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Patent Attorney: Chemistry

COJK is seeking an associate-level patent attorney with at least three years of experience to join our firm’s Life Sciences Patent Practice Group. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, and conducting due diligence. The position requires working closely with clients, inventors, and firm attorneys.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to develop and expand internal and external relationships. The candidate must excel in a team environment, as well be a motivated self-starter who works well under pressure, with the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is currently a remote position.

Requirements include an advanced degree in organic chemistry, a J.D. from an accredited law school, a minimum of three years of experience in drafting and prosecuting chemistry patent applications, a license to practice law in at least one state, preferably Washington, and admittance to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Candidates must have industry experience of at least two years in organic chemistry; patent experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus. Candidates must possess superior academic credentials.


  • Conducting prior art searches
  • Determining ownership rights to various parts of an invention
  • Drafting patent applications and working with the USPTO to resolve patent examiner questions
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of patent licensing agreements
  • Assisting clients with patent infringement issues
  • Providing support to the litigation department
  • Advising clients on the use and protection of patents
  • Assisting clients with identifying the nature of their intellectual property
  • Monitoring existing and proposed patents
  • Attending meetings and conducting conference calls with clients and contacts in the United States and overseas
  • Managing general inquiries on patent protection
  • Filing domestic and international patent applications
  • Managing patent renewals

Education and Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in organic chemistry
  • Attorney with J.D. degree from an accredited law school
    • Licensed to practice in at least one state, preferably Washington
    • Admitted to practice before the USPTO


  • Full benefits:
    • Medical/Dental/Vision/LTD/LTC
    • 401(k)

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