Patent Agent – Chemical

 

Possible telecommuting and up to $120k

 

This award-winning powerhouse international IP firm located near Chantilly, VA with a warm, friendly and happy firm culture seeks a Chemical Patent Agent to join their incredible group of Attorneys, Patent Agents, and staff.

 

You must have 2 years of Chemical IP experience and an undergraduate degree in an applicable field, and preferably have an advanced degree such as a Ph.D., LLM, or JD.

This position requires a background in chemical engineerings, such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, solid-state chemistry, biomolecular chemistry, electrochemistry, and/or industrial chemistry. Specific areas of expertise could include semiconductors, organic and inorganic chemical products, pharmaceutical chemistry, materials science, compositions, catalysts, polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, etc. In addition, the ability to work on the prosecution of mechanical patent applications would be beneficial.

 

Job duties include drafting applications, drafting claim amendments, preparing responses to office actions including addressing 35 USC 101, 112, 102, and 103 rejections, preparing appeal documents such as appeal briefs, reply briefs, etc., conducting interviews with Examiners, preparing opinions, reviewing outgoing client correspondence and USPTO submissions, complying with USPTO and The firm’s rules and regulations, and other projects on an as-needed basis.

The firm provides client counseling in the field of intellectual property law, including the electrical, mechanical, chemical, biotechnology, electronic, wireless technology, design, and other fields. Most of their attorneys have science or technical degrees, and many have experience working in the industry. In addition, many of their attorneys worked as patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office before practicing law.  They also provide legal services to large domestic and foreign corporations and to a wide range of mid-sized and start-up organizations. Our technical, business and legal experience allow them to assist their clients in obtaining protection for their intellectual property in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

You will work on-site, but a remote position could be considered for the ideal candidate.  The firm offers a 40-hour work week, 1800 billable hour requirement, free covered parking, free gym in building, benefits start day, firm pays 50% of the individual premium for full time employees, life and AD&D, long and short disability, a 401(k) that the firm contribute 3% of your salary from day one, 3 weeks PTO, and a blue jean casual dress code.

 

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