PATENT AGENT PROSECUTION BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The IP leadership is looking to bring on board a Life Science Patent Agent to play a key leadership role on some of the group’s most prestigious clients. This Patent Agent will focus on complex cutting-edge patent prosecution work, as well as IP transactional and client counseling work.
This Agent will be reporting to Partners within the life science prosecution/counseling group that have a national leadership role. Responsibilities will include working closely with outside counsel, providing assistance in regard to complex patent matters. The Agent will also work closely with outside counsel and scientists providing counseling for the purposes of patent portfolio development. In addition, the Agent will work on IP transactional matters for emerging bio-technology clients and supervise and train other Agents in the group.
The qualified Patent Agent should hold an advanced degree (Ph.D., or Masters) in life science studies, in the Biological Sciences, or a related scientific field. A strong background in molecular biology is a plus. USPTO required, or willingness to take the Bar will be acceptable. The firm will pay for exam related expenses. As a result of the complex nature of the work and the extensive client interaction, qualified candidates must have excellent academics, along with strong written and verbal communication skills. The position is in Boston, Massachusetts, but the IP leadership will also allow for the person to be based out of the firm’s Silicon Valley or NYC offices. The firm will also pay for relocation expenses to Boston, Silicon Valley or NYC.
The IP leadership will put together an above market compensation package. The firm compensates off lock step. Compensation for this role is up to 220K base and bonus potential is in the 40K-50K arena. The IP practice group leaders provide excellent mentoring and are known to always have an open door. In addition, they don't require much face time, as long as the person is contributing to the group. The group operates in an entrepreneurial manner.
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