Junior Patent Agent – Technology Specialist – Chemistry

June 6, 2022


Foley Hoag seeks a junior patent agent or technology specialist with 0-3 years of patent prosecution experience to join our Intellectual Property department. Applicants must have an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in Chemistry.

Experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceuticals, synthetic methods, and polymer science is preferred, but not required.  Any successful candidate who is not a currently registered patent agent will be expected to take and to pass the USPTO registration exam within a year of being hired. Candidates are encouraged to review the USPTO eligibility criteria prior to applying.

We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording patent agents and technology specialists an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Patent agents and technology specialists typically work one-on-one with associates and partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact.

This position may be based in either our Boston or New York office.  

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