BioTech Patent Agent

Employer
Mintz Levin
Location
San Francisco, California
Salary
n/a
Posted
Oct 19, 2017
Closes
Nov 18, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological, Biotechnical, Law / Patents
Work Function
Attorney / Patent Agent
Job Type
Full time

BioTech Patent Agent

Department: Technology Specialists
Office: San Francisco, CA

Description
We are looking for a Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join our San Francisco office. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of experience. Apply by sending your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to lateralrecruiting@mintz.com and referencing this position in the subject line of your e-mail. Search Firms with an active fee agreement are also welcome to submit candidate materials to lateralrecruiting@mintz.com for this position.

Responsibilities

Patent Agents work under the supervision and guidance of partners and associates in our Intellectual Property section and perform a variety of patent-related activities, primarily in the areas of patent prosecution, freedom to operate analysis, and due diligence work.  Specific duties include the following:

·         Work with clients on innovative and cutting edge biotechnology to procure patent protection by drafting and prosecuting patent applications. 

·         Assist with patent strategy for creating IP portfolios

·         Manage IP portfolios and coordinate world-wide prosecution with foreign associates in various foreign jurisdictions.

·         Assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents in a variety of biology fields

·         Assist in IP diligence on biotech initial public offerings (IPO) and other capital markets transactions

·         Work with venture capitalist on IP diligence for potential investments

·         Work on IP landscapes to identify third party patents and patent applications

·         Collaborate with colleagues on various projects.  

·         Adapt effectively in different team environment.

·         Present ideas, reasoning and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues.          

Qualifications

·         Ph.D. degree in the biological life science area (e.g., Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology or related areas)

·         Demonstrated knowledge in some of the following scientific fields: biology, cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, molecular biology, and/or chemistry 

·         Demonstrated scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary which also includes the following skills: analyzing and explaining abstract scientific concepts and terms synthesizing a large amount of scientific or technological literature into a systematic and concise description of the state of the art; and differentiating and describing important differences among related scientific discoveries or technological breakthroughs.

·         Demonstrated skills verbally presenting scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.

·         Several years’ of patent prosecution experience