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Mid To Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney

Company name
BCG Attorney Search

2-13 yrs required

Philadelphia, PA, United States


Posted on
Jan 23, 2024


Job Title: Mid To Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney

Job Overview: A law firm in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a Mid To Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney to join their team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing technical expertise in life sciences patent practice, handling patent application preparation and prosecution, and working closely with colleagues and clients on IP-related matters. This role offers the opportunity for professional growth in a collaborative and dynamic environment.


  • Work on all aspects of patent practice with a specific focus on patent application preparation and prosecution.
  • Provide technical expertise in life sciences patent practice.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and in-house counsel on IP-related issues across the product lifecycle.
  • Conduct freedom to operate and IP due diligence search and analysis for licensing, acquisitions, and research and development projects.
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications, contributing to the development of strong patent portfolios for pipeline products and platform technologies.
  • Liaise with clients, the USPTO, and foreign associates to strategize and manage domestic and foreign patent applications.
  • Explore opportunities for advancement in a collegial work environment.
  • Receive training and progressively assume greater responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of colleagues across practice groups and office locations.


  • Must be a registered patent attorney.
  • Possess an advanced degree and research experience in biological sciences.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the position.
  • Hold 3-8 years of patent experience in life sciences.
  • Hold a Ph.D. in biological sciences, such as molecular or cell biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, organic chemistry, or biochemistry.
  • Exhibit a superior academic record, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Prior law firm experience with patents in pharmaceutical and life sciences fields.
  • Be currently registered and in good standing with the USPTO.


  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Keen interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Previous experiences that facilitate working with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • High motivation and a self-starter attitude.
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding law school credentials and strong references.

Company info

BCG Attorney Search
125 Park Avenue, 25th floor
New York
New York
United States 10017
Phone : (212) 232-0277
Fax : (213) 895-7306

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