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San Francisco office of our client seeks biotech/chemistry patent agent with 3+ years of experience. The candidate will work under the supervision and guidance of associates and partners in the 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. Will assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents, each encompassing a variety of biology fields, including cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, crystallography, and molecular biology, and possibly materials science and multiple chemistry areas, including organic, synthetic, and physical chemistry. Understand, critique and provide insightful opinion on scientific data relating to inventions. Conduct comprehensive search for scientific articles, patents and patent application documents relevant to the subject of an invention. Perform in-depth analysis comparing an invention with existing discoveries or inventions. Identify essential elements, features or components of an invention. Draft and prosecute patent applications. Coordinate world-wide prosecution with foreign associates in various foreign jurisdictions. Draft responses to rejections of a patent application for an invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other foreign patent offices. Collaborate with colleagues on various projects. Adapt effectively in different team environment. Present ideas, reasoning and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues. Provide insightful feedback and arguments to colleagues on their ideas. Work on IP landscapes to identify third party patents and patent applications in a field of interest. Assist clients in identifying white space to help shape their research and development plan. Analyze and explain 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 differentiate and describe important differences among related scientific discoveries or technological breakthroughs. Must have Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or related area. Knowledge in the following scientific fields: biology, cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, molecular biology are essential.
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