Patent Attorney – Biotechnology

  • Calling all Near Qualified and/ or Qualified Patent Attorneys
  • Exposure to a range of local and international work
  • Melbourne CBD location



About us

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has been at the forefront of intellectual property in Australia since its establishment in 1888. Our highly specialised professionals work with innovative clients to protect their inventions both in Australia and overseas


About the role

Are you looking to put your experience and passion for innovation to work?  Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has the perfect opportunity for an experienced Trainee or Registered Patent Attorney to join one of Australia’s biggest Chemistry Life Sciences patent teams.


Your ambitious nature will see your career develop.  You will be supported with on the job training and exposure to attain business acumen and management skills.  A willingness to take on business development opportunities is essential.  Your client handling skills will ensure your success in this fast paced working environment with a variety of work from a strong client base of both local and international clients.  You will become part of a collaborative and well-resourced team of attorneys located in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.


Strong analytical ability and good communication skills are a must along with exceptional written and verbal capabilities.  Your professional and assertive approach will ensure your success within the firm.


A varied workload will see you responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications, advising clients in relation to patent portfolio management, and opportunities to be involved in oppositions and/or assist with advising on patent litigation.



About you

You will be degree qualified in a Biotechnology related field at Honours level and ideally, will have completed a PhD.  You may have majors in a biotechnology field such as molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and genetics which will be highly regarded.  For a near qualified attorney, full study support is available, all within an environment which offers a true work-life balance.


Apply now to take up this opportunity and start your career with one of Australia’s leading patent and trade mark attorney firms!


How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to


Alternatively, contact Paola Rio, People & Development Manager (03) 96222 108 for a confidential discussion.


Please note applications put forward by agencies will not be considered at this time.