£70,000 - 100,000
Excellent opportunity to join our market-leading IP and Patent litigation team.
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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
We have an exciting new opportunity for an Associate specialising in Patent disputes to join our London team as part of the ongoing growth of our IP practice, particularly within the Tech & Media and Life Sciences sectors.
Our 300 strong full service IP practice is a genuine 'one-stop-shop' providing prosecution, litigation and licencing. The team is staffed with solicitors, barristers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys, all of whom work alongside specialist practice managers and patent and trade mark paralegals.
We act for leading companies in the Technology, Media & Comms, Life Science & Healthcare, Automotive, Consumer Products, Energy and Mechanical Engineering sectors. The work includes UK litigation as well as coordination of multi-jurisdictional litigation globally, with litigation taking place before the General Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, IP Enterprise Court and UKIPO.
It is an exciting time to join the team, with significant growth planned. The role will be working within a team of first class associates and partners Caitlin Heard and Toby Sears.
We're looking for a strong IP litigator who is interested in focusing on patents (however, we would also be interested in those looking for a broader IP litigation spread). The team is rapidly growing so this role would suit someone who is looking to be part of an exciting dynamic team.
The candidate would ideally have gained experience of patent litigation at a well respected firm, in particular in the areas of technology and/or life sciences. Previous studies/qualifications within the fields of electronics, engineering, biology, chemistry or pharmacology would also be an advantage (but not a necessity).
Due to the role being client facing you will need to have confidence, sound judgment, good interpersonal and consultancy skills and a proactive drive to take on responsibility.