Patent Technical Specialist / Entry Level Patent Agent

San Diego, CA
Jul 15, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Responsibilities and practice

The San Diego office of Dentons US LLP is seeking a PhD level scientist interested in pursuing a career in patent law to join our sophisticated Intellectual Property & Technology group, which focuses on the biotechnology/pharmaceutical technologies. The person hired for this position will be part of an expert team and will work collaboratively with others, and to be trained to in patent prosecution. Responsibilities include:

  • 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. 

Position requirements Personal skills/attributes

  • Excellent written communication skills and an ability to communicate research in written work product
  • Diligent with a proven attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • 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