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The CMS patent attorney practice disrupts the traditional boutique approach to provide a service that meets the needs of modern business practice.  

Using proven, robust and efficient processes to manage portfolios through the patenting process, we pour care and attention into every detail, whether a portfolio’s value comes from its size or from the key nature of one or a small number of cases.

This is a people business, and we invest time in understanding the individuals we work with and their organisations.  Our clients’ patent portfolios are under constant scrutiny and clients’ need to know they are in the very best hands.  Our attorneys have long-held passions for the sectors we work in, with many having PhDs and / or industry experience in their chosen area. Always seeking to do things better, we have a culture of challenging each other and questioning how we work. This leads to constant improvements and the best solutions for each client.

The CMS Patent Attorney practice is also delighted to have been recognised in:

Located as a part of a global law firm, we have immediate access to the broader legal perspective and an improved ability to understand and assess the risks associated with different strategies, further protecting our clients’ portfolios in the long term.

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"Excellent industry and technical knowledge allied to in-depth knowledge of intellectual property law." Tier 1 PATMA: Patent Attorneys.

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23/11/2022
EPO Pres­id­ent de­cides fu­ture format of or­al pro­ceed­ings in op­pos­i­tion
As the pi­lot pro­ject for or­al pro­ceed­ings in op­pos­i­tion by video con­fer­ence (VICO) draws to a close, the EPO Pres­id­ent has care­fully eval­u­ated its con­clu­sions as well as the feed­back from the nu­mer­ous...
04/11/2022
Ar­bit­ra­tion of FRAND dis­putes
UK Court of Ap­peal gives strongest steer yet for set­tling FRAND dis­putes via ar­bit­ra­tion Last week, the Court of Ap­peal handed down its judge­ment in Optis, in which it was asked to opine on the avail­ab­il­ity...
21/10/2022
New MHRA roadmap for Soft­ware and AI as a med­ic­al device
On 17 Oc­to­ber 2022, the MHRA pub­lished a “roadmap” for its Soft­ware and AI as a Med­ic­al Device Change Pro­gramme. The roadmap The Change Pro­gramme was ori­gin­ally pub­lished in 2021, set­ting out a prom­ise...
12/10/2022
MHRA ex­tends European Com­mis­sion De­cision Re­li­ance Pro­ced­ure to 31 Decem­ber...
On 30 Septem­ber 2022, the Medi­cines and Health­care products Reg­u­lat­ory Agency (MHRA) an­nounced that the European Com­mis­sion De­cision Re­li­ance Pro­ced­ure (ECDRP) has been ex­ten­ded by 12 months to 31 Decem­ber...
22/09/2022
AI pat­ent ex­am­in­a­tion guid­lines re­leased by UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice
AI pat­ent ex­am­in­a­tion guidelines have now been re­leased by the UK In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice and provide ex­tremely use­ful guid­ance for pat­ent stake­hold­ers. The ex­am­in­a­tion guidelines are avail­able at...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
08/08/2022
Gov­ern­ment con­sulta­tion out­come re­veals di­vide in views on Stand­ard Es­sen­tial...
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (IPO) has pub­lished its con­sulta­tion out­come on Stand­ard Es­sen­tial Pat­ents (SEPs) and In­nov­a­tion. The gov­ern­ment, be­liev­ing that SEPs and as­so­ci­ated stand­ards are of grow­ing...
14/07/2022
EPO re­fuses pat­ent ap­plic­a­tion with ma­chine in­vent­or
The EPO Board of Ap­peal have pub­lished their writ­ten de­cision in case J 8/20 in re­la­tion to the AI ma­chine DABUS, find­ing that a ma­chine can­not be an in­vent­or for the pur­poses of ap­ply­ing for pat­ents...
14/06/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law - Part 6 – ‘En­force­ment’
As ac­know­ledged by the UKIPO in its Call for Views, the UK has one of the most ro­bust and ef­fect­ive in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty re­gimes in the world. However, the UKIPO ap­pre­ci­ates that the cost of en­for­cing...
07/06/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law - Part 5 – ‘Fu­ture tech­no­lo­gies and com­puter-gen­er­ated...
The UKIPO re­cog­nises that de­vel­op­ments in tech­no­logy act as cata­lysts for in­nov­a­tion in the designs sec­tor. In its Call for Views, the UKIPO iden­ti­fied in par­tic­u­lar the im­pact of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence...
31/05/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law - Part 4 – ‘First mak­ing avail­able’ and sim­ul­tan­eous...
Pri­or to Brexit, the abil­ity to ob­tain auto­mat­ic design pro­tec­tion across all 28 EU Mem­ber States shaped the busi­ness mod­els and product launch strategies of many Brit­ish de­sign­ers. One of the most sig­ni­fic­ant...
24/05/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law: Part 3 – ‘Over­lap between copy­right and designs’
The UKIPO re­cog­nises that there is a lack of clar­ity on the ex­tent of over­lap between copy­right and design law, and how they should co-ex­ist. In par­tic­u­lar, the Call for Views notes the un­cer­tainty as...