Job Postings: Patent Agents

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Craig Rofhok
Elite Legal Search LLC
8305 Vickers Street, St 201
San Diego, CA 92037

Patent Agent – Sunnyvale CA Area

Our client, a large pharmaceutical company in San Diego is seeking a Patent Agent. The selected candidate will be responsible for patent prosecution of biotechnology and biological device inventions. The candidate may also assist in other IP functions, such as freedom to operate analysis and prior art analysis. As a member of the company’s intellectual property strategy team, the selected candidate will contribute to important strategic patent procurement and enforcement decisions. The patent agent may be responsible for a variety of technologies, including protein separation devices and methods, RNAi, cell biology transfection assays, and cell and biochemical drug discovery assays, depending on technical expertise. The patent agent will work on all aspects of patent prosecution including preparing responses and drafting patent applications, and will operate in a manner that both enables a full understanding of the business context of their efforts. The patent agent will work closely with business and R&D colleagues to protect inventions in a manner that is consistent with their technical merit and commercial value – drafting a professional work product that will stand up to judicial or licensee scrutiny.


We are looking for a person that has high technical ability, strong preference for an advanced degree in molecular biology, bioengineering, biotechnology, or biochemistry, and patent prosecution and drafting experience in biological devices, biotechnology and/or bioengineering. The right person will have exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal to communicate clearly and effectively with inventors, and to work with the manager and the R&D group to perform the day-to-day tasks required to advance the company’s biological research device, protein separation, and cell biology patent procurement and enforcement strategy.

More than 1 year of full – time experience required, in all aspects of molecular biology, biological devices, biotechnology, or biochemistry patent prosecution, including drafting patent applications and Office Action responses.

Please send your resume in MS Word format to Craig Rofhok at to be considered.

Patent Agent – In-House – EE

Elite Legal Search LLC is currently seeking a Patent Agent with at least two years experience drafting patent applications. Qualified applicant will manage a group of engineers located in Asia. This position is for a fabless semi-conductor. Candidates that speak Mandarin will be given special consideration, advanced degrees a plus. Minimum of two years drafting Patent Application in either a large law firm or in-house setting. Candidate must be a registered agent with the USPTO and have a degree in EE. CS or Computer Engineering.


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