Patent Agent – Law Firm – Philadelphia, Pa.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms with almost 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking a Patent Agent. This position will reside in the Philadelphia office and will be responsible for advising clients on patent procurement for both U.S. and international enterprises, ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.


  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Performing prior art searches and analysis
  • Patentability analysis
  • Engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships
  • Prepare substantive client correspondence
  • Instruct foreign filings and office actions
  • Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
  • Assist in patent diligence matters relating to corporate transactions
  • Communicating with clients and investors


  • A bachelor’s degree (and preferably an advanced degree) in a mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or related discipline with excellent academic credentials
  • Registered patent agent
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in examining or preparing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Excellent writing and research abilities are a must, as well as proficiency in written and verbal communication, and strong organizational skills

Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Please submit a writing sample and transcript with resume via this link: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania