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Intellectual Property Technical Advisor -- Philadelphia
Ice Miller is seeking a Technical Advisor to join our Philadelphia office who is well-versed in molecular or cell biology, microbiology, genetics, and preferably also organic chemistry. The Technical Advisor will provide technical expertise and assistance with research and analysis to be used in freedom to operate and due diligence search and analysis projects as well as preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and research experience in biological sciences. They should be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
In this position the Technical Advisor will:
  • Provide technical expertise to a highly-regarded and busy life sciences and pharmaceutical patent practice
  • Help conduct freedom to operate and/or IP due diligence search and analysis in support of the licensing and acquisitions and/or research and development of small- and large-molecule products 
  • Help prepare and prosecute patent applications
  • Research information to be used in opinions relating to patentability
  • 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 on technical components for patent interference and litigation proceedings
  • Review and analyze patent and technical documents for case preparation
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a Ph.D. in molecular or cell biology, microbiology, or genetics, and preferably also organic chemistry
  • Be willing to train and take the U.S. Patent Bar
  • Possess a strong scientific background in the life sciences, with a technical background in cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, or recombinant cell technology preferred
  • Have experience with scientific analysis and biology research
  • Have demonstrated scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary
  • Have excellent verbal and presentation skills
  • Excel in a team environment
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills both internally and externally
  • Have prior experiences that prepare them to work with people from cultures and backgrounds different from their own
  • Be highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Be flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, a cover letter, and an undergraduate and graduate transcript.
For any questions and all blind search firm submissions, please contact Director of Attorney Recruiting, Debbie Atlas.

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys and professionals from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With over 325 lawyers in offices located in Columbus, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the most talented in the country. Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in The Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 4.0.
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