Patent Agent - Life Sciences Attorney jobs in Texas
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Austin office of our client seeks patent agent with relevant experience. The candidate will be working with the firm's clients and counsel in all aspects of the patent practice, including assisting in evaluating invention disclosures, preparing and prosecuting applications, and working on proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Should have an advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic synthetic chemistry, organic chemistry, cellular/molecular biology, genetics, immunology, cancer biology, biophysics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or similar programs. Current Patent Bar membership with previous law firm experience and/or industry experience are strongly preferred.
This large firm is well known for its expertise in representing growing high-tech companies in all stages of their development, and it has offices in technology centers around the globe. It has been involved in a large number of IPO's as well as many M&A transactions. A full range of legal services are provided to the firm's clients, and it has attorneys that practice litigation, intellectual property, tax, employment and other types of law. The workload at this firm can be intense at times, but attorneys still have time to pursue their interests outside of work.
Austin office of our client seeks patent agent (life sciences) with relevant experience. The candidate will be responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. Will be preparing draft patent applications and draft response to communications from the USPTO. Assist attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. Prepare draft patent applications in particular incorporating scientific aspects of inventions. Prepare draft responses to communications from U.S. and foreign patent offices with regard to factual and other scientific matters. Discuss the scientific aspects of inventions with clients and inventors and thereafter provide attorneys with a report on those discussions. Communicate with, and act as liaison between, inventors and Patent and Trademark Office in connection with all aspects of patent application process. Evaluate and report on the technological aspects of inventions and other scientific matters. Advise attorneys on general and specific technologies and investigate those technologies as needed. Draft, organize, analyze, review and summarize documents. Review and analyze client and other files. Conduct regulatory and factual research. Communicate face-to-face, by e-mail and by telephone with staff, clients, vendors, and PTO and agency personnel. Coordinate workflow with outside service providers. Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost effective manner. Identify and analyze complex patent issues and problems and implement solutions. Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality. Provide direction and guidance to legal support staff on specific issues, as appropriate. Stay abreast of technology trends and make recommendations regarding technology needs. Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Must have a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, and preferably an advanced degree in organic chemistry. Must be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Here is a truly solid Texas firm with a strong Austin office. This firm is very strong in most practice groups, and in our opinion is one of the best firms to work for in Texas. Period. The firm has a lot of heritage in Texas and has managed to draw some well known political figures into its partnership ranks. The associates we have spoken with at this firm describe it as a good place to work and for the most part the associates working here believe that the partners are friendly and accessible. The Austin office of this firm feels much more entrepreneurial than many of the Firm's other offices throughout the United States. Additionally, among all Texas firms this firm consistently ranks near the top for quality of life issues and the associates who work here all seem to be fairly enthusiastic about the quality of life of the firm. This firm compensates its associates very well, and there are few complaints about compensation issues. We should note that one thing that is notable about this firm is that it does appear very well positioned at most times because it is consistently able to generate work and keep its associates in most departments busy.