Patent Agent/Technical Specialist

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. is seeking two Patent Agents or Patent Technical Specialists to join our Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, or New Orleans office. Two to three years’ patent prosecution experience is preferred. Both positions will work with the chemical and biotechnology patent prosecution team and the job responsibilities will involve U.S. and foreign patent prosecution practice, including preparation and filing of patent applications, office action responses, and development of patentability search reports. Both positions will also provide opportunities to assist on freedom-to-operate, patentability, and inventorship opinions, to work on post-issuance practice projects, and to provide litigation support.

These positions will be involved in telephonic, e-mail and in-person meetings with many prestigious clients which include international pharmaceutical companies, mid-size biotechnology companies, emerging companies and major research institutions. Other responsibilities include reviewing invention disclosures and participating in discussions with inventors to understand their technologies and innovations; searching literature and patent databases to determine the patentability of inventions; drafting written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection; writing patent applications; preparing responses to communications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; developing arguments for patentability to Patent Office Examiners; and reviewing patents as part of the IP due diligence for a potential acquisition or merger.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in one of the aforementioned fields (such as cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and the like); post-doctoral experience is a plus. The candidate will also have superior academic credentials as well as very strong writing skills and oral communication skills. We are especially looking for candidates who are creative, mature and inquisitive, and who will thrive on the excitement of joining a growing IP practice and working with a group who is passionate about furthering the success of our clients and the Firm and working together as a team. We seek candidates with a strong work ethic paired with the ability to juggle multiple job responsibilities and the interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with business leaders, attorneys, scientists, engineers, inventors, and patent examiners.


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