Patent Agent Trainee - High Tech
The Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), a leading, innovative and client-focused law firm in Canada, is seeking a Patent Agent Trainee - High Tech.
We are BLG: Canada's Law Firm. Our culture is one of vigilance and curiosity, Firm-wide collaboration, unfailing mutual respect and dedication. We pride ourselves on having standout talent and delivering an exceptional client experience.
We are a future-minded Firm delivering high-value advice and known for our unwavering commitment to innovation, diversity and inclusion, community involvement and talent development. Learn more about us at www.blg.com.
BLG's Intellectual Property Group is currently recruiting a Patent Agent Trainee with a degree in Electrical, Physics, Computer Engineering or Materials Engineering, or similar high tech discipline, to join its team in the Vancouver office.
BLG is a leading national law firm with a significant and well established Intellectual Property (IP) group and practice. IP is one of the core practice areas at BLG, and our clients enjoy the benefits of specialized IP services provided on an integrated full service platform. Many of our IP Lawyers, Trademark Agents, and Patent Agents are consistently ranked as leading practitioners in international publications, and our national IP group offers expertise in the protection, enforcement, and commercialization of IP. BLG boasts a diverse client base, spanning all industry sectors including some of the most innovative domestic and international companies.
Applicants who have strong client management and teamwork skills are sought to assume significant responsibility in an active and diverse Intellectual Property practice. Under the supervision and mentoring of qualified Patent Agents and Lawyers, the candidate will primarily assist in drafting patent specifications for our clients’ inventions and prosecuting patent applications in Canada and abroad, working with agents in other jurisdictions. Membership in good standing with the British Columbia Bar would be considered an asset. The candidate must also appreciate the importance of providing business-focused advice to clients.
The successful candidate will enjoy a great deal of opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients. This is an ideal position for someone who is a consummate team player, with strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, who takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level. In addition to having a degree in Electrical, Physics, Computer Engineering or Materials Engineering, patent experience would be advantageous.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining our law firm, please forward a cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references in confidence to Lisa Carlson, Manager, Professional Recruiting at LCarlson@blg.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.
BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.