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  • Number of Employees: >4,500
  • Number of Partners: >1,000
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 14 (5 patent attorney partners)
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 5
  • Location: London
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About CMS

CMS is a future-facing, global law firm with a long established patent attorney practice embedded within a large IP team based on London. We put the interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do across 70+ offices in 40+ countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. With more than 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers, we work in cross-border teams to deliver top quality, practical advice no matter how complex the situation. CMS was named Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious 2018 British Legal Awards.

The CMS Intellectual Property group is one of the largest teams in Europe for patent and trade mark work. We have qualified patent attorneys working alongside IP, litigation, corporate and commercial lawyers. Our IP clients include blue-chip businesses, universities, research institutes, start-ups and spin outs, growth technology companies across all disciplines, law firms, governments and defence institutions.

The firm is recognised for its sector excellence and focus in technology and life sciences. Our legal expertise is matched by real world, commercial understanding of the markets in which our clients operate. As a future-facing firm, CMS embraces technology and is committed to new ideas that challenge conventional ways of doing things, if a better solution for clients can be found. We aim to anticipate and create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, people, and communities.

Opportunities Available

We’re looking for individuals who are excited at the prospect of using their scientific background, but in a legal context. These are rare opportunities, offering broad ranging client exposure and excellent training within the infrastructure of a top tier law firm. We are looking for candidates with an excellent track record and a minimum 2.1 (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics.

Training

You will be provided with ongoing training and development whilst studying for your Certificate in Intellectual Property (IP), and subsequently your UK and/or European Patent exams. You’ll work alongside experienced colleagues and leaders in their field, who will guide you through the fundamental elements of international patent law and how to apply these to your client’s needs.

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