Patent Open Days


Mewburn Ellis is committed to training the next generation of patent and trade mark attorneys. As part of this commitment, we hold an annual open day for prospective patent attorneys in each of our four UK offices. Trade mark open days are held less frequently, and typically take place in our London office. Both patent and trade mark open days aim to give prospective attorneys an idea of what the job involves on a day-to-day basis.

During the course of the day there is a series of talks and practical exercises, covering topics such as patent drafting, patent prosecution and managing the workload. The day also offers plenty of opportunity to ask questions about the job, and about Mewburn Ellis.

Dates for the 2017 patent open days are as follows:

  • Cambridge – 24th November
  • Bristol – 5th December
  • London – 8th December
  • Manchester – 15th December

For our autumn 2018 intake, we are looking to recruit patent individuals from all technical areas with a particular interest in those with a background in electrical engineering physics and material science. Places on the open days are limited. If you wish to book a place, please email us at with your name, undergraduate degree subject, brief details of any further study, and your (expected) year of graduation. For further information, see here.