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Patent Prosecution Associate (Chemistry)

Company: Vanguard-IP
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

--- M.S. or Ph.D. degree in organic or medicinal chemistry
--- Graduated with a JD or LLM from an ABA accredited law school
--- Admitted to or eligible for admission to the MA bar
--- Law firm or in-house patent prosecution experience.
--- USPTO admission required.
--- Demonstrated knowledge in the following scientific fields: organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences.
--- Demonstrated skills verbally presenting scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.
--- Demonstrated scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary that also includes the following skills: analyzing and explaining abstract scientific concepts and terms synthesizing a large amount of scientific or technological literature into a systematic and concise description of the state of the art; and differentiating and describing important differences among related scientific discoveries or technological breakthroughs.
--- Able to balance and prioritize multiple competing priorities and responsibilities, be highly organized and exercise extreme attention to detail
--- Able to collaborate and work effectively in team settings
--- Work directly with clients on innovative and cutting-edge technologies to develop IP strategy, procure patent protection and build IP portfolios.
--- Assess scientific literature, patents, and patent application documents, each encompassing a variety of chemical subjects, including organic, synthetic, and medicinal chemistry, as well as material science.
--- Understand, critique and provide insightful opinion on scientific data relating to inventions. Conduct a comprehensive search for scientific articles, patents, and patent application documents relevant to the subject of an invention. Perform in-depth analysis comparing an invention with existing discoveries or inventions. Identify essential elements, features, or components of an invention.
--- Compose patent applications comprising a comprehensive background of the field of an invention, a description of critical features and components of the invention, and a set of claims clearly and distinctly defining the invention.
--- Draft responses to rejection of a patent application for an invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other worldwide Patent Offices, providing detailed analysis of the scientific or patent references cited in the rejection, assessing the difference between the invention and the citations, and presenting convincing arguments and reasoning why the patent application is to be allowed as a patent.
--- Collaborate with colleagues on various projects. Adapt effectively in different team environment. Present ideas, reasoning, and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues. Provide insightful feedback and arguments to colleagues on their ideas.
SUMMARYVanguard-IP specializes in the placement of IP/Patent professionals nationwide.
Our focus provides us with a deeper knowledge of our clients' needs, and our candidates' individual talents and career interests. Our broad network of long-term client relationships also gives us a competitive edge.
Our recruiters all have 10+ years of IP recruiting experience, and an exceptional record of success. We have superior knowledge of the IP job market, and offer trusted career advice for our candidates. We also have the resources and high level contacts to get your questions answered.
We look forward to speaking with you, and learning more about what you are seeking in your next opportunity.
At Vanguard-IP, we respect the confidentiality of every candidate who contacts us. We will always contact you to obtain explicit prior authorization before submitting your resume to any of our clients.
**Should you have an interest in a similar position in another location, we have hundreds of openings in other markets. Please apply now and our team would be happy to review your information for this or other openings in your location of interest.**

Keywords: Vanguard-IP, San Francisco , Patent Prosecution Associate (Chemistry), Other , San Francisco, California

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