Patent Agent

Full-time 19 views
Company Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Location Houston, TX, United States

Law Firm

Legal Staff

2-3 yrs required

Full-time

May 03, 2022

Aug 16, 2022

Jun 30, 2021

Profile

Patent Agent
Candidate will work with the chemical and biotechnology patent prosecution team and the job responsibilities will involve U.S. and foreign patent prosecution practice, including preparation and filing of patent applications, office action responses, and development of patentability search reports. Will also provide opportunities to assist on freedom-to-operate, patentability, and inventorship opinions, to work on post-issuance practice projects, and to provide litigation support. Will be involved in telephonic, e-mail and in-person meetings with many prestigious clients which include international pharmaceutical companies, mid-size biotechnology companies, emerging companies and major research institutions. Will reviewing invention disclosures and participating in discussions with inventors to understand their technologies and innovations; searching literature and patent databases to determine the patentability of inventions; drafting written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection; writing patent applications; preparing responses to communications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; developing arguments for patentability to Patent Office Examiners; and reviewing patents as part of the IP due diligence for a potential acquisition or merger. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in one of the aforementioned fields (such as cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and the like); post-doctoral experience is a plus. 2-3 years' patent prosecution experience is preferred. Will also have superior academic credentials as well as very strong writing skills and oral communication skills.

Additional info

Requisition Number: PATEN01549. Send resume, law school transcript, and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Four Houston Center
Suite 1300 , 1221 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

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