Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior associate with patent prosecution experience in the mechanical arts, to join our growing Intellectual Property Practice in Philadelphia. Note that this position is for an experienced lawyer, not an entry-level associate.
Candidates are preferred to have patent prosecution experience in the mechanical arts such as medical devices, consumer products, residential and industrial equipment, aeronautics, automotive, control systems, and electro-mechanical devices, with a degree in mechanical engineering preferred but not required. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Candidates with experience in intellectual property due diligence, licensing and technology transfer are desirable. Candidates must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior examiner experience is desirable and Pennsylvania Bar membership is preferred.
Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
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.
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.
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.
Our patent practice is very diverse, and has been named to the The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List and ranked a Top Patent Firm by IP Today. Patents we prepared and prosecuted for one of the world’s largest companies have been successfully enforced in a highly publicized litigation in the United States. We handle patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, due diligence, valuation, portfolio management, opinion, and counseling work, as well as post-grant proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Tully Rinckey PLLC has been on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies eight times. The firm is currently looking to add IP Partners in its 10 offices across the country. In addition, the firm is interested in hearing from IP Partners in markets where the firm does not already have an office.
This is an opportunity to grow your existing practice with the support of a full service marketing department, highly skilled business development team, public relations and support staff with proven track records. This allows firm attorneys to focus solely on the practice of law while an innovative management team navigates the challenges of the business side of the law on their behalf.
The firm is seeking IP Partners with at least seven or more years of experience in Patent, Trademark, and/or Copyright litigation. Integral to success in this role is the desire to procure, cultivate, and sustain his/her client base from their already existing referral network and be driven to grow their network through both firm resources and individual business development. Ideal candidates will have at least a $300,000 book of business.
Competitive compensation, employer matched 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick time a comprehensive benefits package to include six health insurance options, three dental plans, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, and a 24/7 concierge telemedicine service.
Inari Agriculture, Inc., is a vibrant start-up company based in Cambridge, MA, focusing on highly innovative new breeding technologies to improve performance of plants. To address the intellectual property challenges in this emerging area of technology, Inari is recruiting an in-house patent attorney to be based at Inari’s Cambridge, MA, location.
The role will encompass both hands-on patent work and on-site general counsel responsibilities including developing patent strategy; in-house patent preparation and prosecution; and instruction of outside patent counsel for US and ex-US cases. In addition the role will include supporting FTO analyses, license negotiations and drafting, staff IP training, and IP advocacy work. The successful candidate will work with Inari’s VP IP & Licenses and a senior patent agent.
Candidates must be a registered US patent attorney and preferably already admitted to the Massachusetts bar. The candidate should have at least 5 years of US patent preparation and prosecution experience in the biotechnology area (preferably in plant biotechnology) and experience in claim strategy and directing prosecution in major ex-US jurisdictions (EP, CN, BR, CA). Additional qualifications include experience with FTO analyses, validity/non-infringement opinions, license agreements, and general corporate legal duties. An advanced degree in a relevant scientific area is desirable.
Inari Agriculture is a Flagship Pioneering (http://flagshippioneering.com) company. Flagship conceives, creates, resources, and grows first-in-category life sciences companies.
Contact Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Blackbird Technologies, a company formed four years ago by partners of AmLaw20 law firms, is looking for experienced mid to senior level associates with at least three years of patent litigation experience, who can handle most day-to-day case demands autonomously. Rare opportunity for substantive courtroom experience in an entrepreneurial environment. Should be admitted to the Massachusetts or Illinois bar and have experience with patent litigation concerning engineering and/or computer science disciplines.
Paul and Paul, a historic highly client-focused boutique intellectual property firm in Center City Philadelphia, seeks a senior patent attorney to play a key role in our select team of IP specialists. Candidates for this position should have at least six years of broad IP experience, preferably including both patent and trademark prosecution as well as litigation in state and federal courts. Candidates with portable business and chemical or mechanical technical qualifications are preferred.
Contact Candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C. (“MBBP”), a dynamic, growing corporate/IP/litigation law firm headquartered on Route 128 in Waltham, MA, with offices in Boston and Cambridge, is seeking a Technical Specialist, Registered Patent Agent, or Patent Associate having a degree in the field of electrical engineering or computer science and with experience patenting complex software technologies, as well as some experience with mechanical/electrical devices. There is no expectation that the Technical Specialist or Patent Agent will attend law school.
Preferred candidates will have at least 2 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Excellent written, verbal, communication, and organizational skills are required. We offer sophisticated and challenging work in a genuinely pleasant environment, with the possibility of full or part-time position.
LANXESS is seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its Middlebury, Connecticut offices.
Work with assigned business units to identify inventions and draft patent applications covering such inventions for LANXESS Solutions US Inc. and its affiliates.
Prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for LANXESS Solutions US Inc. and its affiliates.
Manage a global patent portfolio based on a patent strategy developed with the assigned business units, including overseeing outside counsel’s prosecution of foreign filed patent applications.
Provide counseling on legal issues relating to the enforcement of LANXESS' intellectual property rights and compliance with third parties’ intellectual property rights, including Freedom to Operate opinions.
Negotiate, draft and review IP related agreements, including confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, and joint development agreements.
Assist in the selection and management of outside counsel in the prosecution/defense of various IP legal issues, including freedom to operate and infringement opinions.
Interpret court decisions, conduct legal research, have knowledge of statutes and governmental regulations to provide legal advice on current and pending IP legal developments.
Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of business and operational goals and objectives of the assigned areas.
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science
License to practice law in at least one state (including a CT House License where appropriate)
Admission to practice before the USPTO
3-5 years of experience in Patent Law, in-house experience preferred
Exceptional verbal and written communication required
Wave Life Sciences is seeking Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. Responsibilities include:
Lead implementation and build-out of structure, processes and personnel for effective and efficient operation of Wave’s in-house IP function
Manage the in-house IP team, outside counsel, and IP-related budgets, forecasting and resources. Able to coach, mentor and develop team members, and proactive in sharing knowledge and collaborating with teams and stakeholders
Counsel key stakeholders, including management and the board of directors, in protecting and defending Wave’s IP rights worldwide, with particular attention to key assets, platform technology, and early stage research programs
Understand, monitor and advise Wave team members regarding the competitive IP landscape for the company’s platform and product IP, and provide strategic counsel in connection therewith
Provide broad-based strategic and portfolio advice, with demonstrated leadership skills and a vision of success tied to larger organizational goals
Proactively counsel all levels of the organization on IP matters, ranging from broad strategic objectives to day-to-day collaboration with Wave’s research and development teams
Collaborate with in-house and outside counsel on IP-related proceedings and challenges
Oversee and manage Wave’s in-house IP team and outside counsel in drafting, prosecuting and maintaining Wave’s patents, trademarks and applications. Ability to provide hands-on direction and input, and to draft and review a wide variety of work product
Identify and navigate patent and trademark opportunities and risks for Wave’s programs and operations worldwide
Conduct and enhance Wave’s IP-related processes and protections, including portfolio reviews and long-range planning, patent review committee, invention disclosures, pre-publication review, and drafting/review of IP-related contract provisions
Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio
Lead IP due diligence, technology assessments and freedom-to-operate analyses in potential strategic transactions (including strategic partnerships, licensing and financing), as well as supervise outside counsel in the same
Anticipate future business, competitive and legal risks, and identify creative solutions and opportunities
Perform freedom-to-operate analyses and opinion work
Stay current with relevant laws, developments and practices; educate and advise colleagues on issues, developments and competitive landscape
• At least 5+ years of experience specifically in US/foreign trademark prosecution (search, filings and responses to office actions), domain name disputes, TTAB proceedings, trademark/patent litigation, licensing, and cease and desist letters.
• IP litigation experience in federal court - trademark, patent, copyright and/or corporate/contracts.
• Large law firm or IP boutique law firm experience required.
• Proven record of client development, must have at least a few portable clients as proof.
• At least one state bar license required.
Contact If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nationwide or telecommute
Loza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking an EE/software patent attorney with at least 4 years of experience in patent prosecution.
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. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service.
Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation. Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.
Electrical Engineering or Software/Computer Science Bachelor/Master Degree.
At least 4+ years of patent preparation, prosecution and consulting experience.
Strong grasp of complex technologies (e.g., you are the attorney your colleagues turn to for technically difficult/complex cases).
Large law firm or boutique patent law firm experience required.
Proven track record of developing clients.
USPTO patent bar registration and at least one state bar license and good standing is required.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and can handle significant client contact.
Contact If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (office action and published/patented application) to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nationwide or telecommute
Design IP, a small intellectual property boutique law firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, seeks a patent attorney or agent to join our thriving practice.
Initial skills needed for success in this position:
Interact with inventors, analyze patentability and clearance issues, and draft polished, well-written patent applications that take into account the applicable legal standards and the clients commercial/business needs.
Analyze Office Actions, make clear and concise recommendations for further action, and prepare well-reasoned and organized responses with appropriate legal citations (including examiner interviews, where appropriate).
Perform infringement and clearance analysis and prepare initial drafts of opinions.
Be comfortable with a wide range of technologies, including mechanical, electro-mechanical, process chemical, and computer-implemented inventions.
1+ years of law firm patent preparation and prosecution experience under the supervision of an experienced patent practitioner is required (2-4 years preferred). Applicants with all technical backgrounds will be considered. Electrical or chemical background is a plus.
We have a robust practice that includes a wide range of technical disciplines and a diverse client base, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Although patent preparation and prosecution will be an area of emphasis for this position, there will be opportunities to work in nearly all areas of intellectual property law, including trademark preparation and prosecution, IP opinions and agreements, IP transactions, and IP litigation. We strive to hire and develop well-rounded attorneys who become trusted legal advisers the clients served by our firm.
Our patent professionals choose their own work/life balance. Our minimum billing expectation for full time attorneys/agents is 1500 hours per year, and we welcome experienced attorneys or agents who prefer a flexible or part-time schedule. Base salaries are based on expected billings and bonuses are paid on a percentage basis for additional billings. We offer benefits including retirement, health insurance and disability.
We also offer the lifestyle benefits of the Lehigh Valley, including short commute times (less than 15 minutes for most of our staff), reasonable cost of living, excellent public and parochial schools, close proximity to Philadelphia, New York and Washington, DC, and minor league hockey and baseball teams. This is a great place to live and raise a family.
Contact Feel free to apply through LinkedIn or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying to this position, please include a cover letter, resume and writing samples. Writing samples must include at least one patent application for which you drafted the specification and claims and a substantive Office action response. A legal brief (such as a motion for summary judgment) would also be helpful.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Based at Arkema’s Corporate Offices and R&D Center in King of Prussia, PA, the Paralegal focuses on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective legal services to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel - Intellectual Property, and patent and trademark services to the Intellectual Property Attorneys, their clients and projects as assigned. This position requires knowledge of legal, patent and trademark procedures, processes and terminology. The Paralegal, who will be part of a two person team, must be proficient with the filing process for intellectual property matters, as well as other procedures in the Intellectual Property area. Part-time applicants will be considered.
Specific job activities include (but are not limited to):
Maintain patent and trademark databases and dockets for all pending and granted patents & trademarks, including constructing and generating reports requested by attorneys and business units.
Maintain Intellectual Property support: review and recommend activities, technologies or processes to enhance productivity and reduce costs.
Review, docket and assignment of correspondence from the U.S. and foreign patent offices worldwide. Deliver correspondences to appropriate attorney and make suggestions, when appropriate, on required response.
Correspond with foreign agents on various patent matters including responsibility of all patent annuities.
Review patent family files for examination reports and prior art citations. Provide foreign agents with results of the foregoing. Instruct Administrative Assistants to prepare and file supplemental information disclosure statements with the U.S. Patent Office based on foreign examination reports.
Review formal papers for new patent applications to be filed in U.S. Patent Office for completeness and accuracy.
Keep abreast of changes to patent and trademark laws to maintain knowledge of changes in the administrative procedures required.
Manage the docketing of invention disclosures.
Assist with divestiture, acquisition, name change and assignment matters as they relate to intellectual property.
Prepare the Intellectual Property Department Monthly Report.
Provide information to business units regarding budgeting of patents and trademarks.
Initiate and carry out the foreign filing process, including the filing of foreign patent applications. Correspond and follow-up with business unit management and foreign agents.
Handle the payment of annuities required to maintain Foreign Patent portfolios.
Monitor and request funding for USPTO Deposit Account.
Perform trademark searches and provide opinions on availability to the business units.
File new trademark applications worldwide and renew of existing registrations.
Prepare responses and documents required for responding to trademark office actions worldwide.
Review Trademark Gazettes and watch service notices for possible infringements of trademarks.
Assist outside counsel in trademark infringement proceedings.
Maintain the title of trademarks in the U.S. and worldwide, including recording name changes and assignments.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Associate's degree with a minimum of 5 years of intellectual property paralegal experience OR High school diploma with a minimum of 10 years of intellectual property paralegal experience
Paralegal certificate preferred
Position requires an independent, self-motivated & flexible individual with strong communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both within and outside the company
Proficiency in Word, Excel and Access, CaseTrack and other intellectual property management software
Business process knowledge: Legal, Business Administration and technology systems
Excellent grammar and spelling; accurate typing and proofreading; proven PC skills
Ability to act with discretion in handling confidential information
BASF is seeking a Counsel, I.P. or Senior Patent Agent. Responsibilities include managing 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.
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.
Mintz Levin is looking for a Patent Agent in the high tech area to join our Intellectual Property practice in our Boston office.
Patent Agents work under the supervision and guidance of senior associates and partners in our Intellectual Property section and perform a variety of patent-related activities, primarily in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution.
Bachelor of Science or higher degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field of study.
Two to three years of law firm experience; admission to the USPTO required.
Must be detail oriented; possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to verbally present scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.
Contact Please apply via the online portal and select High Tech Patent Agent (EE/CS), here: http://www.mintz.com/careers(updated). Please include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample for your application.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
McNeill Baur PLLC, a certified woman-owned biotech and pharma-focused IP boutique, has a unique opportunity for a technical specialist or patent agent. Primary responsibilities include drafting applications, responses to office actions for US and foreign applications, and supporting attorneys in the technical aspects of opinions and other counseling projects.
Successful technical specialist candidates must have a PhD in a life science discipline from a superior institution. Patent agent candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO, and we have a strong preference for candidates with PhD in a life science discipline. We will also give preference to patent agent candidates with at least 3-5 years of experience. We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions. The successful candidate will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently.
McNeill Baur has been recognized as the 2017 IP Firm to Watch by LMG Life Sciences, recommended by LMG Life Sciences in the patent prosecution and patent strategy and management categories, and named 2016 and 2017 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). Our attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field, through individual accolades and by our clients who entrust us with their most important patent matters. McNeill Baur has also been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
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, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, or Georgia
Polsinelli, a top AmLaw 100 national law firm, is seeking highly-qualified and motivated patent agent for our Intellectual Property practice. The position will be based in Denver, Houston, DC, San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Boston. Ideal candidates will have relevant legal experience and a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, experience in a law firm or similar environment and superior writing, communication and problem-solving skills. Relocation support is available for highly qualified candidates.
Contact Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts via polsinelli.com directed to Cristy M. Johnson, Director of Firm-Wide Legal Recruiting.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco or Silicon Valley, California; Boston, Massachusetts
Finch & Maloney PLLC is currently seeking lateral associates with electrical engineering, computer science, and physics degrees for its patent prosecution practice in Manchester, New Hampshire, which is conveniently located approximately a one hour drive from the White Mountains, ocean beaches, and Boston. All positions require excellent writing ability, attention to detail, USPTO registration, state bar, and a minimum of 2 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. Say goodbye to your long commute, and join us to work with experienced attorneys and exciting technology in a client-focused and collegial environment.
Suffolk University Law School is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Director of Intellectual Property position. The Director will be responsible for pursuing partnerships, both locally and nationally, with corporations, law firms and other institutions of higher education. The goals of the partnerships are to provide opportunities for additional IP internships, jobs, and skills-based experiences; funding for programmatic initiatives; the development of impactful conferences and programs; and the growth of a student pipeline of technical specialists attending the Law School.
The Director will interface with volunteers and IP faculty members to continually evaluate and prioritize the Law School's goals in the IP area. The Director also will work to develop new programs that help to fit those goals and collaborate with the IP faculty on existing IP programs and activities, including administering and growing the online IP Certificate Program.
• Develop and oversee conferences, events, and continuing legal education programs in IP law in consultation with the Law School's IP concentration directors
• Develop sponsorship programs for these events and create a financially sustainable model for the Law School's conference and events offerings
• In consultation with the Associate Dean of Admission, develop relationships with colleges with strong STEM programs, as well as law firms and other employers of technical specialists, to grow the number of technical specialists attending the Law School
• Assist the Dean of Admission on recruitment efforts in this area
• In consultation with the Associate Dean for Professional & Career Development, provide practice area-specific career counseling to law students and recent graduates and serve as the Law School's liaison to legal employers to increase IP internship and postgraduate opportunities for current students and recent graduates
• Assist with the marketing and communications of the Law School's IP programs in order to enhance the Law School's regional and national reputation in this area
• Engage alumni who are practicing in IP law and educate them about the Law School's IP efforts
• Coordinate efforts of the Law School's IP Advisory Board
• Engage in fundraising, apply for grants, and seek corporate/law firm sponsorships to support the Law School's IP initiatives.
• Prepare and oversee a budget for the Law School's IP efforts
IP Certificate Program
• Grow the number of students in the online IP certificate program
• Provide administrative support for the certificate program and advise the director regarding program content
• J.D. Degree and practice experience in the area of intellectual property law.
• Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, including alumni and faculty members.
• Self-starter who is comfortable developing and implementing strategic plans.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Strong administrative skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to present information clearly, logically and concisely.
• Strong program development with a service orientation.
• Highly collaborative with strong communication skills.
• Innovative and creative: inspires and develops new approaches to addressing challenges and problems.
• Committed to diversity: establishes a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.
• Committed to community: contributes to climate of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness.
Suffolk University Law School has a strong national reputation in intellectual property law. Current programs include a concentration in IP law and a patent law specialization. Students can take courses that explore the numerous facets of IP law as well as participate in an IP Law Clinic that represents traditionally underserved clients. The school's part-time evening program has traditionally attracted students with engineering and life science backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in patent law. Many of these students work as technical specialists for Boston-area law firms and are engaged in patent work while they attend law school. Because of these curricular strengths, Suffolk Law has more patent law partners in Boston-area law firms than any other law school.
Suffolk at a Glance
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, and national origin or LBGTQ status.
See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
• Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
• Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
• All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
• Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.
• Pre-tax commuter benefit
• Discounted home and auto insurance
Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.
McNeill Baur PLLC, a certified woman-owned biotech and pharma-focused IP boutique, has a unique opportunity for a biotech patent prosecution and counseling attorney with at least 5 years of relevant experience. McNeill Baur has been recognized as the 2017 IP Firm to Watch by LMG Life Sciences, recommended by LMG Life Sciences in the patent prosecution and patent strategy and management categories, and named 2016 and 2017 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP).
Successful candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and capable of working independently. An advanced degree in a life science discipline is strongly preferred. We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions. This attorney will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently. There is no work origination or business development requirement in this position. This position offers the unique ability to work as a more senior attorney in a team setting without any work origination expectations.
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 desired work schedule (if part-time, such as 9-3 M-F), 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: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, or California
Mintz Levin is looking for a Patent Agent to join their Boston office. Patent Agents at Mintz Levin work side-by-side with attorneys in the Intellectual Property practice, utilizing their technical knowledge to enhance the firm’s capacity to serve our clients’ intellectual property needs.
Assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents. Understand, critique and provide insightful opinion on scientific data;
Assist with patent landscapes and freedom to operate analysis in various high technology areas;
Drafting written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection;
Drafting patent applications;
Draft responses to communications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other patent offices; and
Collaborate with colleagues on various projects including assessing patents for corporate due diligence and conducting underlying analysis for opinions and litigations.
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 years law firm experience
Desire and ability to quickly learn the fundamentals of a broad range of new technologies in technical discipline
Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated scientific writing ability
Demonstrated verbal skills required to communicate scientific concepts effectively to clients, attorneys, scientists and engineers