Patent Agent (Life Sciences) Job in Austin, TX Near Me - 287898 | BCGSearch.com

Patent Agent (Life Sciences)

Type Full-Time

Location Texas - Austin

Job ID 9BQ0287898

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas Patent Agents - PhysicsPatent Agents - Cellular TechnologyPatent Agents - BiochemistryPatent Agents - Molecular Biology

2024-02-08 22:47:29

Austin office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a patent agent (life sciences) with 2+ years of experience. The candidate will prepare draft patent applications in particular incorporating scientific aspects of inventions. Will 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 a liaison between, inventors and the Patent and Trademark Office in connection with all aspects of the 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. Should have a background in biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, DNA sequencing, immunology, physics, material science, or related medical device or life sciences technology. Advanced degrees preferred. Should have solid experience in patent prosecution, as well as some experience in patent portfolio analysis, due diligence, or other IP transactional matters. Experience in PTAB proceedings would be a plus. Must have an excellent academic record and be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in an area of expertise is essential. Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office preferred. Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within the area of expertise is essential. Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies is essential.

The candidate should have the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports. Must have the ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty. Strong investigative and problem resolution skills essential. Bachelors degree in life sciences essential. Ability to effectively communicate complex factual, technical information essential. Must have the ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information needed. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals are essential. Advanced oral and written communication skills are needed. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints needed. The ability to learn and capably use various software packages is essential. Must have the ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to facilitate individual and group meetings needed. The ability to understand and comply with confidentiality issues and ethical responsibilities is essential. Ability to travel to private and public buildings via private or public conveyance to assist in attending to client needs on legal matters needed.

This Texas-headquartered elite firm is appealing for associates interested in energy work. The firm is serious about its career development. Junior associates are assigned a senior associate mentor and formal training at the firm is guaranteed. Associates confirmed the firm has an encouragement aspect and all workers strive to the best job they can do. This firm has gained important recognition in the community for its diversity efforts. Pro bono is popular among the attorneys and most have devoted over 100 years each year to pro bono efforts. Thefirm pays top-of-market compensation.

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