Associate Attorney - Biotechnology Intellectual Property (Hybrid)

May 19, 2024
May 24, 2024
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Chicago office of a national firm seeks a 2–5 year associate with biotechnology patent prosecution experience. Up to $435k/yr and hybrid schedules!

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Salary: $225,000 – $435,000 per year

A bit about us:

A prestigious national law firm in Chicago is seeking a talented midlevel associate with 1–5 years experience to join it's Intellectual Property team. This firm is known for its commitment to excellence and providing a supportive and collaborative work environment.

Why join us?
  • Excellent compensation
  • Hybrid work schedules
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401k
  • PTO
  • sick time
  • parental leave
  • CLE reimbursement
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • National presence

Job Details

Job Details:
We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Intellectual Property Associate Attorney to join our esteemed legal team. This is a hybrid role that offers the flexibility of working from home and in–office. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in IP/patent litigation, biotechnology, and a USPTO registration. As an integral part of our team, you will be responsible for providing legal advice on a broad range of intellectual property issues to our clients. This role requires a minimum of 2+ years of experience in the legal industry, with a focus on intellectual property law. If you are a proactive, solution–oriented individual with a knack for detail and a passion for intellectual property law, we would love to hear from you.

  • Provide legal advice and support on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Manage and oversee the prosecution of patent applications at USPTO.
  • Conduct IP due diligence in connection with business transactions and investments.
  • Draft and negotiate intellectual property agreements, including licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, and technology transfer agreements.
  • Handle IP/patent litigations, including preparing legal documents, conducting legal research, and representing clients in court.
  • Collaborate with scientific and business teams to understand and protect the company's intellectual property rights.
  • Stay updated with the latest developments in intellectual property law and advise clients accordingly.

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • A PhD in Biotechnology or a related field is preferred.
  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois and registered to practice before the USPTO.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in intellectual property law, with a focus on IP/patent litigation.
  • Proven experience in managing patent portfolios and IP due diligence.
  • Strong knowledge of USPTO procedures and guidelines.
  • Excellent legal research, analytical, and drafting skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to resolve complex legal issues.
  • Proficient in using legal research tools and software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail–oriented with strong organizational and time–management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

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