Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Patent Agent - Life Sciences in New York, New York
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading global law firms firm with over 4,000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking to hire a Patent Agent for the IP-Life Sciences Practice Group. This position may reside in any of our Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Chicago, Houston, Silicon Valley, Orange County, Century City, and San Francisco offices.
Morgan Lewis is a leading choice for businesses seeking protection of valuable Intellectual Property rights. The firm has more than 150 intellectual property professionals and technical specialists.
The Patent Agent is supervised by the local Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader, but will have daily contact with, and receive guidance from, all of the partners in the practice group for whom this individual provides support.
Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office
Performing prior art searches and analysis
Engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships
Prepare substantive client correspondence
Instruct local counsel for foreign filings and Office Actions
Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
Ability to apply advanced concepts in any life sciences field, with particular emphasis and/or expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry
Study and analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess patentability, novelty and inventiveness
Draft new patent applications
Convert prior provisional applications into utility applications
Convert foreign filed applications into U.S. applications
Convert U.S. applications into foreign applications
Education and experience:
An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a biological field, including for example Biochemistry or Molecular Biology, with excellent academic credentials
At least one year of experience as a practicing patent agent in the field of life sciences
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Excellent writing and research abilities are a must, as well as proficiency in written and verbal communication, and strong organizational skills
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.
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Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.