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As the market for Intellectual Property Attorneys continually changes, it is our job at Elite to stay informed. Our team of recruiters welcomes the opportunity to keep you apprised of new positions and email the job descriptions that line up with your specifications and requirements. We are currently working on numerous IP searches for both companies and law firms. Below is a sampling of some of those positions. Please feel free to contact us at any time for more information and a more detailed list of positions.

Recent Listing

Patent Counsel or Patent Agent, Bay Area,Ref #11920

Publically tradded Life Science Company looking for candidates with an advanced degree in chemistry, organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry or like degree, with a Ph.D. preferred. 3 plus years' experience but open to those with significantly more years.  Technical expertise and/or patent prosecution experience in the areas of small molecule/medicinal chemistry are strongly preferred. Experience with client counseling and strategic prosecution of active and complex patent portfolios. Transactional or other contract experience, while desirable, is not required.  About 3 years or more of experience in active small molecule patent drafting and prosecution, there is no top end to the years of experience, with law firm and in-house experience preferred. Agreement and transactional experience preferred, USPTO required,  CA Bar not required but at least one state bar is required.  Prefer to see candidates who have drafted at least 10 cases from scratch.

Description: Individual contributor Patent Attorney/Agent to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to small molecule therapeutics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination, post-exam, and opposition practices as they may arise with prosecution. Develop in-depth expertise in particular areas of small molecule drug discovery in order to provide guidance on patent law issues to business groups and scientists conducting research in those areas. Position will also involve diligence work (including freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses), agreement support work (including MTAs, CDAs, research collaborations, and licensing agreements), management of external relationships with outside counsel and collaborators, and interactions with global affiliates.


Base: Competitive

Bonus - Yes

Stock:  Stock Options and RSUs

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