TherapeuticsMD is seeking an intellectual property attorney. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the IP Counsel will primarily provide patent drafting and prosecution support to the Company, including planning and execution of life cycle management technologies.
This position is located at the Boca Raton, Florida company headquarters. There will be opportunity to work on diverse legal matters such as business-strategic protection of IP, licensing, IP litigation management/support, dispute settlement, regulatory exclusivity, and contracts. It is anticipated that no more than 15% domestic travel may be required.
BS or higher degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering (pharma), molecular biology, or comparable technologies
JD degree and licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
Registered as patent attorney at USPTO
5+ years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice
Experience prosecuting foreign patents
Experience with patent portfolio development, licensing, and enforcement in a corporate context is highly desirable
Hatch-Waxman experience is highly desirable, including a well-rounded understanding of regulatory exclusivity and the intersection between IP and the FDA regulatory environment
Other Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to write and prosecute clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents
Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications
Legal creativity and the ability to think originally
Strong oral communication skills
Ability to analyze patentability and patent freedom-to-operate matters
Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering (pharma), Molecular Biology, or comparable technologies, is required.
Candidates having prior experience prosecuting pharmaceutical/small molecule are preferred.
TherapeuticsMD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
AM LAW 100 firm with top IP practice has immediate need for Chemistry Patent Prosecution Associate (JD2011-JD2016) with degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and experience in Organic Chemistry. Polymer experience helpful. Work with dynamic and collegial patent group with great practice. Competitive comp and relocation benefits. First time posted.
Global Patent Group is an intellectual property law firm serving the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, plant sciences, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and medical device industries. We believe that success in today’s competitive marketplace requires a team effort with our client, to provide strong IP protection of innovation and a strategic approach that is integrated into the client’s overall business plan. At GPG, we go beyond the science to understand the competitive landscape and the overall commercial strategy, to achieve a long-term return on our client’s R&D investment with the right intellectual property portfolio.
GPG is offering an opportunity for an experienced Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to join its biotechnology/molecular biology practice. The attorney or agent will cooperate with firm colleagues and interface directly with clients to implement a total patent strategy, including:
preparation, prosecution, and portfolio management of patents;
search and analysis for patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement (or support thereof); and
transactional and due diligence preparation and support.
Applicants should be registered practitioners with the USPTO, hold an advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry, and have at least 3 years of experience with a law firm or corporation. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must, as is an aptitude for client interaction across a wide range of disciplines for the purpose of serving long-term business relationships.
GPG has offices in St. Louis and Miami, but job location is negotiable.
AM LAW 100 firm with one of the top IP practices in the country is seeking two Patent Prosecution Associates. Associates can practice out of the Atlanta, D.C., or Philly office. Immediate need for junior/mid-level prosecution associates (2011 JD-2016 JD) with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering to work with companies on the cutting edge of technology. Work with dynamic and collegial patent group with great practice. Competitive comp.
Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking part-time and full-time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing 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. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Applicants may be remotely located.
USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, 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 2017 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Contact Interested applicants should email their resumes to email@example.com (Attn: Christine Hartness).
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Studebaker & Brackett PC, a growing patent firm located in Tysons, VA, and a short walk from the Greensboro Metro Station/Silver Line, seeks a qualified, experienced Patent Attorney or Agent for primarily handling patent preparation and prosecution. At a minimum, the candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), proficiency in solid state physics including device operation, such as semiconductor device operation, and integrated circuitry, and at least 5 years of patent preparation/prosecution experience in these technical areas. In lieu of patent prosecution experience, BSEE candidates with USPTO experience in the same technical areas will also be considered.
We offer a collaborative professional environment and a competitive benefits package.
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk seeks a highly qualified individual to prepare, draft, and prosecute patent applications relating to chemical inventions. This individual will also counsel clients and prepare Opinions. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry.
Faegre Baker Daniels' thriving Intellectual Property practice is actively seeking a patent agent or technical specialist with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in our Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis or Minneapolis offices. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Technical background in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering is required. This is a unique position which will further enhance our expertise in electrical patent work while providing an opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. FaegreBD offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.
Contact If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please submit an on-line application including a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample towww.faegrebd.com/careers.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faegre Baker Daniels' thriving Intellectual Property practice is actively seeking a patent associate with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in our Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis or Minneapolis offices. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Technical background in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering is required. This is a unique position which will further enhance our expertise in electrical patent work while providing an opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. FaegreBD offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.
Contact If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please submit an on-line application including a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample to www.faegrebd.com/careers.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP, an intellectual property law office in Cupertino, CA, is seeking patent attorneys, agents, and engineers to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. The firm represents Silicon Valley’s top emerging growth clients working on the cutting edge of a wide range of technologies, including network technology, software, data storage, Internet applications, computer and network security, machine learning, wireless and other communications, and digital signal processing.
The job offers the opportunity for a highly accomplished professional with a technical background to develop a rewarding career in intellectual property law. We invite you to read the biographies posted on our website. The work environment is flexible and supportive. Previous experience in patent prosecution is desirable but not required, as the firm is willing to train and assist the selected candidate in passing the Patent Bar and becoming registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Candidates should have a strong technical background, good writing and communications skills, be able to work efficiently and independently, and enjoy learning. A degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent experience is preferred.
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education/experience. Benefits for full-time positions include a 401(k) plan, health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as flexible work hours.
Contact To apply, please provide your resume, transcripts for all degrees, and writing sample(s) in PDF format in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Cupertino, California
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking a lateral patent prosecution associate or patent agent with electrical engineering, computer science, or physics degrees for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably at least 2-4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for electronics or computer software. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Relevant industry experience or an advanced degree is preferred.
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 is 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.
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.
If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595-5300.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.
Contact Interested candidates should apply through our website with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Portland, Oregon
Armstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking experienced lateral associates in the Intellectual Property Services area for full-time positions in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Las Vegas offices.
The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, electrical, or mechanical areas. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.
Successful applicants will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.
Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.
Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Post-graduate scientific degrees are a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for wireless-related and software-related inventions. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; or Austin, Texas
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 110 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.
LSI SOLUTIONS located in beautiful Victor, New York, is a dynamic and growing medical device company dedicated to advancing minimally invasive therapeutics through research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of minimally invasive surgical instruments.
We have more than doubled in size over the last three years. Employing over 300 employees and still growing! Offering competitive salaries and benefits to all our full time employees.
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Summary: The Patent Agent I-II applies his/her experience, knowledge, organization skills, and communication skills to 1) prepare and file high-quality and timely patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and U.S. Receiving Office; 2) coordinate regional and foreign national stage patent application filings with foreign agents; 3) vigorously and effectively prosecute pending patent applications; 4) ensure accurate docketing procedures and systems are followed and maintained; 5) effectively and efficiently search the prior art; and 6) work closely with LSI’s Intellectual Property Manager to facilitate and support intellectual property efforts. Activities will be of a scheduled and unscheduled nature. Travel may be required, but is not anticipated. This position may involve frequent & prolonged standing and some lifting.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare and file high-quality non-provisional and provisional utility patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in a timely fashion as assigned.
Prepare and file high-quality ornamental design patent applications with the USPTO in a timely fashion as assigned.
Prepare and file high-quality international PCT patent applications with the U.S. Receiving Office in a timely fashion as assigned.
Develop and follow appropriate patent claim strategies and be able to communicate such strategies to internal clients/management proactively and as requested.
Actively research and identify intellectual property potential for new LSI technologies.
Perform due diligence and patent validity and infringement analyses on existing LSI patents and patents from other companies, as requested.
Vigorously and efficiently recommend and implement appropriate courses of action and responses to patent offices during patent application prosecution in a timely fashion and in line with LSI’s goals to help develop an intellectual property portfolio.
Effectively research prior art.
Advise pertinent staff regarding associated U.S. and PCT patent rules and regulations to adhere to in filing proceedings.
Understand appropriate forms needed to accompany U.S. and PCT patent-related submissions and how to correctly fill out such forms.
Correctly and efficiently work with the USPTO EFS-Web system when submitting U.S. and/or PCT documents.
Understand and work effectively with the USPTO Private-Pair System, Maintenance Fee Payment System, and Electronic Patent Assignment System.
Understand and use paper filing methods for patent-related submissions in the event that electronic methods are not available.
Follow processes to ensure effective compliance with duty of disclosure for relevant pending U.S. patent applications.
Understand all docketing considerations for various stages in U.S. and PCT prosecution, and be able to apply such knowledge to ensure docket system entries are correctly made by administrative staff, advising appropriate corrections and courses of action as needed to help maintain an effective docketing check-and-balance system for docketing accuracy.
Correspond with foreign agents for patent matters and assist with foreign filings and prosecution where applicable.
Communicate effectively with the USPTO and relevant examiners and boards.
Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality.
Follow docketing and filing procedures for patent matters to ensure consistent and accurate tracking of related deadlines and activities.
Ensure patent maintenance and annuity fees are authorized by company management and paid in a timely fashion.
Responsibly and effectively utilize the USPTO financial manager for U.S. and PCT patent transactions.
Work effectively with an assigned mentor/manager on the above responsibilities, receptively implementing suggestions and constructive feedback provided by the assigned mentor/manager. Level of mentoring will vary, depending on demonstrated knowledge and experience.
Understand and interpret 2D drawings and 3D CAD models, as well as actual prototypes, and ask appropriate questions of inventors, engineers, and/or designers to obtain a thorough understanding of LSI technology.
Attend labs where technology under development is being tested to gain more understanding of how the technology is used.
Perform other related duties and projects as business needs require at direction of management.
Thorough knowledge of U.S. Patent Laws, Rules, and Examination Procedures.
Thorough knowledge of PCT Rules and Procedures.
Demonstrated technical proficiency.
Ability to identify and understand novel mechanisms and processes.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent persuasion skills and ability to think logically.
Receptive to training and constructive criticism.
Works independently, but is comfortable asking questions and receiving direction.
Ability to multi-task and manage time.
Flexibility and dedication to work towards time-sensitive deadlines.
Adept with Microsoft Windows and MS-Office 2010/2013 (specifically with MS-Word, MS-Outlook, and MS-Excel).
Expert at deciphering mechanical drawings.
Proficiency with AutoCAD 2-D drafting software and/or AutoCAD Inventor software is a plus.
Two-to-five years patent prosecution experience. Receipt of patent application drafting and prosecution mentorship at a law firm or in-house is a plus.
Previous experience as an engineer and/or scientist is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.
Concentration in mechanical or biomedical engineering or equivalent work experience is preferred.
Coursework in and/or understanding of human anatomy is a plus.
Registered patent agent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to eight hours per day.
Frequently required to lift and/or carry from 1-5 lbs., occasionally 25-30 lbs.
Frequently required to push and/or pull from 1-2 lbs., occasionally 10-20 lbs.
Routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
Regularly required to talk and/or hear, see, see color, handle/reach, and perform repetitive motion.
Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering with substantial experience drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required. The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.
RMSC² is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis.
Contact Please email your resume to: email@example.com, and please visit our website. RMSC² is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC² does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion will happen at interview.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: McLean, Virginia
Cesari and McKenna, LLP is seeking an experienced attorney with a background in patent prosecution. The position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to develop and grow an existing practice in a boutique environment, among a supportive team.
A minimum of seven years of practice is preferred. A candidate must have substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Additional experience in patent portfolio development, infringement and invalidity opinions, Inter Partes Review proceedings/Reexaminations, International Trade Commission proceedings, trademark prosecution or related matters is desirable. A degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, or biology is preferred, however, other technical backgrounds will be considered.
An ideal candidate will have a book of portable business, and the demonstrated ability to manage client relationships.
Cesari and McKenna, LLP offers a highly competitive compensation package including percentage-based profit sharing, generous benefits and a flexible working environment. The firm represent fortune 500 companies and individual inventors, handing a diverse range of matters in a variety of technology areas. The firm is seeking self-motivated attorneys looking for a platform to build their practice.
Contact To apply, please email Joan Barry Walsh, CLM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest and most respected intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm. With more than 400 team members across the country, our firm prepares, files and prosecutes thousands of patent and trademark applications every year and has been repeatedly recognized as Canada’s leading IP firm in numerous Canadian and international surveys.
We are seeking a qualified Patent Agent / Lawyer to join our Calgary office.
An ideal candidate will be a Canadian and/or United States lawyer and patent agent with 3+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution working with clients primarily in energy and/or electronics/computer related technologies. He/she will have a technical background in electrical or computer engineering, chemical engineering, physics and/or chemistry. Experience with patent litigation and/or patent and technology licensing would be an asset. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are essential.
Smart & Biggar is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
No recruiters or agencies please.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intellectual Property group of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is seeking a patent agent or a second to fifth year associate with substantial experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Excellent academics are required. Candidate must be a member of the Patent Bar and have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. Relevant technological experience with semiconductor processes and packaging, wireless (preferably with 802.11) communications, consumer products, software, cloud computing, network technologies, wireless technologies, wireless communications, and/or consumer electronics is preferred.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking Patent Attorneys or Agents with a background in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields (background in Optics is a plus). Applicants should have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm, and experience drafting patent applications is preferred. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice. Competitive salary and benefits package.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Patent group is seeking an Associate with two or more years of experience to be based in Denver, Salt Lake City or Seattle. This Associate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
The following qualifications are required:
A minimum of two years of patent attorney experience
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Engineering with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering work experience
Strong academic performance
In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
Contact Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; or Seattle, Washington