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Patent Agent - Life Sciences

💼 Graduate Job

San Francisco +6

🤑 $105K - $157.5K

AI generated summary

  • Advanced degree in biological field, exceptional academic record, minimum 1 year of patent agent experience, registered with USPTO.
  • The Patent Agent in the Life Sciences field at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP will focus on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting prior art searches, engaging in IP due diligence, building client relationships, and providing expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry. They will also assist with patent clearance studies, handle foreign filings and Office Actions, and manage the conversion of various patent applications.

Graduate Job

ScienceSan Francisco, Chicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Orange


  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with more than 4,000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices, is seeking to hire a Patent Agent to join their award-winning Intellectual Property Practice Group. This position may reside in many of our offices across the US and qualified candidates will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and trademark Office.
  • With more than 225 lawyers and other professionals, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest Intellectual Property practices of any full-service law firm in the world. The registered Patent Agent will be responsible for interfacing with clients and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and coordinating worldwide patent prosecution on behalf of clients.


  • An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a biological field, including for example Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, or Biomedical Engineering with excellent academic credentials
  • At least one year of experience as a practicing patent agent in the field of life sciences
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Performing prior art searches and analysis
  • Patentability analysis
  • IP due diligence
  • Engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships
  • Prepare substantive client correspondence
  • Instruct local counsel for foreign filings and Office Actions
  • Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
  • Ability to apply advanced concepts in any life sciences field, with particular emphasis and/or expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry
  • Study and analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess patentability, novelty and inventiveness
  • Convert prior provisional applications into utility applications
  • Convert foreign filed applications into U.S. applications
  • Convert U.S. applications into foreign applications


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Orange


105000 - 157500 USD