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Davies Collison Cave is the oldest and leading intellectual property firm in Australia. For over 140 years, we have built a foundation based on excellence, innovation and have a relentless drive to protect and defend our clients.

We hire the brightest and the best. Our people have access to rewarding and fulfilling career pathways. Our renowned team comprise highly driven IP experts, proud and hard-working team members, world-class clients and powerful brands.

We foster a professional, collegiate and lively work environment for all its employees.

We offer challenging and rewarding careers in professional and support roles across the three core service areas: Patents; Trade Marks and IP law.

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Current Vacancies


Patent Internship Program

We provide an invaluable opportunity to work within our practice, and learn from the firm’s junior and senior practitioners. You may be required to assist with patent drafting, filing and prosecution to IP portfolio management, patent opposition and /or litigation.

Our diverse range of clients includes leading global companies across many industries and technologies.

You will have the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team, participate in team meetings, and enjoy DCC social events.

Learn more about our Patent Internship Program

IP Law Clerkship

Students participating in our Seasonal Clerk Program are provided an invaluable opportunity to work with and benefit from the direct supervision of partners and senior practitioners. The work ranges from intellectual property litigation matters to alternative dispute resolution, commercialisation and licensing, contract law, administrative law and competition law.

Successful clerks will undertake important personal learning while working with skilled professionals who are responsible for protecting, enforcing, and extracting value from intellectual property assets. The diverse range of clients include leading global companies across diverse industries and technologies.

Learn more about our IP Law Clerkship

Career Enquiries

Davies Collison Cave is constantly seeking to recruit experienced professionals. The benefits of working with Davies Collison Cave extend beyond professional experience. Our reputation is independently verified by local and international surveys and we have consistently been voted Australia’s premier patent and trade mark firm by our industry peers.

At Davies Collison Cave, we offer the opportunity to work alongside highly educated and experienced professionals in the area of intellectual property. We pride ourselves on the talent of our people who deliver innovative and commercially focused solutions.

Due to our large international client base, we value practitioners with international and varied experience.