Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior associate with one to three years’ experience to join our Intellectual Property Practice in the Philadelphia office.
With nearly 200 lawyers and other professionals, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service law firm in the world. We provide a range of IP services, including litigation at the district court, International Trade Commission, and appellate levels; patent preparation and prosecution; trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio management; post-grant and other administrative proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); licensing, technology transfer and other transactions; and addressing IP issues in corporate transactions.
Candidates must have patent prosecution experience preferably in the fields of life sciences or food science and will have a background in organic chemistry, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, or biomolecular chemistry. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Although not required, candidates with experience in patent diligence and technology transfer are desirable. Candidates must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A PhD in organic chemistry, bio chemistry, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry or similar is strongly preferred and Pennsylvania Bar membership is preferred.
Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate.
Please note: Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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:
1. Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
2. Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
3. Drafting persuasive responses to patent office rejections.
4. 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 chemistry is required.
• Extensive experience in synthetic organic chemistry is required.
• Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
• Qualified candidates will possess exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Finch & Maloney PLLC, a full-service IP law firm, is currently seeking lateral associates with electrical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and material science degrees for its patent prosecution practice in Manchester, New Hampshire. All positions require excellent writing ability, attention to detail, USPTO registration, state bar, and a minimum of two years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates with pre-law engineering work experience are preferred. Experience in any of semiconductor process and packaging, image processing, and communication systems is a major plus. Remote positions are available for the right candidates.
Manchester is conveniently located about an hour from the White Mountains, ocean beaches, and Boston. The city is home to a vibrant and growing community of professionals and includes a variety of theaters, museums, restaurants, and music venues that one would expect when working and living in a dynamic urban center. Hiking, skiing, and many other outdoor activities are all within easy reach and just a short drive from the city. Additionally, New Hampshire offers a relatively low cost of living with reasonable housing prices and no state income or sales tax.
The firm encourages a healthy work/life balance with a lower than average billing requirement, competitive compensation, and a generous bonus plan and benefits package. Say goodbye to your long commute, and join us to work with experienced attorneys and exciting technology in a client-focused, collegial, and casual work environment.
Contact To apply, please visit this website. Please do attach your resume, and cover letter if you like.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole & Calderon, P.C. (RMSC²), an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with substantial experience drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required. The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.
RMSC² is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis. RMSC² is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC does not reimburse for relocation expenses.
Caldwell Intellectual Property Law is seeking experienced patent attorneys to join our action-packed IP practice. We have positions available in our new (spring 2019) San Francisco, CA office and in our Boston, MA office. Our atmosphere is charged with energy, as we strive to help our clients develop value driven IP portfolios for their exciting, dynamic businesses. We represent some of the most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on quality work and quality down time. We offer excellent salaries, outstanding benefits, and an energizing, professional work environment. We are the law firm version of a startup and we are having a lot of fun. Come help us shake things up!
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree
Biology and Chemistry candidates should have a PhD or equivalent
Registered to practice before the USPTO
2 or more years of patent prosecution experience
A no man/woman left behind attitude
Likes to Win
Thirst for knowledge
A balance of confidence and humility
Ready to help the firm grow
The primary responsibilities are to perform functions related to patent prosecution, patent portfolio management and strategy, and provide assistance with post-grant work. Although not required, portable business is a plus.
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in the Washington or New York office. Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, or pharmacology. Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required.
Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.
PolyOne, a $3+ billon world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more, is seeking an Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property. Under the guidance of the General Counsel and reporting to the Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, this person will provide a full range of intellectual property legal support for portions of PolyOne’s businesses globally. As part of the company’s small in-house IP legal team, this position will play an integral role in building and managing a global IP portfolio aligned with commercial and technical objectives, identifying and advising on IP-related risks and other issues associated with development and sale of new products and other business activities, and promoting awareness of and compliance with IP-related policies and best practices throughout the global organization.
This position will be based at PolyOne’s global headquarters located in Avon Lake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Relocation assistance for this position is negotiable.
Prepares, files, and prosecutes patent and trademark applications in the United States and coordinates with foreign counsel to file and prosecute the same outside the United States
Drafts, negotiates, and advises on IP-related agreements and agreements containing IP provisions, including confidentiality agreements, development agreements, services agreements, license agreements, supply agreements, etc.
Counsels internal clients regarding a full range of IP issues, including patentability, product clearance / freedom-to-practice, protection and use of trade secrets and confidential information, trademark protection and clearance, copyright protection and use, etc.
Conducts patent and trademark searches, analyzes the search results, and effectively communicates relevant advice or information to internal clients
Supports IP-related aspects of M&A activities as assigned
Supports aspects of IP-related litigation, IP-based oppositions, and other disputes as assigned
Develops and delivers IP-related training to internal clients as assigned
Acquires in-depth knowledge of PolyOne’s products and technologies and gains familiarity with relevant products and technologies of PolyOne’s customers, suppliers, and competitors
Works collaboratively with existing IP team, other attorneys and staff within the Legal department, and individuals throughout the global organization from functions including Technology, Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Sourcing, Global Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Finance, etc.
Performs special projects/duties as assigned
To succeed in this position, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily and productively. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to address gaps in experience for an otherwise qualified candidate who is willing to learn. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
In addition to the PolyOne Competencies required for all jobs, the following qualifications are required for this job.
Required Education & Special Qualifications:
Juris Doctor degree from ABA accredited Law School
Bachelor and/or advanced degree(s) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science, or similar fields
Licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio (or another state and qualified for corporate counsel registration in Ohio)
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Required Length & Type of Experience:
5+ years of intellectual property legal experience, including a balance of patent preparation and prosecution for chemical technologies, IP-related agreements and transactions, and IP-related counseling and opinions
Demonstrated knowledge of or familiarity with all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus in and substantial experience with patents, trade secrets, and confidential information; at least some experience with trademarks is preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the Patent Cooperation Treaty and familiarity with patent practice and procedure in Europe (EPO) and China (SIPO)
Experience with polymer technologies is preferred
Experience with a global, publicly-traded organization is preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong legal, business, and technical acumen
Detail-oriented, motivated, confident, and approachable
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interface and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
Excellent business judgment, problem solving, negotiation, follow-through, and time management (including docket management) skills
Excellent analytical skills, including an ability to review technical information and data to identify patentable subject matter
Exceptional document drafting skills (candidate should be prepared upon request to provide a writing sample including at least one published patent application and at least one publicly available office action response that were principally authored by the candidate)
Ability to provide timely and pragmatic legal advice that guides the business to successful outcomes
Ability to quickly learn and comprehend complex technical subject matter
Ability to function autonomously while possessing sufficient judgment to understand when to seek assistance from or provide updates to management and/or stakeholders
Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and operate efficiently and effectively to manage time pressures and meet deadlines
Ability to take on progressively greater responsibilities
Awareness of cultural differences between the United States and other countries; familiarity with a language other than English is a plus
Each position at PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and Strategic Skills as well Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias. Each position ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which help individuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path with the company through our Career Planning process.
This position is global in scope.
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking, listening, and thinking
Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate
Equal Opportunity Employer
We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts, and 401(k).
PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace. PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law. *LI-BS1
Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. is seeking a patent attorney to work in its Minneapolis offices. Undergraduate degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, familiarity with polymers and reactive formulations and a strong interest in the law.
Ideal candidates will be experienced and highly capable at patent drafting and prosecution, and will be familiar with or have worked for large corporate clients. Prior experience with oppositions, U.S. post grant review procedures, coatings or adhesives would be a plus.
A minimum of 4 years patent experience, including USPTO registration
Excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills, enthusiasm and efficiency
Superior knowledge of the law, including familiarity with international matters
Communication skills that will inspire the confidence of our clients
A strong commitment to client service
The ability to work well both independently and with others, and reinforce our collaborative culture
Contact To apply, please email Stacy Locsin, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com. Provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine and Glassdoor .in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens…
In this role, the Senior Patent Agent is integral in the continued development and protection of the global chemical patent portfolio, working under the oversight of the Patent Operations Leader.
If selected for this position, you will be expected to provide high-quality legal support in a timely and effective manner. You will be a pivotal link between the R&D, Business Development, and Legal teams. In addition, you will support the development and implementation of the BASF Global IP Strategy, working collaboratively with counterparts in the US and Germany. You will identify and pursue valuable intellectual property generated in a dynamic research and development environment.
The position requires an individual with initiative, strong legal skills, and extensive experience in patent portfolio development, including preparing patent applications and obtaining patents with limited to no supervision, plus a degree, or equivalent experience, in the chemical arts.
Formula for Success: You Will…
Directly handle the following transactional responsibilities:
Manage a global patent portfolio in line with the Global IP Strategy, including:
Obtain robust patent protection for critical technologies and products with limited to no supervision.
Act as IP project leader for individual research projects, global business units, and operating divisions; identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection; and develop, advocate, and implement patent strategies.
Lead patent portfolio reviews with business units and operating divisions.
Independently draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews and negotiations with the agency, with limited or no supervision.
Directly manage and provide detailed filing and prosecution instructions and drafts to U.S. and foreign patent counsel.
Prepare and manage the patent portfolio budget, aligning with business unit and operating division goals, and proactively seeking cost saving measures without compromising quality or patent scope.
Conduct competitive analysis of patent portfolios with a detailed understanding of BASF products and technical developments.
Provide training on IP issues to R&D and business colleagues.
Provide patentability advice with limited to no supervision, conduct (under direction and supervision of counsel) analyses, including infringement and validity assessments, and perform landscape analyses.
Support patent-related due diligence for commercial transactions, such as collaborations and licensing.
Effectively communicate with IP colleagues, businesses (e.g., IP Managers, management, R&D) in Germany and other global sites at all levels in the organization, regarding patent matters, departmental and overall BASF processes, and to proactively address other concerns.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Arts or a related discipline; advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience on Intellectual Property and/or legal teams.
Registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
In-depth understanding of US patent law, and general knowledge of foreign patent laws, including Europe and Asia.
Self-starter as well as team player, working well with other patent practitioners and support staff.
Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, prioritize demands, and use keen judgment.
Proficiency in working with intellectual asset management software (e.g., Anaqua), the USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS), and PAIR.
Experience in the chemical industry, particularly related to catalysts (e.g. emission catalysts) and related devices.
Background in a corporate environment preferred, including experience working with various functional groups, building strong and enduring relationships.
Experience in intellectual property post-grant procedures and litigation.
Transactional and contract experience, particularly as it relates to protection of intellectual property and due diligence.
Practical laboratory experience in chemistry or a related field.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related fields for the Alexandria office.
Applicants should be registered to practice before the USPTO and preferably have at least two years of patent prosecution and patent drafting experience, or equivalent experience as a USPTO Patent Examiner. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice. Competitive salary and benefits package. Oliff PLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with two to six years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields. Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients. The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.
Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.
Cesari and McKenna, LLP is seeking an experienced attorney with a background in patent prosecution. The position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to develop and grow an existing practice in a boutique environment, among a supportive team. A degree in chemistry is required.
Contact To apply, please email Joan Barry Walsh, CLM, at email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
OKADA PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE P.C. , a leading Japanese intellectual property law firm in Nagoya, Japan, seeks a US patent attorney or agent to fill a position which will be vacant. The position is for two days work per week except national holidays. Salary is negotiable based on experience. The successful candidate will work at our office in Nagoya, Japan.
The duties will include overseeing our foreign prosecutions, providing opinions on matters relating to US patents, providing advice/support on litigation and transactional matters involving US intellectual property issues, updating our Japanese qualified attorneys and staff on current US practice and US legal developments, and providing general advice in connection with copyright/trademark matters and related matters.
Japanese language skills are not required. However, the successful candidate will have (a)-(c) and agree with (d).
(a) A Juris Doctor (JD) with admission to a state bar, and registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
(b) At least 2 years experience either in private practice or in-house as a registered US patent attorney or agent, with significant prosecution experience.
(c) A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (though other engineering or related disciplines may also be considered).
(d) A minimum two-year employment contract (notice clause is provided in the contract).
Seed IP Law Group is looking for an associate or patent agent with a minimum of one year law firm experience including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, client counseling, and preparing opinions. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Organic Chemistry and be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Contact To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Seattle, Washington
H.C. Park & Associates, PLC is searching for a Registered Patent Attorney who has experience in Patent Prosecution Practice (preferably at least 2 years). Chemical Technical background will be preferred, but it's not a requirement.
CPA Global is seeking a Search Trainer who is responsible for content development, delivery of live and recorded training sessions, and achieving training department objectives for contractual and internal quality metrics. Leads training staff and supports quality assurance personnel to align training activities with business needs and deliverables. Provides training support for patent classification, Patent Cooperation Treaty examinations, and commercial searching. Leads and manages library team member.
Develop patent search and patent classification content.
Deliver live and recorded training sessions.
Utilize metrics to ensure alignment of training department functions and customer needs.
Monitor and schedule training workloads in addition to review and analysis of monthly quality reports to provide targeted training to employees in close coordination with the Director of Quality.
Responsible for coordination of training delivery based on quality review metrics.
Monitor quality and deliver targeted training as required by individual or group performance.
Work closely with India-based training team to support training of US and EMEA Commercial Search teams.
Collaborate with corporate management and foreign and domestic training teams to ensure consistent documentation and adherence to operational processes/procedures between delivery centers, including standard operating procedures, quality procedures, and training initiatives.
Continually review processes and procedures to recommend changes and improve efficiencies.
Responsible for training team members to ensure content development is delivered in a consistent and effective manner.
Plan and lead training activities for commercial and government search groups.
Responsible for the leadership, management and mentorship of team members.
Lead and support library team member in management of domain-specific database systems, contracts, IDs, vendor relationships.
Conduct performance reviews of direct reports and manage performance issues effectively including annual reviews.
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an engineering or science discipline and four or more years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year of previous supervisory experience is required.
Advanced written, oral and verbal communication skills
One or more years of Patent search, examination, classification, or patent prosecution experience
Proven ability to teach, lead, mentor, manage and develop team members
Ability to obtain US Government public trust clearance within 30 days of hire
Strong decision-making skills with an ability to effectively prioritize and delegate work
Subject matter expert in patent search and classification
Must be a proactive, team-focused individual contributor and leader
Strong attention to detail
Brand champion who displays role model-level leadership qualities
Acts as a champion of the company and supports senior leadership decisions
Strong knowledge of patent law as well as search databases to support staff and client requests
As a member of the Intellectual Property (IP) team of Sealed Air’s Global Legal Department, the primary purposes for this position are to proactively identify, acquire, and protect IP assets for the company; provide counseling, analysis, and opinions pertaining to IP issues associated with new and existing products; and increase IP awareness and knowledge within the company by engaging and educating company personnel in both formal and informal training sessions.
Draft and prosecute patent applications
Conduct in-depth interviews with inventors to ascertain patentable subject matter
Commission and analyze patent searches of all types, including state-of-the-art, freedom-to-practice, validity, and patentability
Evaluate company and third party IP; provide infringement, validity, and freedom-to-practice assessments; determine, effectively communicate, and build consensus on all necessary actions resulting from such assessments; and lead the implementation thereof
Counsel company personnel on IP matters
Negotiate and draft IP-related agreements, including confidentiality, licensing, and joint development agreements
Provide patent litigation support and coordination with litigation counsel
Participate in the formation of IP strategies and policies
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking an Organic Chemist to join one of our nationwide offices, with a preference for Raleigh. We will also consider Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Salt Lake City, or DC. Experienced Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents are eligible to apply.
***Candidates must have an advanced degree specifically in Organic Chemistry (PhD or Master's Degree), small molecule knowledge, and recent (related) patent prosecution experience.***
At least two years of law firm experience are required. Admission to the Patent Bar may be preferred. No JD required for Patent Agent candidates. Relocation assistance may be available.
The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Life Sciences IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years.
At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, designing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
Read on to find out more about how you can join our team where you will enjoy relevant work, build a successful career and make meaningful contributions to our patient's lives.
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.
4 or more years of post-JD experience as a patent attorney in a law firm or industry.
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.
Office work located at Lilly Corporate Center primarily supporting groups located at Lilly Corporate Center and Lilly Technology Center (Indianapolis), Lilly Biotechnology Center (San Diego), and Lilly New Jersey/New York. Travel is usually not significant (0-5%), but travel could become more significant (5-20%) intermittently for litigation or other acute internal/external requirements.
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.
The objective of this position is to provide prudent, ethical, landscape-aware, and law-informed solutions for issues facing Eli Lilly and Company in its discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule pharmaceutical products.
Draft and prosecute pharmaceutical patent applications in all jurisdictions in accordance with business requirements, patent laws and Lilly policies and procedures.
Monitor, manage and assist in litigation and oppositions in all jurisdictions related to Lilly and third party patent portfolios.
Analyze risks with appropriate consideration of business objectives and the environment, and develop sound tactical approaches to providing solutions that are prudent, ethical, landscape-aware, and law-informed as described above.
Advise teams and 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 manner understandable to a lay person.
Remain well versed in US and global laws, court precedents, and regulations pertinent to pharmaceutical products; apply knowledge appropriately in carrying out responsibilities.
Prioritize and manage projects; contribute to the implementation of new policies and procedures; lead task-directed teams.
Contribute to efficiency, collegiality, and collaboration.
As needed, lead or participate in due diligence, licensing and inter partes matters
At least 3 years of 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 drugs.
At least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to small molecule and, optionally, biological (antibody and/or peptide) pharmaceutical products.
Strong Law School performance as evidenced by grades, accomplishments, and/or awards.
High learning agility, including: creatively solving problems; having ability to deal with complexity; having high curiosity; responding well to constructive feedback; seeking improvement of self and Lilly; accepting or leading change and helping others adapt to change; having the ability to adjust style to audience; and having the ability to make the complex understandable.
Sensitivity to others; composure under stress; ability to quickly learn and adapt.
Ability to organize self, to multi-task effectively, to complete projects with deadlines on time, and to direct others.
Effective as individual contributor, team member, and leader.
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for wireless-related and software-related inventions. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; or Austin, Texas
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 120 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.