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Mid-Level Biotechnology Patent Associate

Los Angeles, Ca · Legal
A well established Law Firm is seeking a patent associate with a minimum of 5 years of patent counseling experience, including patent prosecution and patent validity and noninfringement opinions, to join our pre-eminent, national Intellectual Property Department’s Chemical, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Practice Group. Qualified candidate must hold a PhD in the biological sciences (i.e. Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Immunology) or a related field and must have demonstrated strength in developing a comprehensive IP strategy for large patent portfolios. Ideal candidate will have immediately transferable skills, strong legal writing and research skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong academic background, and law firm experience. Admission to practice before the USPTO is required.

Our firm offers a sophisticated practice in a team-based, positive, and collegial environment. We value collegiality, creativity, and intellectual curiosity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. To be considered, the candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school and must be in good standing and an active member of the Bar of the jurisdiction(s) in which the candidate is admitted to practice. Timely admission to the Bar coinciding with office of hire will be a condition of employment.

Our firm offers a comprehensive benefit program which currently includes Paid Time Off; Paid Holidays; Medical, Dental and Vision insurance; 401(k) Retirement; Disability and Life insurance; Adoption Assistance; Backup Care for Dependents. Pursuant to the CA Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act, the expected salary range for this position is between $295,000 - $355,000. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

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