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CMS named amongst Financial Times Europe’s leading patent law firms

18 June 2020

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that the firm has been named as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms in a report published today by the Financial Times. In addition to appearing in the overall rankings, CMS has also been acknowledged for its expertise in the Biotechnology & Food and Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals sectors.

The Financial Times Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020 report is compiled by the Financial Times in cooperation with Statista. Now in its second year, the report’s results are based on the testimony and recommendations of over 10,000 patent lawyers, R&D experts and clients that have consulted with or commissioned patent law firms. In this report, CMS has been named as one of the most highly regarded patent law firms in Europe.

Sarah Wright, Head of Intellectual Property at CMS UK, comments: “As a market leader in intellectual property law, we are delighted that our patent team has received this well-deserved recognition. The strength of our IP practice is well renowned, and our patent attorneys are all experts in their chosen fields. One of the firm’s great strengths is that we can offer our clients this deep sector expertise whilst still being a “one stop shop” for all their legal requirements across our specialist sectors. CMS is one of the few firms with a truly full-service IP offering in Europe, using our multi-disciplinary team to expertly manage prosecution, litigation and advisory matters.”

Robert Stephen, Head of the CMS patent attorney practice, adds: “The CMS patent practice includes both patent attorneys and patent litigators, and we are focussed on delivering exceptional client outcomes through innovative legal thinking, technical excellence and cost-efficient implementation and processes. Our work is carried out in the context of a sector-focussed law firm, top ranked for both its Life Science and Technology practices, giving our teams immediate access to experts in law and business across these sectors, which further helps us to deliver our clients’ commercial patent objectives.  We are excited to be working in this space and excited to be recognised for our work.”

Internationally, CMS has over 150 IP lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys – with the largest dedicated IP team in the UK. In 2019, CMS was awarded best ‘Best Law Firm in IP, IT & TMT’ at the Trends Legal Awards and the firm’s IP team has also earned multiple top rankings from the legal directories. 

The Financial Times Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020 report is here.