The Technical Advisor will be well-versed in recombinant cell technology, including molecular cloning, antibody genetic crossing, microscopy, plasmid construction, protein purification, bioinformatics, and cell cultures. The Technical Advisor will also provide technical expertise and assistance with research and analysis to be used in the patent application process. The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
Essential Job Duties: •Provide technical expertise and guidance to obtain and protect client’s intellectual property •Participate in meetings regarding technical research to be used in the application process •Research information related to genetics and molecular biology to assist in the patent prosecution process •Advise the IP team on technical requirements to be used in U.S. and foreign patent applications •Research information to be used in opinions relating to patentability •Provide IP team with strategies rooted in scientific analysis for preserving intellectual property •Analyze and explain abstract scientific concepts and terms •Provide technical research and analysis with respect to matters pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office •Advise team on technical components for patent interference and litigation proceedings •Review and analyze patent and technical documents for case preparation
Minimum Requirements: •Willing to train and take the U.S. Patent Bar •Strong scientific background in the life sciences, with a technical background in cell biology, molecular biology or recombinant cell technology preferred •Ph.D. in the life sciences required •Experience with scientific analysis and biology research •Demonstrated scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary •Excellent verbal and presentation skills •Must be able to perform all essential duties
Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts here.
Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Ice Miller LLP
We believe in a working environment that is collaborative, friendly and supportive. To maintain our culture, we commit to:
• Build an environment where intelligent, motivated and diverse people want to work.
• Grow individuals to develop their full potential and perform at their best for our clients.
• Protect our most important asset, our people, by improving health, wellness and financial security of those in the Ice Miller community.
The Ice Miller team is a group of highly motivated self-starters who have the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Our attorneys and new associates have excellent credentials and our professional staff are among the best and brightest.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
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IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.