Chemical/Biotech Patent Attorney/Agent
We are presently recruiting for both a biotech and a chemistry patent agent or attorney. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for biotechnology and/or chemistry-related matters. As the positions will require communication with inventors and drafting patent applications, excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. The firm’s clients include global corporations in biotechnology, chemistry and life sciences that expect the highest quality of legal services. As a boutique IP firm, our clients benefit from personalized attention and efficient handling of patent matters. Experience with patent and literature searching a plus. Also experience with freedom to operate operate opinions is highly desired.
Experience drafting or assisting on freedom-to-operate opinions also strongly preferred. Position requires a PhD or Masters degree with experience in biotechnology or chemistry related field.
MMV IP is a nationally-recognized leader in chemistry/biotechnology patent prosecution. For 2019, MMV IP was ranked twelfth on Harrity Analytics’ list of most granted patents in USPTO Tech Center 1600, which covers “Biotechnology and Organics”.
We particularly seek candidates with a demonstrated track record of drafting and prosecuting patent applications for innovative biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical corporations. Strong candidates will have demonstrated: scientific expertise and persuasive writing skills; deep knowledge of best practices in patent prosecution; and effective oral presentation and explanation of work product. The successful candidate:
must be admitted to practice before the USPTO;
preferably be local to the DC/MD/VA region and/or be willing to relocate;
must be capable of working independently and remotely to support partners in multiple locations.
About the firm: To learn more about MMV IP, please visit our website at www.mmviplaw.com. We have two offices, but the firm is completely paperless and uses advanced cloud-based networking capabilities to eliminate commuting. The firm offers health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, a competitive salary, and a 401K plan with generous matching component. MMV IP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such encourages qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Contact: Please submit your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, references and: (1) a list of relevant (biotech/chemistry) US patents and/or published applications that you have drafted; and (2) representative samples of USPTO Office Action responses for biotech/chemistry applications, and (3) an overview of your experience with patent and literature searching as well as drafting opinions.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greater DC Region; Flexible work from home available
home – McBee Moore & Vanik IP, LLC
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: Up to $1.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
We are currently utilizing a remote work environment as much as possible but we highly prefer candidates from the greater Washington, DC area.
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Tysons Corner, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
- Doctorate (Preferred)
- Patent application drafting: 2 years (Preferred)
- patent searching and drafting opinions: 2 years (Preferred)
- English (Preferred)
- USPTO Registration (Required)
- Multiple locations
Work Location: Multiple Locations
About the firm
We have two offices, but the firm is completely paperless and uses advanced cloud-based networking capabilities to eliminate commuting.
The firm offers health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, a competitive salary, and a 401K plan with generous matching component.
MMV IP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such encourages qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greater DC Region; Telecommute