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Mid-Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney

Company name
BCG Attorney Search

Experience
2-10 yrs required

Location
Chicago, IL, United States

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Feb 09, 2024

Valid Through
Mar 10, 2024

Profile

Job Overview: A law firm in Chicago, IL, seeks a Mid-Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney to provide technical expertise in life sciences patent practice. The ideal candidate will work closely with colleagues and in-house counsel on IP-related issues throughout the product lifecycle, conduct freedom to operate and/or IP due diligence searches, prepare and prosecute patent applications, and liaise with clients, the USPTO, and foreign associates regarding patent application processes and strategies.

Duties:

  • Provide technical expertise in life sciences patent practice
  • Work closely with colleagues and in-house counsel on IP-related issues throughout the product lifecycle
  • Conduct freedom to operate and/or IP due diligence search and analysis in support of licensing and acquisitions and/or research and development of large-molecule products
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications and help develop strong patent portfolios for pipeline products and platform technologies
  • Liaise with clients, the USPTO, and foreign associates regarding the domestic and foreign patent application processes and strategies

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. (or master's or other advanced degree) in biological sciences (e.g., molecular or cell biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, or biochemistry)
  • Superior academic record, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and strong attention to detail
  • Prior law firm experience with patents in pharmaceutical and life sciences fields
  • Current registration and good standing with the USPTO are required
  • 3-8 years of patent experience, which may include experience as a patent specialist, patent agent, and patent attorney
  • Leadership skills and ability to excel in a team environment
  • Keen interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills both internally and externally
  • Prior experiences that prepare the candidate to work with attorneys, staff, and clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent law school credentials and references

Education and Certifications:

  • Ph.D. or master's degree in biological sciences
  • Current registration and in good standing with the USPTO

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to excel in a team environment
  • Relationship-building skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Motivated and self-starter mentality

Benefits offered:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Quality benefits programs including an annual stipend to support interests and hobbies outside of the workplace
  • Workplace flexibility
  • One-on-One Career Coaching
  • Professional development opportunities and support

 

Company info

BCG Attorney Search
200 South Wacker Drive, 31st Floor
Chicago
Illinois
United States 60606
Phone : (312) 321-9411
Fax : (213) 895-7306

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