Patent Law Clerk – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Arnold & Porter LLP Arnold & Porter LLPhas an opening for a Patent Law Clerk in the Washington, D.C. office.  The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training.  Ideal candidates will be organized; detail-oriented; and able to follow up on instructions independently.  Responsibilities include: preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents; conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments; supporting business development;  managing large domestic and foreign dockets and other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., and significant graduate level experience.  Training in the fields of plant biology, genetics, microbiology or entomology are preferred though candidates having experience in other biological science fields also will be considered.  Research experience in RNA silencing, genome editing, microbiomes, or quantitative genetics is desirable.  Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials and strong verbal and written communication skills.   The ideal candidate will have passed the Patent Bar.  Law school or prior legal training or enrollment in law school is not required.  Benefits include a competitive salary and a tuition reimbursement program when applicable.  Please include a cover letter,  resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample with your online application.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

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