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Biotech Patent Agent

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 31, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 13, 2020

Posted on

Aug 13, 2019

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Patent Agent
The candidate will be working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Should have strong academic credentials. Should have advanced degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, or pharmacology. Interpersonal and writing skills are required.

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Hiring Coordinator
Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
750 Seventh Avenue
New York City, NY 10019

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"Junior Paralegal"

Former Employee Junior Paralegal in Chicago,IL City, - Reviewed on February 14, 2020

Before having attorneys assign complex projects to paralegals, such as those where legal research is required, consider having the paralegal complete several mock assignments, to ensure the knowledge to perform the task satisfactorily is there. Cite-checking with the bluebook can be assignned more freely, but legal research requires a skill that needs to be built over time.

Pros : Opportunity to work of various types of cases, learn many aspects of paralegal work through training and assignments, and be able to discuss backgroud of cases with associates and partners.
Cons : If work becomes scarce (happened to me when many attorneys left the firm several years ago), you might be assigned a document review or inventory/document storage project and start wondering about the stability of your position. If this happens, you will feel it necessary to directly ask attorneys or more senior paralegals about projects you can do or help with, in order to show you're contributing to the firm.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2016
Job type : Full time
Length of Employment : 1-2 years

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