Intellectual Property Associate – Law Firm – San Francisco, California

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is seeking an junior or mid-level associate in its San Francisco, California Office. Candidates must have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in the biotechnology/large molecule technology space along with an advanced degree in a life sciences technology area. California bar membership is required; Patent bar membership is strongly preferred.

Further, candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.

With more than 200 lawyers and other professionals, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service law firm in the world.

We provide a range of intellectual property services, including litigation at the district court, US International Trade Commission (ITC), and appellate levels; patent preparation and prosecution; trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio management; post-grant and other administrative proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); licensing, technology transfer and other transactions; and addressing intellectual properties issues in corporate transactions. One of the major focuses of our San Francisco office is patent prosecution for the life sciences industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Additional Info
Job Location: San Francisco, California. Also open in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Orange County, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington, DC to work remotely with attorneys in the San Francisco office.