Patent Agent (Life Sciences) – Law Firm – San Francisco, CA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms firm with over 4,000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking to hire a Patent Agent for the IP-Life Sciences Practice Group. This position will reside in our San Francisco, CA office.
The Patent Agent is supervised by the local Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader, but will have daily contact with, and receive guidance from, all of the partners in the practice group for whom this individual provides support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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 local counsel for foreign filings and Office Actions
  • Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
  • Ability to apply advanced concepts in any life sciences field, with particular emphasis and/or expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry
  • Study and analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess patentability, novelty and inventiveness
  • Draft new patent applications
  • Convert prior provisional applications into utility applications
  • Convert foreign filed applications into U.S. applications
  • Convert U.S. applications into foreign applications

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California