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Patent Attorney

The Life Sciences Practice Group is looking for a Patent Attorney holding a PhD with at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience in molecular biology and/or immunology. The position is located in our New York office.

Pearl Cohen is an international law firm with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. We represent innovation-driven clients; from Fortune 500 and small-cap emerging companies to start-ups and entrepreneurs, investors, academic institutions and government-related entities.

SUMMARY: The Life Sciences Practice Group is looking for a Patent Attorney holding a PhD with at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience in molecular biology and/or immunology. The position is located in our New York office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prosecutes U.S. and ex-U.S. originated patent applications before the U.S. patent and Trademark Office.
  • Prepares high-quality patent applications in a timely, cost effective manner.
  • Evaluates prior art, third party patents, published patent applications.
  • Conducts patent analysis and evaluations including but not limited to freedom to operate, validity, infringement and inventorship determination.
  • Evaluates patent portfolios and patent landscapes.
  • Conducts patent due diligence for a variety of transactions.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of new developments and recent decisions in the patent field.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess 3 or more years of patent prosecution experience, preferably in molecular biology and/or immunology.
  • Must have a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent law degree from an accredited institution and be licensed to practice law.
  • Must have a PhD in molecular biology, immunology or a related discipline.
  • Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.

FIRM OFFERS:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account: Health Care, Dependent Care, and Transit
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Generous Time Off Plan
  • Professional Development

Send inquiries and resume to: jobs-us@pearlcohen.com