HP’s Patent Development Group is seeking a highly motivated patent attorney to join its legal team. In this role, counsel will support the Patent Development Group's efforts to build and maintain a high-quality patent portfolio that furthers the goals of HP's dynamic business. More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a patent portfolio, personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high-quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success. This opportunity will offer significant promotional and rotational opportunities. The successful candidate will
join the Patent Development Group and personally design a career path based on their goals and interests. Future roles can include rotations to IP Transactions or IP Sales & Licensing groups, senior Patent Development positions, and Director- or VP-level leadership roles.
Managing patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by working directly with HP's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high-quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage
Actively participating in HP's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HP's best inventions are identified and patented
Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HP and to formulate a global filing strategy
Analyzing impact of patents in HP's portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
Collaborating with engineers in invention mining sessions, patent scrubs, and patent education sessions
Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional or rotational opportunities
Participating from time to time as a member of a cross-functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters
Education and Experience Required
A B.S. and/or advanced degree with significant chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, life sciences or similar content
A J.D. degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
Admission to practice before the USPTO
3 to 5 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical, life-sciences, or materials-science arts
Strong academic credentials
Preference for candidates who have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications
Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at effective solutions to their problems
Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast-paced, high-tech environment
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel
Banner Witcoff is seeking a Biotech or Chemistry Patent Attorney with 5 or more years of experience in patent prosecution. Banner Witcoff is open to considering remote candidates. A background in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, or Immunology is preferred. An advanced degree is strongly preferred. Duties include, but are not limited to evaluating patent portfolios, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent portfolio management and counseling.
Admission (or eligibility for admission) to the state bar and admission to practice before the USPTO is required. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcripts (law school, undergraduate, and/or graduate).
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, IL - Washington, DC - Remote
DSM, a large corporation, is seeking an intellectual property business partner to work remotely.
In this role you will develop and execute a holistic IP strategy for one or more businesses/business units of DSM. Collaborating with a diverse set of colleagues your aim is to ensure that the value of DSM’s Intellectual Property (IP) is maximized, and that IP is fully utilized as a tool to achieve DSM’s broader strategic business and innovation goals.
Are you driven to connect IP strongly to innovation and running business? Are you a team player with solution-oriented mindset? Do you want to work close to the business and with a team of IP specialists?
Then this is the job for you!
Your key responsibilities:
Together with the business, create and execute a holistic IP strategy based on deep knowledge of the respective market and competitive business environment; build knowledge of the internal and external IP and business landscape as needed.
Together with (a team of) IP Specialists, build and maintain a valuable, business relevant IP portfolio for the applicable business via strategic generation, acquisition, and protection of DSM’s intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, database rights, etc.
Assist in the strategic exploitation of DSM’s IP to achieve the overall goals of the applicable business.
Identify and advise the business on intellectual property related opportunities and risks, including potential infringement, monetization opportunities, and IP due diligence.
8-10 years previous work experience as an IP attorney, preferably in a DSM relevant field of business
Registration to practice as a patent attorney at the US Patent and Trademark Office or European Patent Office and/or comparable national qualification, or national/regional registration as a trademark attorney
A flexible, agile and solution-oriented mindset
Brilliant collaborative skills
Learning mindset and open for other opinions, combined with ability to take decisions
Duane Morris seeks a biotech patent prosecution, opinion and counseling associate or experienced patent agent/technical specialist (Ph.D.) with 0-5 years of experience for its New York or San Diego office. Candidate must be admitted (or have the ability to become admitted) to practice before the USPTO as a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and/or agent with admission to one or more U.S. federal courts. The successful candidate will have experience practicing before the USPTO that is commensurate with the candidate’s years in practice along with a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school and hold an advanced degree (i.e., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology or microbiology. An appreciation of organic chemistry and bioinformatics is desired. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Nelson Mullins is seeking an intellectual property associate to work in Boston, MA. You have meaningful experience with patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis, opinion work, due diligence projects, and client counseling. You will receive mentoring and training in the practice of intellectual property law. As a Nelson Mullins Associate, you’ll be joining the ranks of over 800 attorneys and a firm culture that will offer you a broad practice platform that is also personal enough to provide individual client attention no matter your office location. Want to know more about Nelson Mullins? Check out our Firm Culture here.
Drawing from more than 3 years’ experience working in IP law, you have meaningful patent prosecution experience with an immunology background preferred though not required. You will work directly with attorneys and patent agents on IP matters for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
You have a PhD (or equivalent) in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or relevant biological science required. You have meaningful prior patent preparation and prosecution experience, preferably two to seven years’ experience. You have excelled academically with strong writing, analytical, and communications skills. You are admitted to the state Bar of a major metropolitan city where Nelson Mullins has an office.
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (HFZ), a boutique law firm located in downtown Chicago, is looking for local patent attorneys with 1-5 years’ experience to join our patent prosecution team. HFZ represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technologies including the automotive, aerospace, electronics, software, Internet, e-commerce, wireless and cloud technology sectors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biomedical instrumentation and consumer goods, process technologies and digital signal processing industries, media and process control technologies, amongst others. This full-time position has a billable hour requirement of 1850 hours with a year-end bonus potential.
Benefits of working with HFZ:
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and strong benefits package
Excellent work/life balance
HFZ works with many Fortune 500 technology companies and three of the top twenty-five patent producing companies in the US
Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and clients
Small Firm environment with an Open-door Policy allowing easy access to senior attorneys and Managing Partners
Non-Equity/Equity Partnership consideration after a total of seven years’ work experience, two years of which must be with HFZ.
1-5 years of patent prosecution experience
Admitted to USPTO
Previous work focused primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and office action responses
Excellent academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering
To apply please submit your resume, transcripts and cover letter to the Patent Associate Attorney Job Opportunity posted on HFZ’s website: https://hfzlaw.com/recruit
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Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. A diverse and inclusive workforce enriches our work experience and enhances the value of our legal services. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, IL
Tango is an oncology biotechnology company focused on exploiting synthetic lethal interactions to discover and develop new breakthrough cancer therapies.
Our discovery efforts begin and end with patients. We have inverted the traditional discovery paradigm with our target discovery platform, where the discovery of novel targets and the associated patient selection strategy are integrated into a single experimental design. Our platform uses cutting-edge CRISPR technologies to identify novel targets for genetically-defined groups of cancer patients. We leverage the principles of synthetic lethality to find novel dependencies in cancer cells and identify the relevant drug targets. As we advance our molecules into the clinic, our trials will enroll the patients most likely to benefit from our new treatments as identified in the target discovery process, thereby enabling greater speed, success, and impact for those patients.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Director of Intellectual Property will help to structure, build and oversee Tango’s intellectual property portfolio through the planning, establishment and implementation of the patent and intellectual property strategy. Specifically, this role will lead all IP initiatives in connection with Tango’s growing pre-clinical pipeline and will manage all facets of IP through the various stages of product development: discovery, pre-clinical, clinical trials, regulatory approval and commercialization, as well as product life cycle management. In addition, the role will include defense of third-party claims and assertion of intellectual property rights against third-parties. This position has functional responsibilities for: preparing, filing, prosecution, maintenance and protection of patents; maintaining and tracking regulatory exclusivities for each product (and pruning the IP portfolio as appropriate); performing Freedom to Operate analysis; handling trademark prosecution counseling and enforcement; overseeing IP litigation; providing support for R&D-related agreements and business development (M&A and licensing/development transactions) and other complicated contractual transactions. This role will work with external counsel in performing these functions. The individual in this role will collaborate with the discovery and development functions such as chemistry, CMC, and other teams at Tango. This position offers a broad range of responsibilities and significant growth opportunities in an exciting and growing company.
Create and execute global IP strategies for all of Tango’s current and future pipeline products
Provide IP counseling to in-house clients within discovery and development functions such as chemistry, CMC, and other functional areas through all phases of drug research, development and commercialization
Identify patentable inventions and advise business partners on proper documentation of all inventions to support patentability
Prepare patent applications (with the assistance of outside counsel) with a primary focus on composition of matter for synthetic lethal therapeutics and precision medicine synthetic therapeutics
Maintain prosecution docket of all U.S. and foreign patent applications, including post-grant practices as they may arise with prosecution.
Implement trade secret best practices in order to protect technology not subject to patent protection
Provide IP counseling to support product lifecycle planning and develop strategies for enhancing exclusivity
Support intellectual property-related transactional and litigation work
Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field and a JD are both required
A master’s degree or Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field is strongly preferred
Patent Attorney admitted to practice before US Patent and Trademark Office with at least 6 combined years of experience that includes working in both a law firm and small molecule pharma/biotechnology company
Experience developing global IP strategy is required, with the objective of supporting the development of a comprehensive commercial strategy to protect product exclusivity rights
Must have direct experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducting or directing Freedom to Operate analyses
Ability to counsel in-house clients on complex IP issues and potential implications to current or future business strategies within the field of synthetic lethal therapeutics and precision medicine synthetic therapeutics is required
Experience with post-grant proceedings (IPRs, reexaminations, and oppositions) is preferred
Experience with ex-US (including Europe and Japan) patent filing and prosecution is preferred
Experience with trademark and trade secret protections is preferred
Licensing and technology transactional experience (including with co-development, co-commercialization and/or distribution agreements) is preferred
Previous involvement with due diligence in connection with licensing, collaboration, development and M&A transactions is preferred
Ability to work independently and within a team environment is important
Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and flexibly in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
Developed sense of judgment, risk management skills and ability to balance legal matters involving multiple stakeholders and various priorities; ability to balance regulatory obligations and reputational risks in an objective, practical way
Ability to concisely, succinctly and clearly communicate complex IP concepts and strategy to stakeholders with limited exposure to IP concepts
MWE is seeking a registered patent agent with a graduate degree in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology or biochemistry, with at least 4 years of experience as a patent practitioner. The ideal candidate is conversant in a spectrum of technical areas across the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries, and is able to handle global patent portfolios for developing and commercialized products. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work as a team member are critical.
We’re open to candidates in any of our US offices.
McNeill Baur has multiple unique opportunities for patent attorneys or agents specializing in the fields of chemistry and biology. We are looking for one or more attorneys or agents with a least 5 years relevant experience in complex patent prosecution and/or patent counseling. Candidates with prior litigation experience are encouraged to apply.
McNeill Baur was founded nearly seven years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a smaller firm environment. Our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in life sciences patent prosecution and counseling, and the firm has been ranked as a recommended firm for patent prosecution for multiple years. Recently, Vault.com awarded McNeill Baur the #1 national spot in hours out of 50 Midsize Law Firms. We were also ranked in the top 25 Best Midsize Firms to Work For across all practice areas nationwide. In addition to our #1 in hours ranking, we were recognized as excelling in Technology and Innovation, Wellness, Diversity, and Quality of Work.
We love what we do! We work with the best and brightest innovative clients at the cutting edge of biotechnology and chemistry. This is a unique opportunity to practice law at a big firm level, while benefiting from the firm's strong commitment to reasonable work hours, family-friendly atmosphere, and respecting employee work-life balance. We are committed to equity and inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, identity, religion, and experience.
You love science and ideally have an advanced biology or chemistry degree, preferably a PhD, from a superior institution.
You have a track record of performing work for innovative life science, biotech, and/or pharmaceutical corporations based in the United States.
You have strong persuasive writing skills, deep knowledge of best practices in patent prosecution (for a prosecution position) and due diligence investigations and opinion writing (for a counseling position), and effectively present work product orally.
You are admitted to practice before the USPTO.
You can support partners in multiple locations and work independently.
We want to hear from you even if you want a part-time position or are an on-ramp candidates who wants to return to the workforce.
Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing representative US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: remote
Perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property in the biomedical and life science arts.
Evaluate and implement strategies for the protection of IP in a manner that maximizes commercial and licensing potential.
Work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection.
Draft patent applications and present applications to US Patent and Trademark Office and copyright registrations to US Copyright Office for the benefit of Purdue.
Prosecute patent applications with respect to all aspects of patent law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue.
Engage and manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters including coordinating, managing and accounting for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.
Work cooperatively with OTC business development managers in the evaluation of intellectual property landscapes.
Assist in due diligence of legal matters relating to any OTC matter.
Represent Purdue and OTC with national organizations, associations and groups related to university commercialization.
Provide the OTC business development team with expertise and advice of IP licensing.
Manage outside counsel of litigation matters.
Represent Purdue and OTC with national organizations, associations and groups related to university commercialization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar in good standing.
Strong working knowledge of intellectual property transactions including licensing required.
Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia required.
Strong diplomatic skills required.
Legal contract comprehension and hands-on patent prosecution experience preferred.
Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines and with managing multiple complex projects.
Occasional travel required.
Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, able to manage/coordinate multiple tasks, and able to work collaboratively and successfully with different sectors, including co-workers, academic scholars, entrepreneurs and industry executives.
Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or other life science related fields.
3-5 years of direct patent drafting and prosecution before the US Patent and Trademark Office in the Life Sciences.
If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process: https://www.applyatprf.com. The application deadline is Monday, September 20, 2021. Include cover letter and resume with your submission.
A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position.
Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.
Additional Info Employer Type: Non-Profit Job Location: West Lafayette, IN
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.
Lilly is seeking an experienced and strategic patent attorney focused on providing solutions-oriented advice and counselling for issues facing Lilly in discovery, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. Individual must be energized by working in a dynamic environment with broad responsibility. This position reports to a Sr. Director – General Patent Counsel in the corresponding therapeutic area, either Diabetes or Biomedicines, and requires close collaboration with other members of the Lilly Legal Patent team and business leadership.
Draft and prosecute pharmaceutical patent applications in all jurisdictions, primarily related to small molecules in accordance with business requirements, patent laws and Lilly policies and procedures.
Proactively analyze risks and develop sound strategic and tactical approaches/solutions with appropriate consideration of business objectives and the environment.
Advise teams and senior management about exclusivity, freedom to operate, due diligence, contract, licensing, and litigation risks in a manner consistent with the law, ethics, and Lilly policies; communicate advice in a clear and concise manner.
Develop, coordinate, support and, optionally, lead inter and ex parte challenges in all jurisdictions related to Lilly and/or third-party portfolios.
Participate and contribute to overall strategy established through departmental guidance forums related to patent procurement or litigation strategies.
Lead with a continuous improvement mindset by remaining well versed in global laws, court precedents, and regulations pertinent to pharmaceutical products; apply knowledge appropriately in carrying out individual responsibilities as well as opportunities within the team and organization.
Prioritize, lead, and manage projects; contribute to the implementation of new policies and procedures; lead task-directed teams.
Contribute to efficiency, collegiality, and collaboration.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a scientific field that together with prior work experience, provides sufficient background for effective communication with scientists and management about scientific aspects of discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule products.
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
Minimum of four years of post-JD experience as a patent attorney in a law firm or industry.
At least 4 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to small molecules, and some experience preparing and prosecuting peptide and biologic (large molecule) patent applications.
Presently admitted to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction and presently licensed to represent clients in patent matters before the USPTO; in good standing in each state and in the USPTO; no discipline issues on record.
Highly motivated and collaborative partner with the ability to work effectively with team members and members of management across all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in working with senior leadership
Experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a scientific position in drug discovery or development, or demonstrated significant experience with and knowledge of drug discovery and development, and/or with patent litigation relating to pharmaceutical products.
Innovative and proactively identifies opportunities and looks for new, creative solutions.
Ability to influence and lead boldly in a dynamic environment.
High learning agility, including: creatively solving problems; having ability to deal with complexity; commitment to expand knowledge and adapt to a changing environment; and having the ability to make the complex understandable.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence others.
Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle confidential information
Office work located at Lilly Corporate Center primarily supporting groups located at Lilly Corporate Center and Lilly Technology Center (Indianapolis) and Lilly Biotechnology Center (San Diego). Travel is usually not significant (0-5%), but travel could become more significant (10-20%) intermittently for internal/external requirements.
Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Duane Morris is seeking an early mid-level (2-5 year) biotech patent prosecution, opinion and counseling associate or experienced patent agent/technical specialist, for its New York City/San Diego office. Candidates must be licensed to practice before the USPTO as well as be a registered U.S. Patent Attorney licensed in New York/California, and admission to one or more U.S. federal courts is advantageous. The successful candidate will have experience in practicing before the USPTO that is commensurate with the candidate’s years in practice. The candidate, in addition to bar admissions and experience in practicing before the USPTO, must have been awarded a Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school, and also hold an advanced degree (i.e., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution, in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology or microbiology. An appreciation of organic chemistry and bioinformatics is advantageous. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has an immediate opening in our Alexandria or Washington, DC office for an associate with 4+ years of experience and a degree in biotechnology. Ph.D. is required. Clerkship is a plus. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, client counseling, researching and drafting litigation documents, post-grant review documents and opinion letters, as well as patent portfolio analysis and some prosecution of biotechnology patent applications. Associate candidates must be admitted in Virginia or Washington, DC, with registration to practice before the USPTO strongly preferred.
Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.
Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and learn to convince the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
Drafting persuasive responses to patent office rejections.
Reviewing issued patents.
To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. In addition, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.
Education and Experience:
Ph.D. degree in biological sciences is required.
At least two years of biotechnology-related patent prosecution experience is preferred.
Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a patent agent or associate with 2+ years of patent prosecution experience to assist in prosecution, IP diligence, IP-transfer commercial transactions, and strategic IP business counseling. A graduate degree in a biological science is required, and a PhD is preferred. Strong academic credentials and excellent references are preferred. Preference for a degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or genetics. Admission to the patent bar is required. A strong entrepreneurial spirit is preferred.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping. Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
This Job Description describes the general content and requirements for the position. It is not an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements of the job; they may change from time to time and are dictated by the needs of the firm and the managers to whom the employee will report. Employment is at will. Ballard Spahr may change the functions and responsibilities of the position at any time, and it may reassign the employee to another department in its sole discretion.
Gurr Brande & Spendlove, PLLC, a small law firm, is seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to work in St. George, Utah. An ideal attorney candidate will have 2-3 years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates will be expected to be self-starters capable of managing patent prosecution as well as helping with an active litigation caseload under supervision of the firm's four partners. Exceptional writing, analytical skills, attention to detail, and professionalism are mandatory characteristics of a qualified candidate for this position. GBS manages a diverse caseload including work in the mechanical, electrical, chemical, and other fields, with a particular expertise in medical and consumer products. GBS also represents clients in IP litigation, including both plaintiff and defense representation in patent, trademark and copyright cases. Therefore, the Ideal candidate will have experience in prosecution and litigation, although the main duties of this candidate will be patent prosecution. Familiarity with Inter Partes Review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is preferred, but not required.
J.D. from an accredited law school (for attorney candidates)
Active licensure with a U.S. State (for attorney candidates
Bachelor degree in science or engineering field or equivalent
USPTO Registered Patent Attorney/Agent
A minimum of 2 years of patent prosecution experience
Dedication to providing the highest quality representation services to clients
Strong problem-solving abilities with an instinct for self-help
Excellent objective and subjective legal writing and research skills
Prompt, clear, and professional communication style
Unparalleled attention to detail
Job Duties Include:
Draft and prosecute U.S. and PCT Patent applications, including drafting, filing, responding to Office Actions, communicating with clients, etc.
Coordinate response to foreign office actions
Opinion and Clearance work
Drafting and preparing litigation documents
Interested Candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “IP Associate Position” and include your Name.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: St. George, Utah
Duane Morris is seeking an early mid-level (2-5 year) biotech patent prosecution, opinion and counseling associate, for its New York City/San Diego office. Candidates must be licensed to practice before the USPTO as well as be a registered US Patent Attorney licensed in New York/California, and admission to one or more US Federal Courts is advantageous. The successful candidate will have experience in practicing before the USPTO that is commensurate with the candidate’s years in practice. The candidate, in addition to bar admissions and experience in practicing before the USPTO, must have been awarded a Juris Doctor from an accredited US Law School, and also hold an advanced degree (i.e., PhD), from an accredited institution, in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, or microbiology, and an appreciation of organic chemistry and bioinformatics is advantageous. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
McKee Voorhees and Sease, a boutique IP firm established in 1924 serving global clients at the intersection of science and law, seeks an experienced IP Attorney to join the firm in the Chemical and Biotechnology practice group.
The candidate must be licensed to practice before the USPTO and have 3+ years' experience prosecuting patents in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry with agricultural or medical applications of biotechnology. The ideal candidate has extensive experience with patent prosecution, including independent drafting specifications and responding to office actions in these art units.
An undergraduate degree or an advanced degree in life sciences or biology is required, with PhD strongly preferred. To apply, please send a current CV to at least two published patent specifications and office action responses for biotechnology applications to email@example.com.
Remote work arrangements are available with no relocation required for a strong candidate.
McKee, Voorhees & Sease, a boutique IP firm established in 1924, specializes in serving clients at the intersection of science and law. Based in the Midwest with a strong work ethic and global reach, the firm serves clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to protect plant, animal, and pharmaceutical innovations. The MVS Chemical and Biotechnology practice group’s specialized training, industry knowledge, and technical experience helps clients all over the world effectively protect their biotechnology inventions.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Des Moines, IA
Aurora Consulting LLC is looking for a patent agent to help with portfolio management, growth initiatives, content development, and business administration.
What you’ll do:
You will help us navigate a very dynamic growth stage by assisting, as needed, in a wide array of disciplines including:
Patent portfolio management. Working closely with each client’s business, legal, technical, and management teams, you will assist with the client’s patent strategy and portfolio development efforts, including identifying and capturing inventive technologies, performing patent searches, preparing applications, and guiding patent prosecution.
Growth initiatives. You will help us continue our growth trajectory via active participation in networking, business development, and speaking engagements (virtual for now). This is compensated time and eligible for profit sharing.
Content development. We’re launching several digital outreach experiments this year, and we may need your help in developing blog, video, and podcast content.
Administrative backend. We’re working toward more automated solutions, but we still have several monthly tasks around reporting and project management that require human touch.
Who you are:
You have an undying love for enabling innovations and supporting inventors with the highest level of quality, high-touch service. Ideally, you’ll also have a good mix of the following:
Registered USPTO Patent agent with a background in bioengineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, software, or related technical discipline. A Master’s degree, Ph.D., and/or J.D. is preferable.
2+ years as an experienced patent strategist who is technically skilled and comfortable drafting and reviewing utility and design patent applications in the fast-paced startup world. You should be able to share a few office action responses and patent numbers or published patent applications that were predominantly drafted by you.
Experience performing patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis.
Experience tracking and maintaining multiple clients’ patent portfolios in different subject matter areas, monitoring portfolios with docketing systems, and providing regular updates to clients.
Ability to review and analyze technically complex documents, including scientific papers, patents, and technical specifications.
Excellent organizational, verbal communication, and writing skills.
Team player with proven ability to work with dynamic and diverse groups of engineers, inventors, and business and strategy teams.
Can self-direct, manage, and motivate. Takes personal ownership and responsibility for driving results and achieving milestones.
Comfortable wearing many hats while prioritizing and managing multiple deadlines.
Possess strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Prior experience working remotely in a distributed environment is helpful. And it would be over-the-top if you also have public speaking and/or business development experience.