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Experienced Lawyers
21000267 Requisition #

Due to continued growth in our Legal 500 Band 1 ranked patent attorney practice, we have an excellent opportunity for dual qualified patent attorneys to join our hi-tech team in one of our London, Sheffield, Glasgow or Warsaw offices.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

Joining our team within a global law firm represents a unique opportunity in the profession for an attorney to combine a busy patent drafting, filing and prosecution docket with due diligence work supporting corporate transactions, as well as providing litigation support. Working in cutting edge technology areas which require boundary pushing work, the hi-tech team also has a high number of oral proceedings before the EPO.

CMS prides itself on being a future-facing firm, with a culture of questioning how we work so we can constantly improve for our people and our clients. Most importantly, we are a people business, and we have a firm culture of authenticity and inclusivity. Extensive training opportunities, flexible/ part-time working at all levels and varied social/ D&I networks have contributed to building a committed and talented workforce.

We have an excellent record of promoting Associates to Senior Associates and on to Partnership through the CMS Academy program and we welcome all candidates looking for career progression.

About You

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic record in Physics, Computer Science, or Electrical engineering.
In addition, the ideal candidate will:
- have a Masters and/or PhD in a relevant field and industry experience;
- have a minimum of 3yrs PQE as a qualified Patent Attorney;
- be self-motivated in further developing their knowledge of IP law and patent prosecution work;
- be proactive in undertaking a wide range of work, across diverse technical and legal areas;
- have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, with experience working under pressure towards tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy;
- be flexible in their attitude and an effective team player, willing to collaborate and build professional relationships across all levels; and
- have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


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