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    About CMS

    CMS is a future-facing, global law firm with a long established patent attorney practice that’s band 1 ranked in Legal 500. 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 1,200 partners and 5,000 lawyers. We have qualified patent attorneys working alongside IP, litigation, corporate and commercial lawyers. Our IP clients include blue-chip businesses, universities, research institutes, growth technology companies, law firms, governments and defence institutions.

    At CMS, we place Diversity & Inclusion at the centre of our culture and at the heart of our organisation. We are ranked by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Gender Equality and we are also ranked by the Social Mobility Foundation as a Top 75 Employer for Social Mobility. CMS is also proud to have been included in Legal Cheek’s 2023 list of Best Law Firms for Working From Home and for Work/life balance.

    Opportunities available

    We’re looking for individuals who are excited at the prospect of using their scientific background 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.


    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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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 8000
    • No. of Partners: 5
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 13
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 8

    Office Locations

    • London, Reading, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America

    Areas of Specialism

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering - Other
    • Life Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physics
    • Technology
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