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Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney (Chemistry)

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Company BCG Attorney Search Location Los Angeles, CA, United States



1-10 yrs required



Nov 30, 2022

Dec 30, 2022


Los Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a patent prosecution associate attorney (chemistry) with 2+ years of the law firm or in-house patent prosecution experience. The candidate will advise clients on obtaining and enforcing patent protection, licensing or acquiring patent rights, executing financing and other business transactions, and navigating the patent landscape in their various industries. 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. Specific duties include the following: Assess scientific literature, patents, and patent application documents, each encompassing a variety of chemical subjects, including organic, synthetic, and medicinal chemistry, as well as material science. Understand, critique, and provide insightful opinions on scientific data relating to inventions. Conduct a 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. Compose patent applications comprising a comprehensive background of the field of an invention, a description of critical features and components of the invention, and a set of claims clearly and distinctly defining the invention. Draft responses to rejection of a patent application for an invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other worldwide Patent Offices, providing detailed analysis of the scientific or patent references cited in the rejection, assessing the difference between the invention and the citations, and presenting convincing arguments and reasoning why the patent application is to be allowed as a patent. Collaborate with colleagues on various projects. Adapt effectively in different team environments. Present ideas, reasoning, and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues. Provide insightful feedback and arguments to colleagues on their ideas. Work with clients on innovative and cutting-edge technologies to procure patent protection and build IP portfolios. Should have M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry. Must have knowledge in the following scientific fields: organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences. Should have scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary that 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. USPTO or Bar admission is required.

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