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Patent Scientist

Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear LLP

San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Patent Scientist
Required Education:
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Patent, Scientist,

Job Description

General Summary: We provide an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. Candidates will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate with the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.

Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and learn to convince the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.

Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
2. Creating technical diagrams and drawings that describe the invention.
3. Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
4. Reviewing issued patents.

To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom.


Education and Experience:
• Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Molecular Biology is required.
• One to two years of patent prosecution experience is required.
• Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
• Qualified candidates will possess exceptional oral and written communication skills.
• Registration with the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Status: Exempt
Location: San Francisco

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