Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a team environment and preferably have a technical background in any of physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or computer/data science. Candidates must also have good academic records, and three or more years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates also have a graduate degree and experience with complex Patent Office proceedings, client counseling with opinion drafting, and/or other related patent practice experience.
To apply, please email your resume, under and post-graduate transcripts and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Tysons Corner, VA (Remote)
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, a large law firm, is seeking a staff scientist, patent agent or 1st to 4th-year associate with a strong technical background in biological sciences. Advanced degree required (Ph.D. preferred; will consider a Master’s degree with substantial industry experience). Experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducting IP due diligence and FTO analyses required. Some litigation and/or post-grant experience useful. Registration with the USPTO preferred; prior firm experience helpful. Candidates must have: an excellent academic record, superior organizational and communication skills (written and oral), a demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional client service and a creative and entrepreneurial perspective on IP. Please apply with a resume, transcripts and a writing sample.
NPDS Design Services, LLC, also known as New Product Development Services. We are product development company that serves clients worldwide. A long established new product development company serving individuals, startups and corporations both nationwide and internationally, since 1978.
NPDS is seeking Registered Patent Agents and Patent Attorneys to work remotely, for foreign country patent filings, prosecuting patent applications for our domestic and worldwide clients, in countries outside of the USA.
If you're a Patent Agent, or Patent Attorney, in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, and Russia with stable established practice and office, we are interested in working with you, on behalf of our clients.
We have immediate client projects contract work available, worldwide.
The Faegre Drinker Patent Team is seeking an experienced Patent Agent for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an AmLaw 50 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in growing our existing patent practice in our Chicago, Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., or Wilmington offices.
Successful candidates should have 1-3 years of experience drafting semiconductor/photonics applications with a background and degree in either Electrical Engineering, Optics, Physics, or other applicable technical experience. This position will further enhance our expertise in software related patent work while offering the opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Preferred candidates will have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Current firm plans for returning to work include an average of 2-3 days in the office. If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript.
Pursuant to Part 2 of the State of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (C.R.S. §§ 8-5-201 to8-5-203), employers are required to provide expected compensation for posted positions resident in Colorado. The salary range for this position in our Denver office is $103,000 - $172,500. Actual salary will vary and may be above or below the range based on experience. The range listed is just one component of Faegre Drinker's total compensation and benefits package for associates, which includes productivity and discretionary bonuses; life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.
Faegre Drinker is actively recruiting an Intellectual Property Patent Agent or Technical Specialist to join our thriving Intellectual Property practice. This position offers the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution in our Chicago, Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington DC, or Wilmington offices.
Successful candidates should have at least a Masters and preferably a Doctoral degree in a biological science, such as immunology or biochemistry. This position will further enhance our expertise in biotechnology and biochemistry patent work while offering the opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Exemplary technologies include immuno-oncology, vaccines, industrial enzymes, plant biology, food science, and nutraceuticals. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Preferred candidates will have 5+ years of experience, excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Current status as a registered patent agent is not a requirement, but is preferred as are former patent examiners.
If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcripts.
Pursuant to Part 2 of the State of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (C.R.S. §§ 8-5-201 to 8-5-203), employers are required to provide expected compensation for posted positions resident in Colorado. The salary range for this position in our Denver office is $138,000-$172,000. Actual salary will vary and may be above or below the range based on experience. The range listed is just one component of Faegre Drinker's total compensation and benefits package for associates, which includes productivity and discretionary bonuses; life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.
Dority & Manning is a rapidly growing intellectual property boutique with a unique approach to legal service and business operations. We have office locations in Greenville, SC, Raleigh-Durham, NC, and Seattle, WA. From start-up ventures to multinational, Fortune 100 corporations, Dority & Manning represents diverse organizations in all aspects of intellectual property law. Our team works closely with high-technology clients in artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, aerospace, automotive systems, power generation, polymer materials, performance additives, and other innovative technologies.
Partner with the D&M team and in-house teams to develop and execute thoughtful and effective global IP strategies;
Draft and prosecute patent applications;
Draft opinions of counsel;
Conduct due diligence investigations and perform freedom-to-operate and landscape analyses;
Opportunity to participate in business development, firm operations, training and development, and more.
Must be a confirmed patent practitioner before the USPTO.
Minimum 2 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience required.
Must have technical knowledge in mechanical, computer science, electrical, or chemical arts, or a related field.
Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking laterals, senior patent attorneys, associates, and agents for a full-time position assisting us with our expanding practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. Lateral partners looking for a comfortable atmosphere in which to grow their practice are also welcome. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment that embraces diversity in all forms. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Though we are based in Washington, D.C., Applicants may be remotely located.
USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or related field is desired, and advanced degrees and/or industry experience in these areas are a plus.
Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. provides intellectual property services to companies of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. The firm has received numerous international accolades, including perennial inclusion in the industry standard rankings of Intellectual Asset Magazine. Most recently, both founding partners and the law firm itself were honored to be included in the IAM Patent 1000 2021 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Stevens & Showalter, LLP is an Ohio based intellectual property law firm exclusively focused on patent procurement, patent-related opinion work and patent litigation. The firm is seeking a law clerk, patent attorney or patent agent to join its Dayton area office.
Responsibilities will include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects. Partnership opportunities will become available quickly to a candidate that fits in well with the other firm attorneys and provides excellent work product.
Freenome Holdings, Inc., a small corporation, is seeking a Patent Agent to work remotely. Freenome is a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco that has pioneered the most comprehensive multiomics platform for early cancer detection.
Draft patent applications; analyze and respond to office actions
Perform freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses
Attend internal scientific meetings to monitor and capture innovation
Collaborate closely with R&D to perform comprehensive searches of patent databases for invalidity, patentability, landscape, licensing, litigation risks, and freedom to operate
Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the business, including Freenome’s research, products and product development, (licensed and/or acquired), and our existing IP portfolio
Ensure detailed instructions are provided to researchers and inventors regarding legal requirements of a patentable invention. Assists in the construction of extensive invention disclosures.
Perform extensive critical reviews of patents, patent applications, patent amendments, patent opinions, and other patent-related documents for technical accuracy and full protection of company inventions
Assist the Director and business leaders on patent issues
Research and make recommendations on new USPTO regulations or other changes related to patent prosecution
Collaborate with outside patent attorneys and paralegals to draft and prosecute patent applications
Doctorate in a life science discipline required
USPTO registration in good standing
At least five years of IP experience in biotech or IVD industry and/or law firm serving biotech or IVD clients with US and international prosecution
Experience with NGS, genomics, proteomics technologies, and in-vitro diagnostics preferred
Strong analytical and research skills, including experience with patent and non-patent literature databases
Experience performing freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses
Outstanding attention to detail combined with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and communicate clearly across the organization
Kubota & Basol LLP is looking for Patent Agents or Associates who have one+ years of patent prosecution experience. Electrical engineering and/or computer science degrees are preferred, but other technical degrees will be considered, including mechanical engineering, physics and software.
Compensation will match qualifications. Our office is located in Los Angeles, but we are open to remote working arrangements with regular visits to the Los Angeles office (when COVID allows).
We are a growing law firm--get in early at a firm where you can shape the firm, our culture, and your own practice and development!
By joining, you will also have the opportunity to work with one of the most well-known and innovative companies in the world! Between all of our clients, we prepare and prosecute patents in many exciting and cutting-edge technology areas, including AR/VR, machine learning, and others. Perform top-notch patent prosecution for cutting-edge clients in a collegial and relaxed atmosphere!
Jones Robb, PLLC registered patent attorneys or patent agents with 3-5 or more years of relevant experience for flexible schedule or full-time opportunities. Remote positions are available. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, including strategic patent portfolio development, and working on other patent-related counseling matters, including due diligence, opinions and post-grant projects.
Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a team environment and preferably have a technical background in any of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer/data science, physics, and/or life sciences technology areas. Candidates must also have good academic records, and three or more years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates also have a graduate degree and experience with complex Patent Office proceedings, client counseling with opinion drafting, and/or other related patent practice experience.
Expectations of Successful Candidates:
High performance is a must. We are looking for attorneys or agents with self-propelled motivation and the ability to think strategically to meet identified business objectives, manage multiple priorities, deliver timely and quality work product, and communicate in a poised and professional manner with clients and team members.
Accountability. We may be a small firm, but we offer big firm client services. We are looking for individuals who take pride in their work and want to grow professionally, and those that can own both client relationships and their work products. We provide the leadership and training, but you have to bring your exceptional work ethic and dedication to your craft to the table.
Work hard, play hard. Our small firm has always had a remote work force with employees having a variety of schedules and hours, this provides for an outstanding culture that enables work life balance, but that also prioritizes meeting our clients’ needs and other agreed upon metrics. Our culture is based on strong performance, excellent work ethic, high-quality work product, and professionalism that is counter-balanced with work from home and the camaraderie of a close-knit team.
Earn the respect of your peers. You will be working alongside some of the best attorneys and staff in the world; you will need to earn their trust and respect by bringing your technical and legal expertise, a problem-solving spirit and a holistic approach to serving our clients.
Vaccitech plc is a fast-growing biotech company. At only five years old we already have a development portfolio of six products, a partnered product that is in commercial production that has seen more than 3 billion doses administered worldwide and an IPO behind us. We are a publicly-listed clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that spun out of the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, one of the most prestigious vaccine research centres in the world. We discover and develop immunotherapeutic products and vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases and cancer. Our achievements include co-inventing and jointly developing our COVID-19 vaccine candidate VTP-900, now Vaxzevria, which we assigned to Oxford University Innovation to facilitate the licensing of those rights to AstraZeneca. We have clinical studies to explore treatments for patients with HBV and HPV infections and are developing rapid and scalable manufacturing processes for our platforms.
In December 2021 Vaccitech acquired Avidea Technologies with exciting product candidates for oncology and autoimmunity based on the innovative SNAPvax platform, which has demonstrated unprecedented control over T cell induction. This gives us US operational presence in Maryland, complements Vaccitech’s established capabilities and reinforces our position as a fast-growing global leader in immunotherapies and vaccines. From Q3 2022 Vaccitech's US headquarters will be moving to a new facility in Montgomery County. We conduct research globally and have ambitious plans in the UK and US, where we will continue to grow our teams over the coming months and years.
The successful candidate will be the interface between internal technical, legal/ IP teams and outside counsel, supporting patent strategy in pursuit of business development and corporate goals. Your key responsibilities will include independently working with R&D staff to understand technical approaches and data output; compiling and curating reports of R&D output to assist invention identification; assisting in-house and external counsel in drafting patent applications and prosecuting a global patent portfolio; managing patent correspondence and document generation in support of global patent prosecution; contributing as part of multi-disciplinary scientific, legal and business development teams to deliver on business-critical projects; working closely with internal and external counsel to help coordinate and manage intellectual property strategy; searching scientific and patent literature and patent document databases to monitor competitor landscape; and presenting updates and guidance to all levels of the company including the senior leadership team and R&D teams.
Experience and qualifications:
Due to the nature of Vaccitech North America’s manufacturing platform and product candidates, the successful applicant candidate must be an expert in chemistry, will holding a graduate degree (PhD preferred) in chemistry or chemical engineering and possessing a deep understanding of the subject. You will also have a minimum of two years’ experience in intellectual property related work (USPTO admission to practice preferred) and a demonstrable experience in patent and claim drafting, in patent prosecution and in technology assessment or invention identification. As an accomplished writer you will have a proven ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner. The successful candidate will have a familiarity with patent database searching methodologies, ideally with competitor landscape analysis. Experience with in-licensing and/ or out-licensing would be a distinct advantage. All applicants must be a US citizen or green card holder as we cannot offer sponsorship.
What we can offer you:
Vaccitech is a great place to work. We encourage an entirely flat structure with an open door policy to the senior leadership team. Our employees agree the culture and working environment is one of the best things about our business. This role would suit an experienced Patent Agent looking for a broad and varied role in a rapidly accelerating biotech. As part of a fast-growing team they will play a significant part in shaping the future in a global biopharmaceutical company that offers significant opportunities for personal and professional development. We offer employer funded health, dental and vision insurance; a 401k retirement plan; career development opportunities and paid time off (PTO). Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Aurora Consulting, a small corporation, is seeking a Patent Agent and Search Analyst to work remotely.
What you’ll do: You will help us navigate a very dynamic growth stage by assisting, as needed, in a wide array of disciplines including:
Patent portfolio management. Working closely with each client’s business, legal, technical, and management teams, you will assist with the client’s patent strategy and portfolio development efforts, including identifying and capturing inventive technologies, preparing applications, guiding patent prosecution, and IDS management.
Patent Search and Analysis. You will perform patent searches (patentability, FTO, state of the art, etc.), analysis, and competitive landscape monitoring.
Administrative backend. We’re working toward more automated solutions, but we still have several monthly tasks around reporting and project management that require human touch. Helping with additional administrative tasks like preparing client contracts and preparing various response shells would also be immensely beneficial to the team.
Growth initiatives. You will help us continue our growth trajectory via active participation in networking, business development, speaking engagements (virtual or in-person as comfort allows), podcast participation, and content development. This is compensated time and eligible for profit sharing.
Who you are: You have an undying love for people and supporting inventors and team members with the highest level of quality, high-touch service. Ideally, you’ll also be a good mix of the following:
Scientist or Engineer. Registered USPTO Patent agent with a background in bioengineering, engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, or related technical discipline.
Quality-focused, highly-efficient practitioner. 2 years as a patent agent who is technically skilled and comfortable drafting and reviewing utility and design patent applications that exceed client expectations. It would be a bonus if you are able to share an office action response that resulted in an issued patent and provide any published application or patent numbers for which you participated in drafting.
Search Sleuth. 2+ years experience performing various types of patent and non-patent literature searching. Desire to be an integral part of shaping and growing our search business.
Insatiable Tech Geek. Ability to review and analyze technically complex documents, including scientific papers, patents, and technical specifications.
Hyper-organized, crisp communicator. Excellent organizational, verbal communication, and writing skills.
Intuitive Collaborator. Team player with proven ability to work with dynamic and diverse groups of engineers, inventors, and business and strategy teams.
Hungry for autonomy. Can self-direct, manage, and motivate. Takes personal ownership and responsibility for driving high-quality results and consistently hitting deadlines.
OCD about detail. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Include a cover letter and resume with your submission. It would be a bonus if you are able to share an office action response that resulted in an issued patent and provide any published application or patent numbers for which you participated in drafting.
Additional Info Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Remote (U.S. Only)
Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent with 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience to assist our team in prosecution, IP diligence, IP transactions, and strategic IP business counseling. A graduate degree in Chemistry is required, and a PhD is preferred. Strong academic credentials and excellent references are expected. Admission to the patent bar is required.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.
Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping. Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
This Job Description describes the general content and requirements for the position. It is not an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements of the job; they may change from time to time and are dictated by the needs of the firm and the managers to whom the employee will report. Employment is at will. Ballard Spahr may change the functions and responsibilities of the position at any time, and it may reassign the employee to another department in its sole discretion.
The Faegre Drinker Patent Team is seeking an experienced Patent Agent for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Am Law 50 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in growing our existing patent practice in our Chicago, Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., or Wilmington offices.
Successful candidates should be a registered patent agent with a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related technology. This position will further enhance our expertise in software related patent work while offering the opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Preferred candidates will have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Current firm plans for returning to work include an average of 2-3 days in the office. If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.
Pursuant to Part 2 of the State of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (C.R.S. §§ 8-5-201 to 8-5-203), employers are required to provide expected compensation for posted positions resident in Colorado. The salary range for this position in our Denver office is $103,000 - $172,500. Actual salary will vary and may be above or below the range based on experience. The range listed is just one component of Faegre Drinker's total compensation and benefits package for associates, which includes productivity and discretionary bonuses; life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.
McKee Voorhees and Sease, a boutique IP firm established in 1924 serving global clients at the intersection of science and law, seeks an experienced IP Attorney to join the firm in the Chemical and Biotechnology practice group.
The candidate must be licensed to practice before the USPTO and be a patent agent with at least 5 years of experience, or an attorney with at least 3 years' experience prosecuting patents in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry with agricultural or medical applications of biotechnology. The ideal candidate has extensive experience with patent prosecution, including independent drafting specifications and responding to office actions in these art units.
An undergraduate degree or an advanced degree in life sciences or biology is required, with PhD strongly preferred. To apply, please send a current CV and links to at least two published patent specifications and office action responses for biotechnology applications to email@example.com.
Flexible remote work arrangements available.
McKee, Voorhees & Sease, a boutique IP firm established in 1924, specializes in serving clients at the intersection of science and law. Based in the Midwest with a strong work ethic and global reach, the firm serves clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to protect plant, animal, and pharmaceutical innovations. The MVS Chemical and Biotechnology practice group’s specialized training, industry knowledge, and technical experience helps clients all over the world effectively protect their biotechnology inventions.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Des Moines, IA, Flexible remote work arrangements are available.
NYU Langone, one of the nation's premier academic medical centers, is seeking a patent agent to join their team in New York.
The Patent Agent manages activities related to the disclosure and protection of new inventions in chemistry and life sciences and the transfer of technology from the Medical Center and the University to the marketplace. This includes assessing the patentability of new invention disclosures from faculty, identifying relevant prior art, analyzing substantive correspondence such as office actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office, and creating and maintaining detailed intellectual property records.
Evaluate invention disclosures from faculty for patentability and copyright protection.
Conduct prior art searches and summarize results in table and/or paragraph formats.
Work with the Director, Intellectual Property, Senior Director, Life Sciences Technology Transfer, outside counsel, and inventor(s) to evaluate patentability of inventions.
Assist Director, Intellectual Property, Senior Director, Life Sciences Technology Transfer, and outside counsel in preparation and prosecution of patent applications, to ensure adequate claim scope to cover commercially important aspects of invention are protected.
Monitor and manage patent prosecution deadlines.
Ensure that responses to communications and office actions from patent offices (US and foreign) are timely met without extensions.
Analyze and summarize office action rejections including any cited prior art (includes proposing arguments and/or claim amendments) and communicate to inventors, director, intellectual property, and senior director, life sciences technology transfer
Monitor deadlines and generate reports for patent maintenance fees and annuities and work with Office of Technology Opportunities and Ventures (TOV) business managers to ensure fees are paid timely.
Maintain NYU online account for patent maintenance and annuity fees.
Prepare formal patent documents such as assignments. Prepare reports and presentations as needed by director, intellectual property.
Prepare and file federal copyright registrations.
Meet with researchers to learn of their research, make them aware of intellectual property considerations, and encourage invention disclosures.
Create and maintain claim charts within a particular patent case as well as within patent families. Create and maintain patent family trees.
Create and maintain detailed notes for each patent case in electronic database including data entry.
Research prosecution matters on PAIR (and also foreign patent databases) and internal intellectual property management database
Ensure compliance with government reporting requirements for use of federal funds supporting research that has given rise to inventions and/or creations including data entry to iEdison database
Remain abreast of changes to USPTO rules, current patent prosecution issues and trends.
Meet with researchers to learn of their research, make them aware of intellectual property considerations, and encourage invention disclosures
Adhere to medical center policies and behavioral standards
To qualify you must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry
Must be Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Agent (has taken and passed the patent bar examination and has good working understanding of patent process and procedures).
Experience with patenting process and patent prosecution in both chemistry and life sciences (e.g., pharmacology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology)
Excellent administrative, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills necessary
Ability to work effectively with academic scientists to achieve consensus and promote good long-term relationships
Ability to work with tight deadlines and manage own caseload
Outstanding attention to detail and strong prioritization skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Drive and motivation to learn new material
Flexible, adaptable and efficient work practices
Advanced level of skill with Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and also online research tools
A technical writing sample is required.
Strong technical background in both chemistry and the life sciences (e.g., pharmacology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology) with excellent academic credentials; post-doctoral research training or research experience is preferred.
Husch Blackwell, LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We have an immediate opening for a Patent Agent or Patent Engineer in any of our physical offices or our virtual office, The Link.
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.
POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, , Mechanical Engineering, or other like disciplines.
- 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.
- Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
- Ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner with clients and employees at all times and maintain a professional appearance.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple simultaneous tasks.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team; willingness to adapt to changing business demands.
- Ability to produce acceptable amount of work efficiently and accurately; ability to produce quality final work product.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Husch Blackwell is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of our people and our communities. As such, our Firm requires all Partners and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit a negative COVID-19 test result weekly. This policy applies to all partners and employees, including those working from home/remotely. If an accommodation to this policy is needed, please inquire for more information.
The physical activity of this position:
Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
Repetitive Motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The physical requirements of this position:
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision:
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.
Hylton-Rodic Law PLLC, a boutique intellectual property law firm, is looking for an experienced registered U.S. Patent Agent Biotech/Chemical Patent Agent with 2+ years of experience in a law firm or corporation.
If you are looking for work/life balance, a collegial work environment, and opportunity for professional growth, then apply to join our team!
You will be involved with a wide variety of work, including: patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, patent risk assessment, strategic analysis, and opinion work.
The ideal candidate must have experience drafting applications in the following technical areas: small molecules, medical devices, monoclonal antibodies, and virology applications.
Advanced degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology/Virology, or Immunology, or equivalent discipline
USPTO Patent Registration
Experience in a law firm or at the USPTO
Excellent academic credentials
Strong oral and written communication skills
Remote applicants with these qualifications will be considered
Drafting new patent applications
Prosecuting domestic patent applications
Preparing instructions to foreign associates for prosecution of foreign applications
Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
Performing prior art searches and analysis and patentability analyses
Engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships
Inquiries are with treated strict confidentiality.