Open Positions

Chemistry & Life Sciences Prosecution Associate / Patent Agent / Patent Scientist – Bioinformatics (CA, DC, NC)

Kilpatrick Townsend's Chemistry & Life Sciences Patent Prosecution team seeks either a USPTO-registered Attorney or Patent Agent/Scientist with strong educational and/or industry experience in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Artificial Intelligence or a closely related field. Preferably seeking a candidate with an advanced degree (e.g., MS or PhD) or 3+ years of relevant industry experience. Notably, this position would involve working with innovations at the intersection of software and biology, so high familiarity and experience in both fields is preferred.

Attorney and Patent Agent candidates should have at least 2 years of direct patent prosecution experience. Applicant must be detail oriented and have strong written and verbal skills. Proficiency in technical writing is a plus. Transcripts and writing samples will be requested.

Candidates with an interest in working out of Kilpatrick Townsend’s DC office are preferred, though candidates interested in working in Raleigh, San Francisco, or Winston-Salem office will also be considered. Attorney candidates must have corresponding State Bar for primary office location.

Kilpatrick Townsend is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm's clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm's practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients' needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with.

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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