6 days old

IP Senior Patent Agent

Mintz Levin
San Francisco, California 94104
  • Job Type
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    Full Time

IP Senior Patent Agent – San Francisco

Mintz Levin is looking for an experienced Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join our San Francisco office.  Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in a law firm setting and have experience supervising more junior patent agents and associates.


Work with clients on innovative and cutting edge biotechnology to procure patent protection and build IP portfolios. Patent Agents work under the supervision and guidance of partners in our Intellectual Property section and perform a variety of patent-related activities, primarily in the areas of patent prosecution, freedom to operate analysis, and due diligence work. 

  • Supervise patent agents and/or associates in the drafting of patent applications and prosecution of patent applications
  • Work with scientists and/or inventors to draft patent applications.
  • Draft Office Action responses and prosecute patent applications.
  • Manage IP portfolios and coordinate worldwide prosecution with foreign associates in various foreign jurisdictions.
  • Run IP diligence on biotech initial public offerings (IPO) and other capital markets transactions.
  • Work with venture capitalists on IP diligence for potential investments.
  • Work on IP landscapes to identify third-party patents and patent applications.
  • Train, supervise and mentor junior team members


  • 8+ years of IP prosecution experience in a law firm setting.
  • Strong educational background, including a Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Molecular Biology or related area, or an equivalent discipline from a top-tier graduate school.
  • Demonstrate skills to present scientific concepts, analysis/reasoning and conclusions to wide audiences, including General Counsels, C-suite executives, scientists, and non-scientists.
  • Ability and willingness to train and mentor junior patent agents
  • USPTO admission is required.
  • JD candidates interested in an off-track/non-partnership role will also be considered.


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