Patent Agent - Life Science

Location: Mountain View, CA
Date Posted: 08-06-2018
KJM Staffing Solutions has a great opportunity for a Patent Agent with 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience in a mid to large sized law firm. Our client is a top ranked global law firm and this role will be based in the Mountain View office.  This role offers a high base and excellent benefits and office culture.

The ideal candidate has excellent academic credentials and an advanced degree in Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or other related discipline.  Must be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Must have prior experience representing pharma and life sciences companies in patent prosecution, reexamination or IPR proceedings, due diligence, and freedom to operate investigations.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Drafting patent applications
  • Managing domestic and international dockets
  • Preparing responses to US and foreign Office Actions
  • Corresponding with foreign associates
  • Formulating search strategies
  • Analyzing patents in connection with due diligence or freedom to operate opinions, and evaluating patentable subject matter
  • Performs any and all other duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced degree in Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or other related discipline. 
  • Must be a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 
  • 2-4 years prior work experience in a law firm required
  • Prior work experience as a scientist strongly preferred. 
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