Patent Prosecution Associate (chemistry)

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Company Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C Location New York City, NY, United States

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Min 2 yrs required


May 19, 2022

Sep 01, 2022

Jul 27, 2021


Patent Prosecution Associate (Chemistry)
Responsibilities: Associate with a minimum of two years of patent prosecution experience and an advanced degree in organic or medicinal chemistry or relevant laboratory experience to join Mintz’s IP Prosecution team. Work directly with clients on innovative and cutting-edge technologies to develop IP strategy, procure patent protection and build IP portfolios. 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 opinion 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 environment. Present ideas, reasoning, and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues. Provide insightful feedback and arguments to colleagues on their ideas.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. degree in organic or medicinal chemistry. Graduated with a JD or LLM from an ABA accredited law school. Admitted to or eligible for admission to the California, MA, DC, or NY bar. Must have 2 years of law firm or in-house patent prosecution experience. USPTO admission required. Demonstrated knowledge in the following scientific fields: organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences. Demonstrated skills verbally presenting scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists. Demonstrated 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. Able to balance and prioritize multiple competing priorities and responsibilities, be highly organized and exercise extreme attention to detail. Able to collaborate and work effectively in team settings.

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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C
Chrysler Center
666 Third Avenue
New York City, NY 10017

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