Intellectual Property Associate – Law Firm – Albany or Rochester, New York

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti has an immediate opening for a Biotech Intellectual Property Associate to join our Biotechnology practice group in its Rochester, NY, or Albany, NY, office, though a permanently remote position would also be considered for an appropriate candidate.

The position entails preparing and prosecuting patent applications, providing client counseling, managing patent portfolios for clients, conducting due diligence, and providing opinions. Position may also include trademark, copyright, and licensing work, if applicable.


Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and possess excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills. Advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, molecular biology, immunology, or other biotechnology-related field highly desirable. Prior patent prosecution experience also desirable but not required provided candidates have passed or have immediate plans to sit for the U.S. patent bar exam.

Candidates are asked to submit a writing sample, transcripts and resume.

Firm Benefits.  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The Firm's benefits include:

  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

Founded in 1970, the firm is devoted exclusively to intellectual property matters and has been procuring patents for clients throughout its history. The firm focuses on U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright procurement as well as litigation of disputes for clients, which include regional, national, and international Fortune 100 companies. The firm seeks to attract highly qualified candidates interested in engaging in challenging and diversified legal work involving biotechnology-related patents while enjoying the lifestyle benefits of upstate New York. Visit our website at

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Albany or Rochester, New York