Intellectual Property Patent Associate or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Atlanta, Georgia

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is seeking a Patent Associate or Patent Agent with 2-4 years of experience to work with the Intellectual Property practice group in the Atlanta office. We are looking to add a team member with a strong background in patent prosecution.

We cultivate exceptional patent professionals across all levels by providing them with the experiences and resources needed to build successful careers! The individual will join a sophisticated practice that counsels clients in a variety of industries involving chemistry with intellectual property issues. Additionally, the attorney or agent will have extensive interaction with a variety of clients including universities, start-ups, and other companies, to help protect their innovations.

Eversheds Sutherland hires attorneys who will contribute to our culture and reputation for excellence in every respect. Our dedication to unparalleled client service means that we are looking for talented candidates who will grow and thrive with our firm. We recruit individuals with impressive credentials and work experience, focusing on people who reflect some of the firm’s core values of being approachable, self-motivated, collaborative, professional, and creative! We provide our attorneys with:

  • Early and frequent client interaction.
  • Client matters involving sophisticated and often complex life sciences, industrial manufacturing, and energy sectors
  • Significant practical training, informal training, and formal training opportunities.
  • Interesting and forward-looking work.
  • An approachable, supportive, and collaborative culture.
  • Resources and support to build your career and practice.
  • A voice in the firm’s growth and progress through committee involvement, leadership meetings, and associate leadership roles.
  • A commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs. We appreciate the significant role a diverse community plays in our development, perspective, and service to clients.
  • Extensive pro bono and sustainability initiatives.
  • Thorough benefits options and helpful wellness programs.

We are seeking candidates who possess:

  • Two to four years of experience in patent prosecution and USPTO registration.
  • A masters or PhD in organic chemistry, and an ability to understand technologies related to synthetic chemistry and polymer chemistry.
  • Skills and knowledge related to preparing patent applications for submission to the USPTO and responding to office actions from the USPTO and other patent offices.
  • Experience with patent freedom to operate and patent litigation (preferred, although not required)
  • Strong academic records, developed analytical skills, and impressive communication abilities.
  • A detail-oriented approach, the ability to assume immediate responsibility for matters in an active practice, a collaborative outlook, and confidence.

We appreciate that the intellectual curiosity of our attorneys is consistently high, and we seek candidates whose personal qualities, skills, and interests will enhance and enrich the firm.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia