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Patent Prosecution Attorney - Biotechnology (New York)

Job Description

Job Title: Patent Prosecution Attorney (Biotechnology)

Location: New York

Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Overview

A large IP Speicalist law firm are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Patent Prosecution Attorney with a strong background in Biotechnology to join a dynamic legal team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in patent prosecution, patentability assessments, and intellectual property (IP) strategy development, with a focus on biotechnology and life sciences.

Key Responsibilities

Patent Prosecution

  • Draft, file, and prosecute patent applications in the field of biotechnology.
  • Conduct thorough patentability assessments, prior art searches, and freedom-to-operate analyses.
  • Prepare responses to office actions and manage communication with patent examiners to secure patent rights.
  • Collaborate with inventors and scientists to understand and protect new biotechnological innovations.

IP Strategy and Portfolio Management

  • Develop and implement comprehensive IP strategies to align with the company's business objectives.
  • Manage and maintain the company's patent portfolio, ensuring strategic and cost-effective patent coverage.
  • Advise on IP risks and opportunities, including potential licensing, partnership, and acquisition opportunities.
  • Conduct IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and other business transactions.


Educational Background

  • Admission to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Admission to at least one state bar.
  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related field

Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in patent prosecution, specifically in the biotechnology sector.
  • Proven track record of drafting and prosecuting high-quality patent applications.
  • Experience with patent portfolio management and IP strategy development.
  • Strong background in biotechnology, with an understanding of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related fields.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Retirement plan with company matching.
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule.
  • Professional development opportunities, including continuing legal education (CLE) and IP conferences.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample demonstrating their experience in biotechnology patent prosecution to with the subject line "Patent Prosecution Attorney Application - [Your Name]."