Junior/Mid-Level IP & Life Sciences Patent Associate/Agent

August 9, 2022
Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

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Practice Description

Greenberg Traurig’s Patent Prosecution Group devises IP protection strategies and manages domestic and international patent portfolios for companies and organizations ranging in size from modest to very large. With approximately 100 registered patent attorneys having a variety of technical backgrounds and advanced degrees, our team prosecutes patent applications in virtually every area of science. We’re skilled in guiding clients through the application process – from prior art searches to patent issuance – and we’re experienced in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). By challenging pending applications and issued patents filed by competitors, we help clients preserve market share and freedom to operate. Our team develops and implements commercialization, cross-licensing, and defensive positioning plans to meet our clients’ business objectives. Capitalizing on our firm’s global reach and network of foreign associates, we guide clients in filing patents in multiple countries and help create value through patent strategies that advance our clients’ business goals.

Job Description

Greenberg Traurig is seeking a junior-midlevel patent associate or patent agent to join its Intellectual Property group. We are looking for someone who is hard-working, personable and dedicated to providing clients with top-notch legal services. This position can be resident in a various office locations; candidates should specify office location preference in application. The ideal candidate will have two (2) to four (4) years of relevant experience in the life sciences arena. Experience includes, but not limited to evaluating patent portfolios, performing due diligence investigations, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and patent portfolio management.

  • Candidates should be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with a strong background in scientific fields relevant to biotechnology.
  • Advanced degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or Immunology is desired.
  • Experience in a law firm is required.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills.
  • Candidates should possess leadership skills, be comfortable working directly with clients and work well with others.

Greenberg Traurig is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

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