement with our biotechnology and chemistry groups.

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date and shortlisted candidates will be contacted in due course.

Apply now to be considered for this great opportunity.

Closed 4 months ago
Closed 4 months ago
  • Job type:Internships
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  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Closing Date:25th Jul 2021, 1:59 pm


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