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Patent Intern (Engineering/Mechanical) - 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 PhD students or PhD-qualified individuals (e.g. postdoctoral researchers) with a strong scientific 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.

Internship Available:

Biotechnology (including medical and agricultural)

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, start-ups, universities and institutes 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 PhD students and PhD-qualified individuals (e.g. postdoctoral researchers) who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career as a patent attorney.

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

  • Individuals who have commenced or completed a PhD in an area of biotechnology.
  • 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.

Apply now via the Davies Collison Cave website

Closed 4 months ago
Closed 4 months ago
  • Job type:Internships
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    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Closing Date:27th Jul 2021, 1:59 pm


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