21 days old

Patent Law Clerk

Arnold & Porter
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Code
    1470
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Arnold & Porter, an international law firm based in Washington, DC, has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk in the Washington, DC office.  The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training.  Ideal candidates will be organized; detail-oriented; and able to follow up on instructions independently.  Responsibilities include: preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents; conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments; supporting business development;  managing large domestic and foreign dockets and other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have a Ph.D., and significant graduate level experience.  Candidates with broad training in the biological sciences are sought, with expertise in plant biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, microbiology, entomology or chemical engineering preferred.  Research experience or training in RNA silencing, genome editing, nucleic acids chemistry, microbiomes, quantitative genetics, process and reactor design, separation technologies, thermodynamics and kinetics is desirable.  Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials and strong oral and written communication skills.  Law school or prior legal training or enrollment in law school is not required.  Benefits include a competitive salary and a tuition reimbursement program when applicable. 

Please include a cover letter, resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample with your online application.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our Firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Posted: 2019-09-26 Expires: 2019-10-26

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