The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3+ years of patent drafting prosecution experience in the areas of biotechnology and chemistry. Responsibilities include working with the firm's clients and counsels in all aspects of the patent practice, preparing and prosecuting applications, conducting patentability searches, preparing reexamination requests, responding to foreign office actions and preparing instructions to foreign associates, and in general assisting and working on matters and proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a variety of foreign patent and trademark offices.
Candidate must have excellent academic credentials. An advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, microbiology and/or chemistry is required and a Ph.D. is preferred. Admission to the Patent Bar is required and the Patent Attorney must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school, and be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which the candidate is admitted to practice. Compensation is commensurate with experience and can include salary, or salary and percentage of billings. Increases in billing percentages are also commensurate with experience. Partnership track is also available for strong performers.
Job Type: Full-time