Associate Patent Attorney (Chemistry) – Law Firm – Remote; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Oakland, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Menlo Park, CA

Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP (WAVS IP) is seeking lateral candidates for patent preparation and prosecution in our chemical group. WAVS is particularly interested in experienced practitioners and can provide a high volume of work to a new practitioner.

You will join an incredible team of attorneys, agents, paralegals, and staff that represents a wide range of clients, including start-ups, large companies, and universities. Technical areas include those relating to semiconductor processing, chemistry and materials sciences, polymer chemistry, and advanced materials.

WAVS IP is a growing, San Francisco Bay Area-based patent law firm with over 30 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. WAVS IP provides opportunities for advancement within the firm and informal and formal mentorship. We have a friendly work environment and highly trained support staff.

Our Bay Area offices are in downtown Oakland and Menlo Park. Remote, in-office, and hybrid working arrangements are supported. We offer a compensation structure that generously rewards hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance and a competitive benefits plan. WAVS IP does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally protected characteristic.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Eligible to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or other relevant physical sciences field; or pertinent industry experience
  • At least 2 years of patent attorney or agent experience
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Commitment to patent prosecution

Preferred Requirements:

  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or other relevant physical sciences field
  • At least 6 years of patent attorney or agent experience

Apply via email to:
Patricia Tsai at ptsai@wavsip.com

Please send an email with “Chemistry/Life Sciences Experienced Patent Prosecution Position” in the subject line with the following: Cover letter, resume, transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable), writing samples

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Remote; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Oakland, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Menlo Park, CA