Job Openings

for Technical Specialists and Patent Agents

Intellectual Property Patent Agent or Technical Specialist – Biotechnology

Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, DC or Wilmington

Job Description

Faegre Drinker is actively recruiting an Intellectual Property Patent Agent or Technical Specialist to join our thriving Intellectual Property practice. This position offers the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution in our Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington DC, or Wilmington offices.

Successful candidates should have at least a Masters and preferably a Doctoral degree in a biological science, such as immunology or biochemistry.  This position will further enhance our expertise in biotechnology patent work while offering the opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Exemplary technologies include immuno-oncology, vaccines, industrial enzymes, plant biology, food science, and nutraceuticals. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Preferred candidates will have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Current status as a registered patent agent is not a requirement, but is preferred as are former patent examiners.

If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcripts.

Pursuant to Part 2 of the State of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (C.R.S. §§ 8-5-201 to 8-5-203), employers are required to provide expected compensation for posted positions resident in Colorado. The salary range for this position in our Denver office is $103,000-$165,500. Actual salary will vary and may be above or below the range based on experience. The range listed is just one component of Faegre Drinker's total compensation and benefits package for associates, which includes productivity and discretionary bonuses; life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

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Intellectual Property – Technical Specialist Intern

Denver, Indianapolis, or Minneapolis

Job Description

Faegre Drinker is actively recruiting an Intellectual Property Technical Specialist Intern in our Denver, Indianapolis, or Minneapolis offices. This position will gain experience working with our lawyers and agents to obtain in-depth understanding products or technologies and the documentation requirements to communicate it accurately and effectively to draft patent applications under the supervision of the Firm’s partners.  Technical Specialist interns also assist patent lawyers in all stages of the patent process, including freedom-to-operate preparation, application drafting and prosecution.

Successful candidates will be entering their junior or senior year of their undergraduate degree or in pursuit of a master’s degree. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills.

Position Expectations:

  • Strong commitment to client service
  • Ability to work with and take direction from multiple individuals, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Good planning, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Excellent administrative and proofreading skills
  • Cooperation and the ability to collaborate in a team, including cross-office
  • Ability to problem solve and use sound judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Positive and professional demeanor

Pursuant to Part 2 of the State of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (C.R.S. §§ 8-5-201 to 8-5-203), employers are required to provide expected compensation for posted positions resident in Colorado. The pay range for this position in our Denver office is $30.00-35.00 per hour. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on experience.

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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of employment, including retirement, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.

We are committed to providing equitable access to employment for all and welcome qualified applicants with disabilities who meet the qualifications of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations. If you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to recruiting@faegredrinker.com to let us know the nature of your request.

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