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Patent Prosecution Special Counsel (Life Sciences)

Type Full-Time

Location District of Columbia - Washington

Job ID QUXA233082

Skills IP - Patent - BiologyIP - Patent - Molecular BiologyIP - Patent - GeneticsIP - Patent - Medicine

2021-11-25 01:48:48

Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks patent prosecution special counsel (life sciences) with 2+ years of patent prosecution experience in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, or related biological science to join the IP Prosecution team. The candidate will assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents, each encompassing a variety of biology fields, including DNA sequencing technologies, cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, genetics, and molecular biology. Will understand, critique and provide insightful opinion on scientific data relating to inventions. Conduct comprehensive search for scientific articles, patents and patent application documents relevant to subject of an invention. Perform in-depth analysis comparing an invention with existing discoveries or inventions. Identify essential elements, features or components of an invention. Compose patent applications comprising a comprehensive background of the field of an invention, a description of critical features and components of the invention, and a set of claims clearly and distinctly defining the invention. Draft responses to rejection of a patent application for an invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other worldwide Patent Offices, providing detailed analysis of the scientific or patent references cited in the rejection, assessing the difference between the invention and the citations, and presenting convincing arguments and reasoning why the patent application is to be allowed as a patent. Collaborate with colleagues on various projects; adapt effectively in different team environments; present ideas, reasoning and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues; provide insightful feedback and arguments to colleagues on their ideas. Work with clients in prosecuting patent applications; formulate and ask clients questions essential to clarifying the distinct features or properties of the invention; investigate and respond promptly to clients' inquiries about the prosecution of patent applications. Collaboration with team members is an important component of any role at firm. Must have a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, genetics, immunology, or related biological science, with experience prosecuting applications in the DNA sequencing space. Should have an LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school. Must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the California Bar. USPTO admission required.

The candidate should be graduated with a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school. Must have skills verbally presenting scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists. Scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary that also includes the following skills: analyzing and explaining abstract scientific concepts and terms synthesizing a large amount of scientific or technological literature into a systematic and concise description of the state of the art; and differentiating and describing important differences among related scientific discoveries or technological breakthroughs. Must be able to balance and prioritize multiple competing priorities and responsibilities, be highly organized and exercise extreme attention to detail. Should be able to collaborate and work effectively in team settings.

Built on excellence and driven by change, this AmLaw 100 firm is appealing to associates for its nimble, collaborative legal teams addressing the shifting legal and regulatory requirements of the global market?s most competitive industries. Associates regard the firm as one of the ?heathiest work environments? they have worked in, as well as dealing with interesting work and early responsibility or junior associates. The firm is dedicated to pro bono work, using their program to provide training and guidance for associates. Compensation at this firm is competitive with peer firms in the region.

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