Cambridge Display Technology
Job title
Patent Attorney, Godmanchester - near Cambridge


CDT is looking to recruit a bright, versatile Patent Attorney with excellent interpersonal skills. Working within CDT’s IP team, you will support our 100 strong interdisciplinary research team, which has world-class expertise in physics, chemistry, engineering, micro-electronics, materials and life-sciences. CDT currently has a portfolio of nearly 400 patent families across a broad range of countries and has recently ramped up its filing activity to keep in-line with its fast-paced innovative R&D.

CDT is the European Research Centre for Sumitomo Chemical, our parent company based in Japan and our team is currently working on a wide range of exciting research topics including: Organic Photodiodes for x-ray and image sensors, Biosensors, Energy Harvesting and High Brightness Fluorescent Tags for biological applications. These projects range from fundamental understanding to optimising materials and devices for market applications. 

CDT also has a strong Platform Innovation group, who are tasked with identifying and carrying out initial feasibility trials. Current projects range from novel refrigeration through to enhancing battery lifetime and ensuring efficient delivery of fragile molecules into plants.

You will hold a degree in a relevant discipline such as Physics or Organic Chemistry and be at least part-qualified as a European Patent Attorney and/or as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney. You must have relevant work experience as a Patent Attorney gained within private practice or industry. The role will require a strong understanding of IP, especially relating to patents, including extensive experience of drafting and prosecution before major patent offices.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their IP skills, working with an inspiring team where you will be joining a forward thinking research organisation where IP truly matters. You will be fully involved with the technical teams in developing project IP strategies that are fully aligned and support business strategies. Each of our research projects is specific and requires fine-tuned IP support. You will be working with highly experienced IP experts, where the IP processes are at the highest level, offering significant learning opportunities. 

CDT offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 27 days holiday, private health and dental care, life assurance and pension scheme. In addition, CDT operates a flexi-time scheme. 

Please apply with full CV to: Human Resources, CDT Ltd, Unit 12, Cardinal Park, Cardinal Way, Godmanchester PE29 2XG. E-mail: Please quote the reference ‘Patent Attorney’ and your name in the subject heading.

A full job description is available on request. CDT is an equal-opportunities employer.

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Position closing date 10 May 2019.

Reference number
Patent Attorney
Posted date
8 April - 10 May 2019
Company Details
Cambridge Display Technology Limited Unit 12 Cardinal Park Cardinal Way Godmanchester Cambridgeshire PE29 2XG United Kingdom
  • UK: East Midlands
  • UK: East of England