Due to continued growth in our Band 1 ranked patent attorney practice, we have an excellent opportunity for a qualified patent attorney to join our Life Sciences team in London. 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 our Band 1 Life Sciences team, you will be doing challenging work across the sector, with an excellent client base that includes global pharma and biotechs as well as numerous SMEs and start-ups. We have a significant opposition practice before the EPO.
You will work alongside all our 3 leading Life Sciences partners in our Band 1 ranked Patent Attorney team. The role offers the opportunity to grow and shape the practice. About You
We are looking for candidates with a scientific background in chemistry, biology and/or biochemistry. Ideally, you will also have dual European Patent and UK qualifications and have worked in some of the following areas: biochemistry, cell biology, cell and gene therapy, antibodies, diagnostics, nucleic acid and peptide inventions.In addition, the ideal candidate will:- have a Masters and/or PhD in a relevant field and industry experience
- 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.
Due to increased work in technologies in the cross-over between biotech and hi-tech, we would also be highly interested in candidates having experience or an interest in this area. 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.
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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
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