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A law firm in Atlanta is seeking a highly qualified Associate Attorney with expertise in chemistry, particularly organic or medicinal chemistry. The ideal candidate should possess an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred or M.S. with industry experience), be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and be admitted to a State Bar (Georgia preferred). This role requires... excellent communication skills, a superior academic background, and a strong desire for teamwork, significant responsibility, and client interaction.

• Draft and prosecute patent applications related to small molecule pharmaceuticals.
• Conduct patent validity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.
• Support IP due diligences, patent litigations, and post-grant proceedings (IPR, PGR, interferences).
• Collaborate with clients to understand their intellectual property needs.
• Take on significant responsibility in legal research and analysis.
• Work with legal teams on various intellectual property matters.

• Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred, or M.S. with several years of industry experience) in chemistry, with a focus on organic or medicinal chemistry.
• Registration to practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
• Admission to a State Bar, with preference for Georgia.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Superior academic background.
• Desire for teamwork, significant responsibility, and client interaction.

• 2+ years of substantive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
• Expertise in conducting patent analyses for small molecule pharmaceuticals.
• Familiarity with supporting IP matters, including due diligence, litigations, and post-grant proceedings.

• In-depth knowledge of chemistry, particularly in the areas of organic or medicinal chemistry.
• Strong legal research and analytical abilities.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
• Proactive and detail-oriented approach to legal responsibilities.

Associates say that this Vault 20 law firm offers consistently substantive work across all levels of seniority and a collegial atmosphere. The prestigious firm, which has offices located across the country, provides valuable training and abundant mentorship opportunities to its associates, as well as a partner-track atmosphere that strives for high associate retention. Associates also praise the firm for its generous pro-bono and face-time policies. SKILLS - IP - Patent - Chemistry,IP - Patent - Organic chemistry,IP - Patent - Medicine,IP - Patent - Life Science General
Atlanta GA United States


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