TherapeuticsMD is seeking an intellectual property attorney. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the IP Counsel will primarily provide patent drafting and prosecution support to the Company, including planning and execution of life cycle management technologies.
This position is located at the Boca Raton, Florida company headquarters. There will be opportunity to work on diverse legal matters such as business-strategic protection of IP, licensing, IP litigation management/support, dispute settlement, regulatory exclusivity, and contracts. It is anticipated that no more than 15% domestic travel may be required.
BS or higher degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering (pharma), molecular biology, or comparable technologies
JD degree and licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
Registered as patent attorney at USPTO
5+ years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice
Experience prosecuting foreign patents
Experience with patent portfolio development, licensing, and enforcement in a corporate context is highly desirable
Hatch-Waxman experience is highly desirable, including a well-rounded understanding of regulatory exclusivity and the intersection between IP and the FDA regulatory environment
Other Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to write and prosecute clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents
Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications
Legal creativity and the ability to think originally
Strong oral communication skills
Ability to analyze patentability and patent freedom-to-operate matters
Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering (pharma), Molecular Biology, or comparable technologies, is required.
Candidates having prior experience prosecuting pharmaceutical/small molecule are preferred.
TherapeuticsMD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
AM LAW 100 firm with top IP practice has immediate need for Chemistry Patent Prosecution Associate (JD2011-JD2016) with degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and experience in Organic Chemistry. Polymer experience helpful. Work with dynamic and collegial patent group with great practice. Competitive comp and relocation benefits. First time posted.
Global Patent Group is an intellectual property law firm serving the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, plant sciences, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and medical device industries. We believe that success in today’s competitive marketplace requires a team effort with our client, to provide strong IP protection of innovation and a strategic approach that is integrated into the client’s overall business plan. At GPG, we go beyond the science to understand the competitive landscape and the overall commercial strategy, to achieve a long-term return on our client’s R&D investment with the right intellectual property portfolio.
GPG is offering an opportunity for an experienced Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to join its biotechnology/molecular biology practice. The attorney or agent will cooperate with firm colleagues and interface directly with clients to implement a total patent strategy, including:
preparation, prosecution, and portfolio management of patents;
search and analysis for patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement (or support thereof); and
transactional and due diligence preparation and support.
Applicants should be registered practitioners with the USPTO, hold an advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry, and have at least 3 years of experience with a law firm or corporation. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must, as is an aptitude for client interaction across a wide range of disciplines for the purpose of serving long-term business relationships.
GPG has offices in St. Louis and Miami, but job location is negotiable.
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk seeks a highly qualified individual to prepare, draft, and prosecute patent applications relating to chemical inventions. This individual will also counsel clients and prepare Opinions. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry.
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 110 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.
MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies. Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases. Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.
The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.
Summary of Position:
The Sr. Patent Agent/Patent Agent is responsible for identifying, supporting, and protecting the company’s intellectual property efforts, particularly with respect to patent portfolio preparation, invention harvesting, patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio development and management, and due diligence in technology acquisition. Agent also actively participates in engaging and representing to the business the Intellectual Property legal position on opportunities that arise from the patent work.
Responsibilities and Job Duties:
Contributes to intellectual property strategies for the organization and related intellectual property counseling. Participates in strategic development of Intercept patent portfolios, including formulating patent strategies and pharmaceutical lifecycle management.
Conducts patentability research and freedom-to-operate searches, and assessments relating to MacroGenics’ inventions and research activities Partners with Research group to identify and capture patentable inventions and provides patent counseling where appropriate to maximize business decisions.
Assists in the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Processes invention assignments, declarations, assignments and information disclosure statements.
Monitors and analyzes competitive intellectual property, managing IP collaboration, litigation support and IP-related transactional work and communicate relevant information to the Business Development team or other relevant team members.
Reviews draft scientific publications to ensure effective invention capture and protection of corporate IP assets.
Supports due diligence activities of potential business development transactions and provide recommendations and risk assessments as needed. Proactively provides IP perspective to key internal decision-makers.
Works with collaboration partners on management and resolution of issues relating to collaboration-related IP to protect corporate IP assets and ensure strong alliance management related to IP issues.
Reviews abstracts, posters and publications prepared by the Company’s research and development teams prior to submission.
Prepares and supports the prosecution of worldwide patent applications relating to MacroGenics’ inventions. Assist in opposition, interference, litigation matters and other IP-related disputes.
Other duties as assigned
Additional Responsibilities and Job Duties at Senior Level:
Develops system to identify and capture value from intellectual property and make recommendations and proposals to senior management.
Analyzes and reviews IP provisions in licensing arrangements and other IP-related contractual matters.
Education & Credentials
Ph.D. in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or the like)
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Sr. Patent Agent
A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in handling intellectual property matters related to drug development of biologics and protein engineering and manufacturing
Prior experience writing patent applications and assisting in the development of IP strategy
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in handling intellectual property matters related to drug development of biologics and protein engineering and manufacturing
Prior experience writing patent applications and assisting in the development of IP strategy
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of USPTO and WIPO rules and procedures
Willingness and commitment to keep abreast of changes in PTO rules and procedures
Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to influence and work effectively with varied audiences
Previous experience in-house in a biopharmaceutical company preferred
Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., 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, electrical or chemical 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.
Contact Please email your resume to: email@example.com, and please visit our website. RMSC² is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC² does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion will happen at interview.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: McLean, Virginia
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 minimum of seven years of practice is preferred. A candidate must have substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Additional experience in patent portfolio development, infringement and invalidity opinions, Inter Partes Review proceedings/Reexaminations, International Trade Commission proceedings, trademark prosecution or related matters is desirable. A degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, or biology is preferred, however, other technical backgrounds will be considered.
An ideal candidate will have a book of portable business, and the demonstrated ability to manage client relationships.
Cesari and McKenna, LLP offers a highly competitive compensation package including percentage-based profit sharing, generous benefits and a flexible working environment. The firm represent fortune 500 companies and individual inventors, handing a diverse range of matters in a variety of technology areas. The firm is seeking self-motivated attorneys looking for a platform to build their practice.
Contact To apply, please email Joan Barry Walsh, CLM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Thermo Fisher is looking for an IP Counsel to work in its Hillsboro, Oregon, office. When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher, you’ll do important work, supporting our R&D teams who are helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
What you'll do
Under the direction of the Division Intellectual Property Counsel and as part of a small group, the IP Counsel will primarily provide patent drafting and prosecution support to the Materials, Scientific, Process and Environmental Instruments businesses, including research and development centers located in Europe as well as in the United States.
Located at the Hillsboro, Oregon division headquarters, there will also be opportunity to work on diverse legal matters such as business-strategic protection of IP, licensing, IP litigation management/support, and dispute settlement. Approximately 20% domestic and European travel is required.
How you'll get here
BS or higher degree in physical sciences or a related engineering discipline
JD in law, licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
Registered as patent attorney at USPTO with 5+ years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice
Experience in US patent litigation, European patent practice, patent portfolio development, licensing, and enforcement in a corporate context is highly desirable
Experience in international IP law and international trade preferred
Other Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to write clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents
Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications while maintaining strategic focus of original filing
Strong oral communication skills
Ability to analyze patentability and patent freedom-to-operate matters
Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Scientific instruments, Optics, Physics, Chemistry, or comparable technologies, and demonstrated ability to learn new scientific and technological fields relevant to Thermo Fisher product offerings
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status
Abel Law Group, LLP is seeking a chemical/materials practitioner with 1+ years of experience. Successful candidate must be mature, have exceptional client handling skills, and be a pragmatic, results-oriented practitioner.
Candidate will have exposure to a wide variety of areas, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation. Preference given to candidates with in-house and private practice experience. The open position is for strong candidate seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties. Strong client handling skills are required as candidate will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel.
Above market average compensation available to the ideal candidate.
Abel Law Group, LLP is one of the largest IP firms in Austin, TX, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has an immediate opening for a patent agent with a minimum of 5 years of experience and a degree in the chemical arts. Ph.D. required. Candidates should have significant patent drafting and prosecution experience, preferably with respect to small molecule pharmaceuticals, materials science and industrial chemicals. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting patent applications, prosecution related documents, post-grant review documents and opinion letters, as well as patent portfolio analysis. Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Contact Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at http://www.bipc.com/lateral-attorneys. All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, all transcripts, and a writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia; Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; or Wilmington, Delaware
Florek & Endres PLLC, a New York intellectual property law firm, seeks associate attorney for a full range of intellectual property work, with particular emphasis on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, preparing patent opinions and legal research and writing. Some trademark prosecution, opinions and opposition/cancellation actions in the United States Patent and Trademark Office are also anticipated.
A pharmaceutical, chemical or chemical engineering degree and Bar membership are required. Registration as a U.S. Patent Attorney is required, but may be obtained after hiring.
The position calls for good writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to complete assignments on time, a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
Contact Candidates with 0-3 years of experience are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: New York, New York
Boutique law firm seeks a per diem/part of counsel patent attorney with 5+ years of substantive patent prosecution experience. The attorney should be experienced in one or more technical areas of patent preparation and prosecution, including but not limited to the following: medical, electrical engineering, communications, data management, robotics or software. Work includes preparing patentability opinions and freedom to operate analyses, preparing and filing applications and prosecuting applications.
The candidate must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and communicate effectively. We are seeking a team player who works well under pressure and can multi-task. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Portable business a plus. Please reply with three (3) writing samples that include at least one issued patent and one published patent application. Preferably writing samples should not be more than three years old.
Alternative practice area/full time arrangements will be considered.
This is an extremely desirable opportunity for the right candidate. We are a highly-productive, successful & fun-loving law office.
Dority & Manning, an Intellectual Property boutique in Greenville, SC seeks registered Patent Attorneys with one to four years of experience with degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or computer science. Associates will work with our attorneys and patent agents primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients.
Dority & Manning is committed is 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.
Our office is conveniently located in the downtown area of Greenville, South Carolina, long termed the “economic engine of South Carolina.” Located between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area accesses all major markets in the United States. One of the Southeast’s top areas for business, Greenville is home to both international and national companies such as GE, Michelin, BMW, Samsung and Mitsubishi, and is recognized as having one of the best “four season” climates in the United States.
Contact Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Plumsea Law Group, LLC, a patent boutique law firm is seeking experienced patent attorneys with portable business who want to move their practice to a smaller, flexible, congenial law firm. The firm has experienced staff and space available now in Bethesda, Maryland, near I-270 and Democracy Boulevard, and in our office in downtown Portland, Oregon in the Mayer Building. We also have a team of patent attorneys who are well versed in a variety of technologies, and are experienced in writing original patent applications and prosecuting them to issuance. The firm has counseling, transaction and litigation expertise to complement your prosecution practice. The firm offers a generous percentage-based compensation package. Will consider remotely located applicants.
This could be the right opportunity for a partner or senior level associate with portable business at a large firm thinking of transitioning to their own practice. You will have flexibility to set your own hourly rates or flat fees for your clients.
Loza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking attorneys with a proven record of client development who are interested in a lateral move.
Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of experienced, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and family/social life. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service. Client development is also supported and encouraged by the firm.
Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation, for attorneys who are self-sustaining. Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.
Qualifications: We are looking for attorneys who have a proven record of client development and at least 4 years of IP law firm experience. A portable book of business is preferred. Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought. At least one state bar license and good standing is required. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients is required.
Offices: Loza & Loza has attorneys throughout the US and is looking to add more in all major US cities/markets. Telecommuting is also available.
Husch Blackwell LLP, a full-service law firm, has an immediate opening for a Chemical Patent Agent in our Milwaukee, WI office.
Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts. Additionally, and under the supervision of lawyers, the individual will assume significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients, and communicate with other practitioners and staff.
Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, Masters of Science preferred.
Admission before the United States Patent and Trademark Office preferred.
At least one year of related law firm and/or industry experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications preferred.
Strong academic background.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.
Contact Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample that includes an application and/or an amendment that was previously submitted to the USPTO, along with salary requirements, to Susan Early at email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP is seeking a registered U.S. patent attorney with 3+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience to join our established and growing patent practice. KLS is located in downtown Austin, in the heart of the capital city of Texas. Primary responsibilities include preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a variety of clients. Requirements for an ideal candidate include a B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and significant patent preparation and prosecution experience.
KLS offers a complete, competitive compensation structure along with various benefits including health care and retirement benefits.
Hoffman Warnick LLC, an intellectual property (IP) law boutique, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work from its Albany, NY or Boston, MA offices. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, nanotechnology or a related field. In addition, succesful candidates must have excellent interpersonal, technical and writing skills, be detail-oriented, and demonstrate an ability to work productively and independently. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Telecommuting/virtual situations considered only for those with extensive experience.
Qualifications: Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or similar engineering degree. Must have a USPTO registration number.
McNeill Baur PLLC is a biotech and pharma-focused IP boutique looking for an associate or counsel with at least 5 years of experience in patent prosecution and counseling, including management of world-wide patent portfolios. Successful candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO. An advanced degree in a life science discipline is strongly preferred. We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions, as well as candidates with significantly more experience. This attorney will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently.
Competitive salary. 401K plan with generous matching component.
McNeill Baur PLLC does not accept resumes through search firms or other third parties. We only accept resumes directly from candidates who are interested in joining our firm.
Contact Please submit resume, cover letter, current salary, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Flexible