IP Associate / Patent Agent

  • Life Sciences
  • Hybrid, Chicago
  • $90,000 to $235,000 (DoE) + Medical/Dental/Vision Care + Wellness Program + Employee/Family Assistance Program + ABA/State/Local Bar Membership Fee Reimbursement + 401(k) + Short/Long Term Disability Plan + Life Insurance + Critical Illness Insurance
  • JOB-3739 ABR

A full-service law firm employing more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals across collaborative, interdisciplinary practices, our client is currently looking to appoint a junior to mid-level associate or patent agent for the life sciences subgroup of its intellectual property practice.  

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of two years’ patent prosecution experience, either at a law firm or in-house
  • A minimum degree or Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, organic chemistry or molecular biology.
  • Expertise in the drafting of patent applications
  • Excellent business judgment and adaptability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves.
  • Admission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff.
  • First class oral and written communication skills
  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

Working with companies, trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals, our client has been established for over 100 years and is a highly respected organization offering a collaborative and respectful culture, excellent career prospects, healthy work-life balance, and flexible work policy (remote up to 2.5 days per week).