Job Description Summary:
For over 50 years, Fenwick & West has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology and life sciences sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation. One reason for this success is Fenwick’s nationally recognized Patent Group, which was named the Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (Nationwide 2023 & 2022), ranked as a Tier 1 Patent Prosecution Firm in California by Chambers USA (2022), named as Highly Recommended for Patent Prosecution in California by IAM Patent 1000 (2022), and is consistently recognized as a leading patent prosecution practice by The Legal 500, including receiving the Highest Tier Nationally for Patent Prosecution (2022).
We are seeking a patent associate with at least one year of legal practice experience, preferably at a law firm, for our life sciences practice in either our Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, or Washington D.C. The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or MD) in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, oncology or a related field. Post-doctoral experience is desirable but not required. Member of the California, Washington State, New York, or Washington D.C. Bar required (admission to the Bar in the jurisdiction where the work is being performed is required). A USPTO registration number, superior academic credentials, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills a must.
COVID Vaccine Policy
Fenwick & West requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter any of its offices or attend any Firm-sponsored off-site gatherings (including, but not limited to, team retreats, seminars, client sites) to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and community and to support public health efforts. This position will require you to be in-office and/or attend off-site gatherings and, therefore, written proof of full vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. The Firm will comply with applicable law regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Benefits and Compensation Details:
At Fenwick, we believe that our partners and employees are our most important asset. Helping you and your families achieve and maintain good health – physical, emotional, and financial – is the reason we offer a comprehensive benefit program. We provide benefits to eligible employees under plans such as Healthcare, Life Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Wellbeing.
The anticipated range for this position is:
$225,000 – $370,000
Depending on the role, the actual base salary offered may depend upon a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.
A discretionary bonus for eligible employees may also be available based on performance. Additional information about employee eligibility for benefits and discretionary bonus will be made available upon request.
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