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Patent Agent

DT Ward, PC
Groton, Massachusetts 01450
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The team at DT Ward, PC is looking to expand. This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving practice! Located in Groton, Massachusetts, DT Ward, PC is a boutique Intellectual Property law firm. We are a small team of attorneys, agents, technical specialists, and paralegals with a mission to provide personalized service for our clients. Our expert team provides a unique approach that integrates patent procurement with portfolio development to execute a worldwide patent strategy.

Here at DT Ward, we pride ourselves on our stellar reputation as a go-to provider of world class intellectual property counsel to both start-up and established biotech companies. As part of our team you will work to ensure our clients’ portfolios withstand the rigors and challenges of the marketplace.

We offer salaries comparable to the Boston area, as well as generous benefits packages, 401k participation, life insurance, disability insurance, and more. We are looking for a motivated and experienced Patent Agent with a strong life sciences background. Our ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in any of the biological sciences, chemistry, or engineering. They must also be registered with the USPTO.

We recognize that continuous growth and success is directly linked to the caliber and diversity of our team. If you share a passion for the latest biotechnology, enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and desire to play a key role in transforming the future, we would love to hear from you!


  • Manage client patent portfolio and align IP with company objectives through prosecution and maintenance of IP.
  • Create and capture new IP through working with client scientists, collaborators, and founders.
  • Support IP diligence for potential licensing & acquisition transactions. Support business development discussions and planning as needed.
  • Monitor and assess changes in the IP landscape in support of clients.
  • Work with internal counsel as appropriate on prosecution, diligence, filing and operations.
  • Fully integrate as a member of multiple project teams and provide IP input on client projects.
  • Prepare patent applications and work with clients to capture/create new IP.


  • Salary range $140,000 - $160,000
  • Generous benefits packages include health care, dental insurance, sick time
  • 401k participation after qualifying period
  • Life insurance and Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous maternity leave program
  • On-going educational support
  • 3 weeks’ vacation (in addition to all Federal holidays and extended holiday break in December) 


Essential Requirements-

  • USPTO registration with at least 3-5 years of IP experience.
  • Experience in drafting new filings and designing IP strategy
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a science.
  • Industry experience focused on drug discovery and development, a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to be highly productive and flexible in a fluid and fast-paced work environment.

Preferred Requirements-

  • Working knowledge of molecular biology, nucleic acids, gene therapy, immunology and/or virology strongly preferred.
  • Pharmaceutical/biotech experience and understanding of the business needs of life science companies preferred.


Posted: 2020-11-17 Expires: 2020-12-17

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