Role of a patent examiner
Patent examiners help companies to innovate and grow by granting high quality, valid patents.
Patent examiners look at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application. They compare the new invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent.
We are seeking people with highly developed analytical and critical skills and the communication skills necessary to express complex technical and legal arguments.
You will also need strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers. We need candidates who are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for their own decisions.
Area of expertise
Patent examiners salaries currently start at £29,061 including a £3,030 recruitment and retention allowance.
Posts in telecommunications receive a further £4,040 allowance, bringing the starting salary to £33,101 for these posts.
We welcome applications from people who have obtained or are expected to achieve at least a 2:2 degree in:
- electrical/electronic engineering
- telecommunications engineering
- computer systems engineering
- mechanical engineering
- computer science
How to apply
Full details of the role and how to apply are available on the Civil Service jobs website.
The closing date for applications is 6 May 2019.
For more information please email