Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Salem, Va.

Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.  Novozymes Biologicals, seeking an energetic, results-oriented Patent Agent to conduct various aspects of our intellectual property activities. The vast majority of the IP responsibilities are focused on patent preparation and prosecution; however, you will also provide guidance on intellectual property matters to our Industry Strategy Groups. This position affords the opportunity to foster strong collaborative working relationships with R&D staff in Salem and patent counsel in both the U.S. and Denmark.

B.S. in a technical discipline; Microbiology or Molecular Biology desired; M.S. strongly preferred.
Minimum 3 years experience in patent application preparation and prosecution; previous experience within Biotechnology highly desired.
Registered to practice before U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple projects.
Willingness and ability to travel both domestically and internationally (10%).
Ability to work in the US without sponsorship.

Interested applicants should apply by visiting this link:

In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter with salary requirements and two writing samples. Novozymes is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Salem, Virginia

Novozymes is the world leader in bio-innovation.  We create tomorrow’s solutions by applying technology to nature, to the benefit of both our customers’ bottom line and the planet.  Novozymes serves a broad array of industries using enzymes, microorganisms, biopolymers, and biopharmaceutical ingredients.

With over 700 products in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bio-innovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources because they represent superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.