Life Sciences Associate

Palo Alto, CA: Worldwide law firm is interested in hiring an associate or senior associate who has two to five years of post-JD experience with an advanced life sciences degree for their Palo Alto office. A Ph.D. in a field relating to molecular biology, immunology, microbiology or genetics is strongly preferred. Prior litigation or prosecution experience with biologics and/or nucleic acid-based diagnostics is also preferred.  
Their intellectual property (IP) department offers a broad platform and includes: post-grant proceedings and interferences and strategic IP advice in the United States and worldwide. The IP department counsels clients on IP portfolio development, drafts and prosecutes patents, copyrights and trademarks, and conducts IP audits. The transactional side of the IP department works with the corporate practice in the transactional department and assesses risks and opportunities associated with IP licensing, technology transfer, sponsored and collaborative research agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliance and similar matters. The IP department also works with the litigation/controversy department in IP litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, including international arbitration and ITC proceedings.

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