Patent Agent (2570)
San Diego North County
Pillsbury’s Intellectual Property group is seeking a biotech patent agent to join the firm’s San Diego North County office. Primary responsibilities of the patent agent include drafting patent applications, conducting interviews with clients to obtain invention disclosures, developing strategies for protecting inventions, and drafting specifications and claims for patent applications and prepare scientific and technical documents in clear concise English. This position will also be responsible for analyzing Patent Office actions and preparing responses thereto, conducting examiner interviews, following the ethical requirement as set forth by the Firm’s professional liability insurer and performing necessary legal and technical research using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.
The successful candidate should be able to effectively manage a docket with multiple clients and deadlines, conduct legal and technical research and analysis in support of various patent-related matters and work closely with attorneys, other agents and staff to research the invention and draft the specifications using scientific expertise in the field. This position has a billable goal. The ideal candidate will be articulate, highly motivated and have at least 2 years patent prosecution experience. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in biological sciences and be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Excellent academic performance is highly valued.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.