Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is a growing San Francisco Bay Area patent law firm with over 25 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. We are seeking lateral patent agents and patent attorneys.
The ideal candidate has an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in a life-science field, such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or immunology, and at least 5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Expertise in bioinformatics, chemistry, or materials science is a plus, but is not required.
The candidate should be comfortable working autonomously and have good client management skills. The firm expects to provide an increasing amount of work to a new life sciences practitioner; therefore, a book of business, while preferred, is not required. Firm life sciences clients include institutional clients that provide a wide variety of work, as well as companies, ranging from start-ups to large companies, working in the areas of nucleic acid sequencing and analysis, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and treatment methods, drug delivery, and engineering of organisms to produce compounds of interest. The firm offers a great platform for the self-starter to develop their practice, as well as a collegial group of patent practitioners who value excellence to learn from and with. Remote, in-office, or hybrid work arrangements are supported.
Apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and transcripts.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Oakland, CA; Menlo Park, CA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA