Patent Associate or Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations/Hybrid

Michael Best, a large law firm, is seeking a Patent Associate or Agent. This position is hybrid and available for our Chicago, Salt Lake City, Wisconsin, or North Carolina offices.

Knowledge Base & Education:

  • At least 2 years of in-house or law firm patent prosecution experience
  • Experience drafting patent applications is required
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering (B.S.), Chemistry (Ph.D.), Organic Chemistry (Ph.D.), or Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)
  • Admission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Excellent academic credentials


  • Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team


  • Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion

Problem Solving Skills:

  • Ability and confidence to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions
  • Agility to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor


  • Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment


  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

To be considered, please apply online through the following site:

Additional Info
Job Location: Hybrid (Chicago, Salt Lake City, Wisconsin, or North Carolina.)