Patent Agent – Small Corporation – New York, N.Y.

NeoStem NeoStemis seeking a Patent Agent to assist with drafting, writing, and prosecuting patent applications; and, strategically developing patent portfolios, and supporting litigators in the development of enforcement and defense strategies. The ideal candidate will NOT have a JD and will have a strong technical background in Biology and MUST have 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience. NO JDs will be CONSIDERED at this time.


  • Prepares and drafts patent applications
  • Conducts prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses
  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 100 patents and patent applications
  • Analyzes patents and scientific papers and documents to assist patent attorneys on patent prosecutions in the US and OUS
  • Works closely with business, project teams, general counsel and product development to identify and articulate opportunities for patent protections
  • Supports Patent attorneys in patentability and analysis
  • Coordinates prosecution activities with various departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a relevant scientific or life sciences discipline required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 2-4 years of experience with patent prosecution; prior firm experience is a plus
  • DOES NOT require a JD degree and NO JDs wll be considered at this time
  • Must have scientific knowledge and experience in cellular biology/biotechnology
  • Must be available to work minimum 15-20 hours per week
  • Registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a plus
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, preferably Word and Excel
  • Must have an excellent track record in building effective relationships with other departments and third parties
  • Ability to comfortably interact and clearly communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to manage multiple activities and make complex decisions
  • Must be organizational savvy and action-oriented
  • Ability to manage critical and ambiguous situations to make effective decisions
  • Ability to maximize business results through continuous improvement
  • Strong technical, written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong influencing, planning, organizing, problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a copy of your resume directly to

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: New York, New York

As a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry, NeoStem is pursuing the preservation and enhancement of human health globally through the development of cell based therapeutics that prevent, treat, cure, or regenerate damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function. Cellular therapy is the process by which new cells are introduced into a tissue to prevent or treat disease, or to regenerate damaged or aged tissue. We believe that cell therapy will play a large role in changing the natural history of diseases as more breakthrough therapies are developed, ultimately lessening the overall burden of disease on patients and their families, as well as the economic burden that these diseases impose upon modern society.