Arnold & Porter LLP has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) in the Washington, D.C. office. The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
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 an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., and significant graduate level experience. Training in the fields of organic chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and pharmacy (particularly formulation development) are preferred. An ability to handle additional technological areas such as the biological sciences is a plus and should be noted in your application. Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials and strong verbal 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.
ABOUT ARNOLD & PORTER
Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. 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 LLP is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
Interested applicants are required to complete and submit an On-Line Application through the Arnold & Porter LLP website. Please include a cover letter, resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample with your online application.
Job Title: Patent Law Clerk (Chemist) AP – 722
Date Posted: January 26, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Firm Contact: Becky Hurey