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ProfileSan Francisco office of an AmLaw firm seeks biotech patent agent preferably with 3+ years of patent prosecution experience. The candidate will work under the supervision and guidance of partners in the IP 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 work with clients on innovative and cutting-edge biotechnology to procure patent protection and build IP portfolios. Work with scientists and/or inventors to draft patent applications. Draft Office Action responses and prosecute patent applications. Manage IP portfolios and coordinate worldwide prosecution with foreign associates in various foreign jurisdictions. Assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents in a variety of biology fields. Assist with IP diligence on biotech initial public offerings (IPO) and other capital markets transactions. Work with venture capitalists on IP diligence for potential investments. Work on IP landscapes to identify third-party patents and patent applications. Should have a Ph.D. degree in the biological life science areas (bioinformatics, data science and machine learning are a plus). Must have ability to analyze scientific papers and/or patent references and present ideas, legal and scientific reasoning and conclusions in both verbal and written format. Should demonstrate skills to present scientific concepts, analysis/reasoning, and conclusions to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.
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