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Patent Agent

Company name
Ice Miller LLP

Philadelphia, NC, United States

Employment Type

Intellectual Property, Sciences, Legal

Posted on
Jun 04, 2023


Ice Miller seeks a patent agent with at least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patents in a variety of life science, biotech, and pharmaceutical matters. The patent agent will work on all aspects of patent practice with particular focus on freedom to operate and due diligence search and analysis projects and preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Candidates must be registered patent agents and have an advanced degree in the biological sciences and research experience in biological sciences. They should be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

In this position, you will:

Provide technical expertise in life sciences or pharmaceutical patent practice

Conduct freedom to operate and/or IP due diligence search and analysis in support of the licensing and acquisitions and/or research and development of small- and large-molecule products

Prepare and prosecute patent applications, and help develop strong patent portfolios for drug candidates

Liaise with clients and foreign associates regarding the domestic and foreign patent application processes and strategies

Communicate with the USPTO as necessary

Identify and review ongoing issues that might affect the patent process

Help develop patent portfolios, manage the patent docket, and communicate dates and ensure deadlines are met

The ideal candidate will have:

Ph.D. in molecular or cell biology, microbiology, or genetics, and research experience in biological sciences

Prior experience with patents in pharmaceutical and life sciences fields

Current registration and in good standing with the USPTO required

3 years of experience as a patent agent

Excel in a team environment

Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills both internally and externally

Have prior experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own

Be highly motivated and a self-starter

Be flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Have excellent written and oral communication skills

Have excellent credentials and references

Our patent agents enjoy:

Competitive salaries

Quality benefits programs including an annual stipend to support their interests and hobbies outside of the workplace

Workplace flexibility and remote work opportunity

One-on-One Career coaching and outstanding professional development opportunities and support

Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, a cover letter, and academic transcripts.

For any questions and all search firm submissions, please contact Attorney Talent Manager Kiva Zytnick

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With over 350 lawyers in offices located in Baltimore, Columbus, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the most talented in the country. Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer and certified under The Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 5.0

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