Patent Attorney Job in Washington, DC Near Me - 317701 |

Patent Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location District of Columbia - Washington

Job ID DY9O317701

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 3 - Max. 5 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas IP - Patent - ChemistryIP - Patent - BiochemistryIP - Patent - BiologyIP - Patent - BiotechnologyIP - Patent - Molecular BiologyIP - Patent - Organic chemistryIP - Patent - GeneticsIP - Patent - MedicineIP - Patent - Chemical Engineering

2024-02-15 04:11:40

A law firm in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Patent Attorney with expertise in Biotechnology and/or Chemistry. The candidate will collaborate with world-class inventors and innovators across various industries, contributing to patent searches, applications, and the management of intellectual property portfolios. The role requires a JD, active U.S. attorney licensure, and 3-5 years of experience in patent prosecution.



  • Work with inventors and innovators in diverse industries to conduct patent searches and analyses.
  • Review and understand advances in technology, particularly in biotechnology and chemistry.
  • Prepare and file patent applications with the USPTO and internationally.
  • Contribute to crafting and managing intellectual property (IP) and patent portfolios for clients.
  • Collaborate with formal advisors and have the opportunity to request an advisor change annually.



  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree and active attorney licensure in a U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Eligibility to waive into the D.C. Bar or willingness and eligibility to sit for the D.C. Bar exam.
  • Master's or PhD preferred in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular genetics, human genetics, chemical engineering, immunology, or related scientific discipline.
  • USPTO registration number preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience practicing patent prosecution at another law firm.
  • Strong foundation in intellectual property (IP) and patent law.
  • Previous wet lab experience preferred.
  • Stellar academic credentials.



  • Patent prosecution expertise.
  • Understanding of biotechnology and chemistry advancements.
  • IP and patent portfolio management.
  • Legal research and analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.

The corporate law office is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The law firm was formed in 1978. Area of specialization is intellectual property law. More than fifty adept lawyers comprise the firm. A number of their practice disciplines consist of patent prosecution, litigation-appeals, reexamination, licensing and trademark. There are seventeen practice industries such as biotechnology, electronics, consumer products and food science-packaging. The law practice embraces community outreach. As a result, attorneys are hands-on in many community service activities during the year.

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