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Description: Patent Agent PhD/Biochem/Genetics

Position: Patent Agent

Notes: We've been asked by a long-time client to help them bring on a Patent Agent/PhD with a Biochemistry or Genetics degree who also has an expertise in small and large molecule, genetic therapies and/or diagnostics along with 3-5 years of practical experience. Chinese language skills are highly preferred but not an absolute if other criteria are met. The work is bread and butter prep and pros - mostly domestic in origin. Some licensing experience is a plus for the Patent Agent that can come in with some skills already honed.

This is a Top 200 general practice firm that operates with an IP group that is almost a boutique in nature. Work life balance is great there in a highly diverse practice that has many aspects of IP that can involve you over time. Patent agents at this firm have equal treatment as if they are just like associates except in terms of title.

While the firm has an overall 1900-hour billing requirement, their Patent Agents' productivity is more accurately expected to be 1400 to 1650 hours � at which point they are eligible for bonus. Position is 80% drafting and creating patent applications. Work is primarily directed through a great leader/mentor in the group that has a realization rate above 100%. USPTO is preferred but not a must if other criteria are met.

This is a fresh opening meant for someone interested in establishing themselves with a solid group that already includes a number of full time patent agents. A true career growth opportunity. Comp is market competitive.

Years Experience: (2 - 6)

Specialty: Biochemistry, Genetics, Small Molecules

Bar Requirements: USPTO

Language: Cantonese, Chinese

Location: USA - VA - Tysons Corner

Date Opened: 02/03/2020

Code: 4506551

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