Mid To Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney Job in Chicago, IL Near Me - 315358 | BCGSearch.com

Mid To Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Illinois - Chicago

Job ID F9EQ315358

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 3 - Max. 8 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

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

Practice Areas IP - Patent - Cellular TechnologyIP - Patent - BiochemistryIP - Patent - BiologyIP - Patent - Molecular BiologyIP - Patent - Organic chemistryIP - Patent - GeneticsIP - Patent - Medicine

2023-11-30 00:30:50

Job Overview: A law firm located in Chicago, IL, is seeking a Mid to Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney to play a pivotal role in the firm's patent practice, focusing on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, freedom to operate, and due diligence analysis projects in the life sciences sector. The ideal candidate should be a registered patent attorney with 3-8 years of patent experience and an advanced degree in biological sciences. They will work collaboratively with colleagues and clients, provide technical expertise, and contribute to the growth of the firm's patent portfolios for life sciences products.

Duties:

  • Work on all aspects of patent practice, with a particular emphasis on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, freedom to operate, and due diligence search and analysis projects.
  • Offer technical expertise in the field of life sciences patent practice.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues and in-house counsel to address IP-related issues throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Conduct freedom to operate and IP due diligence searches and analyses in support of licensing, acquisitions, and research and development activities for small- and large-molecule products.
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications and actively contribute to building robust patent portfolios for pipeline products and platform technologies.
  • Liaise with clients, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and foreign associates regarding domestic and foreign patent application processes and strategies.
  • Engage in professional growth and training opportunities with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Collaborate with talented and team-oriented colleagues across various practice groups and office locations.
  • Have opportunities for career advancement in a collegial work environment.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered patent attorney.
  • Hold an advanced degree in biological sciences (Ph.D.) in areas such as molecular or cell biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, organic chemistry, or biochemistry.
  • Possess 3-8 years of patent experience in the life sciences field.
  • Demonstrate superior academic qualifications and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Prior experience in a law firm working with patents in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors is preferred.
  • Maintain current registration and good standing with the USPTO.

Skills:

  • Leadership skills and the ability to excel in a team-oriented work environment.
  • Strong interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills both internally and externally.
  • Experience working with attorneys, staff, and clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding law school credentials and references.

This Mid to Senior Level Life Sciences Patent Associate Attorney position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a reputable law firm's patent practice while working on cutting-edge life sciences technologies and developing valuable legal and technical skills.

This full-service firm in Chicago has a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. With additional offices throughout the Midwest and the East Coast, the firm has over 200 lawyers ready to serve their clients. New associates are assigned to one of five sections: Bond/Municipal Finance, Business, Labor, Litigation, or Real Estate. New associates are encouraged to let the firm know what areas interest them, but all attorneys are expected to be willing to work in a wide variety of areas. New associates are also provided with early client contact. While some associates arent ecstatic with the firms bonus structure, this mid-tier firm does pay higher than many similar firms in the area.

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