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.
Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP (KLS) has an immediate need for an experienced registered U.S. patent attorney or agent with a background in electrical engineering to join our practice as a full-time, senior associate. Remote associates are welcome. Primary responsibilities of the position will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications and interfacing with inventors for harvest sessions and disclosure meetings. KLS offers of comfortable and supportive atmosphere to develop your career and grow your practice. Requirements for an ideal candidate include a B.S. or higher degree computer engineering or electrical engineering and significant patent preparation and prosecution experience.
KLS offers an excellent compensation package which can be tailored in a variety of ways to meet your needs. Additionally, KLS offers benefits such as health insurance, 401k matching, bar due and CLE expense reimbursements, and the like. KLS also provides each remote employee with technology resources to be comfortable and efficient. KLS has been supporting remote associates and partners long before the pandemic and our expertise in that area has been useful during this time.
MWE is seeking a registered patent agent with a graduate degree in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology or biochemistry, with at least 4 years of experience as a patent practitioner. The ideal candidate is conversant in a spectrum of technical areas across the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries, and is able to handle global patent portfolios for developing and commercialized products. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work as a team member are critical.
We’re open to candidates in any of our US offices.
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is a growing San Francisco Bay Area patent law firm with over 25 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. We are seeking lateral patent agents and patent attorneys.
The ideal candidate has an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in a life-science field, such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or immunology, and at least 5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Expertise in bioinformatics, chemistry, or materials science is a plus, but is not required.
The candidate should be comfortable working autonomously and have good client management skills. The firm expects to provide an increasing amount of work to a new life sciences practitioner; therefore, a book of business, while preferred, is not required. Firm life sciences clients include institutional clients that provide a wide variety of work, as well as companies, ranging from start-ups to large companies, working in the areas of nucleic acid sequencing and analysis, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and treatment methods, drug delivery, and engineering of organisms to produce compounds of interest. The firm offers a great platform for the self-starter to develop their practice, as well as a collegial group of patent practitioners who value excellence to learn from and with. Remote, in-office, or hybrid work arrangements are supported.
ALG Intellectual Property, LLC is seeking a patent attorney, patent agent, or patent engineer to prepare and prosecute patent applications. At ALG, we live and work where we want, set our own hours, and interact with diverse and sophisticated clients. We provide a very competitive production-based compensation structure, benefits, and excellent training. If you have patent preparation and prosecution experience, strong technical and writing skills, and a commitment to preparing a quality work product, we want you to join us. A background in electrical/computer engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics is preferred.
Davidson Sheehan LLP is an IP boutique headquartered in Austin, Texas looking for skilled and productive patent attorneys and agents to join our team. We serve a diverse group of sophisticated clients for whom we do exceptional work in a team-oriented environment.
Qualified applicants will possess an electrical engineering or computer engineering degree, and be registered to practice before the USPTO. At least two years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is required, ideally in the areas of virtual reality, graphics, mixed signal technology, and software. Candidates should possess a working understanding of these areas, as well as a willingness and affinity for learning new technologies.
Candidates in the Austin, TX area will be given priority, but we are also willing to consider exceptional candidates who are ready to work remote and travel to Austin on a quarterly basis. We provide competitive pay and benefits in a positive work environment. Candidates with the availability to work a trial period on a contract basis may also be given priority.
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is a growing San Francisco Bay Area patent law firm with a diverse client base. We are seeking entry-level and lateral candidates for patent preparation and prosecution in our chemical and biosciences group. Candidates should have a graduate degree in chemistry or a bioscience. We offer a percentage-based compensation plan that generously rewards hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance. We offer a friendly work environment and a highly trained support staff. Our Bay Area offices are in downtown Oakland and Menlo Park. In-office, remote, and hybrid working arrangements are supported.
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is looking for a patent agent specializing in the field of chemistry and/or chemical engineering to join our Detroit office. We are seeking a patent agent who has one to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, demonstrate excellent research, writing, and communication skills, and be admitted to practice before the USPTO.
Warner takes pride in its team-oriented culture where firm members are encouraged to bring their “whole selves” to work. We offer a dedication to client service, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a healthy work/life balance, and a competitive salary and benefit package. With 220+ attorneys statewide, Warner also offers a great network of support in nearly every area of legal specialty across its nine offices.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has an opening in its Portland, Seattle, or Mountain View office for a fulltime, licensed Biotechnology Patent Prosecution Associate/Agent in the Intellectual Property practice group. Ongoing, fully remote work could be considered for thisposition.
Ph.D. in Biotechnology (various disciplines will be considered)
3-6 years of patent prosecution experience
Excellent academic credentials and professional references
Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates and patent agents with electrical engineering, computer science, or physics degrees for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably 2 to 4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications relating to computer science. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
We are committed to promoting diversity within Klarquist, and strongly encourage candidates who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the patent legal profession (e.g., based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, military service, and disability) to apply.
Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package are highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.
Interested candidates should apply through our website with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.
Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.
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MagStone Law, LLP is a modern law firm dedicated to providing solution-focused, cost-effective, and high-quality legal services to our clients. We are all experienced lawyers with backgrounds from the most prominent international law firms. Our practice covers all aspects of corporate transactional law, including business formation, financing, licensing, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and SEC compliance. We also provide legal services in intellectual property, real estate transactions, tax controversy, litigation, and dispute resolution services. Known for our expertise on U.S.-China cross-border transactions, we have become the go-to law firm for many Chinese companies exploring the U.S. market and U.S. companies entering into the Chinese market.
We are seeking a patent agent, patent attorney, technical advisor, or law clerk to join our New York office!
Drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications
Assisting in the prosecution of foreign patent applications and management of international patent portfolios
Performing patentability and infringement analysis
Performing IP due diligence
A B.S. degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
Excellent analytical, communication, and client service skills
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Willingness and affinity for learning new technologies
Native-level Mandarin Chinese proficiency
Strong technical background in electrical engineering or computer science with excellent academic credentials
Experience in preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications concerning circuit design, display technology, artificial intelligence, semiconductor fabrication, nanoscale materials and devices, virtualization, and/or cloud computing
The Alexandria, Virginia office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC seeks to hire an entry-level Patent Agent or Patent Specialist to join their Intellectual Property practice. The responsibilities will include drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and may include opportunities to meet with inventors to discuss technology within the United States and abroad.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a similar technical field. Must be willing to become registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Excellent academics and strong writing and verbal communication skills are essential.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is seeking a Patent Agent in any of their multiple locations. Candidates would preferably have a Ph.D. in a chemical field or a Ph.D. in a biotechnology field with strong chemical coursework. This position requires the ability to think critically, to quickly understand new technologies and to write well. Candidates would preferably have some patent drafting and prosecution experience if applying to work remotely, but experience is not required if applying for our Alexandria or Pittsburgh offices. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting patent applications and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and patent offices around the world. Candidates must be already registered to practice before the USPTO or willing to take the examination.
Casimir Jones, S.C. is seeking a patent agent with 2+ years of experience to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates for the position of Patent Agent must have an advanced degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or the biomedical sciences. A strong academic record and a USPTO registration number is also required. Successful candidates must have excellent analytical and communications skills and a strong work ethic.