Biotechnology Patent Attorney or Patent Agent

Sughrue Mion PLLC
Washington, DC
May 11, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Sughrue Mion, PLLC, a leading Intellectual Property law firm located in Washington, DC, is seeking a Biotechnology Patent Attorney or Patent Agent. This position will prepare and prosecute biotechnology-related patent applications. Remote work arrangement available. Essential Functions: Perform various tasks related to patent prosecution including: all aspects of preparing and prosecuting patent applications; conducting examiner interviews; and arranging for patentability, state-of-the-art, infringement, validity searches, or prepare patentability opinions. Education & Experience: Advanced degree (Ph.D.) is optional but preferred. Preferred areas of study/work experience include, but are not limited to, genetics, immunology, cell biology, proteomics, virology, bacteriology, and molecular biology. Law degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to at least one State bar (for attorney). Strong academic credentials. Registered to practice before the USPTO. One or more years of substantial recent patent prosecution experience. Skills: * Excellent writing, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills * Strong technical knowledge and understanding of various biological systems * Ability to work well under pressure, and adjust quickly to changing priorities * Good interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with others * Ability to exercise sound judgment * Ability to manage time, people, and resources in order to meet deadlines * Ability to take initiative, manage projects and handle multiple competing priorities * Flexibility and ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities

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