Patent Agent/Technology Specialist or Associate – Bioinformatics

June 15, 2022


Foley Hoag seeks a patent agent, technology specialist, or junior associate with 1-3+ years of patent prosecution experience to join our Intellectual Property department. Applicants must have an advanced degree in bioinformatics, or significant bioinformatics research or industry experience in addition to an advanced degree in biology or computer science.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications with particular experience in patents for drug discovery, whole-genome association, gene finding, gene or protein function prediction, protein interaction networks, or bioinformatics more generally.  Any successful candidate who is not a currently registered patent agent must be eligible to take the USPTO registration exam. 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.

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