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Intellectual Property Attorney

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Are you an IP attorney with an established book of business in search of a new firm to put down roots? Latitude is seeking an Intellectual Property Attorney to join the Life Sciences team of a renowned domestic and international IP boutique law firm. Interested candidates should have 6+ years of experience in patent prosecution, including the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, client counseling, opinion development, and due diligence activities. B.S. in Chemistry and/or Chemical Engineering is required. Candidates must be licensed to practice and in good standing in their state of residence and must be an active member of the USPTO. A minimum portable book of business of $200,000 is required.

Responsibilities of the Intellectual Property Attorney:
  • Preparing complex patent applications
  • Preparing continuations, divisionals, and reissue patent applications
  • Managing large docket of domestic and foreign prosecution
  • Consulting with clients, inventors, technical experts, and patent portfolio managers
  • Preparing responses to US office actions and conducting interviews with US Examiners
  • Prosecuting a global patent portfolio across multiple jurisdictions by instructing foreign patent counsel in the prosecution of foreign counterpart applications
  • Preparing claim charts to products and standards, analyzing infringement and validity
  • Conducting IP-related due diligence
  • Maintaining and sharing expertise and knowledge on legal case law, rules, and regulations before the US Patent & Trademark Office as well as other relevant jurisdictional IP offices
  • Assist with and support the IP litigation team including legal research and discovery
Requirements for the Intellectual Property Attorney:
  • 6+ years of previous IP law experience, including foreign and domestic patent preparation and prosecution; IP litigation support experience preferred
  • B.S. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required; Master or PhD preferred
  • 2+ years of research or industry experience in organic or inorganic chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Active USPTO registration
  • Licensed to practice and in good standing in state of residence
  • J.D. from an accredited law school; LLM is a plus
  • Superior technical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and resolve conflicting workload assignments, and adapt to changing conditions and last-minute instructions and assignments
  • Superior academic record and strong attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented
  • Effective team player
  • Minimum portable book of business of $200,000 is required
Position Details of the Business/Corporate Attorney:
  • Type of Role: Permanent
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: Remote or Hybrid (Philadelphia, PA or Wilmington, DE)
  • Compensation & Benefits: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience
Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About Latitude

Latitude is a full-service national legal services company that specializes in providing high-end, flexible contract engagements and permanent positions to outstanding attorneys, paralegals, compliance officers and legal operations professionals. We work closely with our candidates to understand their career goals and match them with the substantive engagements they want with our clients, who range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques. With offices coast-to-coast, we employ legal professionals across the country. Latitude’s client service leaders and recruiters are all former practicing attorneys and understand the demands faced by those we serve.

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