Patent Technical Specialist

San Diego, CA
Aug 31, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Responsibilities and Practice

The San Diego office of Dentons US LLP is seeking a PhD level scientist with excellent academic credentials to join our sophisticated Intellectual Property & Technology group. This is an entry level position with opportunity for growth within the department and is ideal for candidates interested in becoming patent agents or patent lawyers. The person hired for this position will be part of an expert team and will work collaboratively with others on such responsibilities as: 

  • Assisting with the preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications and related documents
  • Conducting literature searches and other research as necessary to support the practice
  • Providing technical support as needed

This is an excellent chance to be part of a dedicated team and work on patent matters related to biotechnology, including molecular biology, immunology and diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. Dentons offers all the benefits of a growing international law firm, including a competitive salary and benefits package and robust training opportunities. We take an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that provides a broader perspective on how intellectual property issues affect key legal and business decisions. Our IP&T team regularly collaborates with other Dentons practice areas—including litigation, licensing, corporate law, venture capital, franchising, advertising, international trade, antitrust and tax—to advise our clients strategically and comprehensively.

Learn more about the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group.

Position requirements Personal skills/attributes

  • Has excellent written communication skills and an ability to communicate research in written work product
  • Is diligent with a proven attention to detail
  • Possesses strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Values teamwork and works effectively with others

Technical skills

  • PhD in either biological or chemical science is required
  • Background in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, and/or organic chemistry is preferred
  • Candidates with postdoctoral and/or industry experience are strongly encouraged to apply

Other requirements

  • Please include a cover letter and undergraduate and graduate transcripts with application