Trainee Patent Attorney - The Hague

Job Ref: Chem/DenHaag/19

Job Type: Trainee
Locations: The Hague
Sectors: Patents, Chemistry

The Vacancy

Job level: Trainee
Location: The Hague

Why you should consider becoming a Patent Attorney

This is an intellectually demanding, rigorous profession where the work is fascinating, and the profession is highly respected.  The Patent Attorney role requires a unique combination of science, law and language to assist a diverse range of clients in protecting their innovations.  To become a Patent Attorney, you are required to attend and complete the Professional Dutch and European Patent Attorney training course, one day a week over a period of three years.  On the job support will be provided to you each step of the way to help you learn all the necessary law and skills to become a first-class patent attorney.  Once qualified you will enter a small but niche market, future proofing yourself in a financially lucrative profession.

HGF is one of the pre-eminent intellectual property firms in Europe. To help support the on-going growth of our office in Den Haag we are looking for candidates at trainee level who have a degree and completed Masters or PhD in the field of chemistry.

The Patent Attorney Role

Patent Attorneys provide technical solutions and write complex patent documents which legally protect their client’s highly valuable inventions; this requires an in-depth understanding of their technical specialism, and an equally deep knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements which vary according to the country of registration.


Salary Package

Competitive salary, increasing significantly with qualification. Plus bonus and excellent benefits including pension and 25 days holiday.


Candidate Requirements

The person HGF is seeking will possess:

• A Degree and completed Masters or PhD in the field of Chemistry or related fields
• A broad interest in science and technology
• Excellent English written and oral skills;
• A good command of Dutch and French or German;

The successful candidate must be:
• Highly accurate and literate;
• Keen to continuously learn and develop knowledge;
• Socially confident and flexible in attitude and approach;
• Able to enjoy an intellectually demanding and often pressured environment
• A team player

This is an exceptional opportunity to enter this rewarding and interesting profession and to join the highly skilled team of Attorneys in Den Haag. HGF is a progressive firm with an open and non-hierarchical structure where trainees are encouraged to be involved with clients from an early stage and where excellent support is provided for trainees to gain qualification.

For more information on what it’s like to be a Trainee at HGF, visit:   

How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter in English to John Gibbs, Recruitment Specialist at

Job information

  • Company: HGF
  • City: The Hague
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Practice area's: Patents
  • Position: Other
  • Employment type: Full time

About the company

HGF offers the dynamic intellectual property service that every innovative and competitive organisation requires, wherever they are and whenever they need it. Our approach, from the inception of ideas to the enforcement of IP rights is truly collaborative. Our unique and successful client relationships come from our strategic teams that fit around each client’s requirements.

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This job is published on February 7 2019 by .

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