Venable LLP is Seeking a Patent Agent with Chemistry Background

Venable LLP’s Patent Prosecution and Counseling group seeks an experienced patent agent with a background in organic chemistry to join the group. Our Intellectual Property team is well-integrated across the firm’s offices and this opportunity is open to candidates in the Washington, D.C. (preferred), New York (preferred), Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco markets.  This is a full-time, permanent position.

Qualifications Required:

The qualified candidate has two to five years of experience with patent prosecution, at USPTO or in a law firm, with excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills, and sharp analytical ability. Industry experience is a plus.

The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or similar specialties; other specialties or an M.S. with appropriate experience may be considered.

Qualified candidates must show competence in understanding chemical structures and properties. PTO registration is strongly preferred, though technical specialists with appropriate experience and the ability to sit for the patent bar will be considered.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resume, a brief cover letter indicating office of interest, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

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About Venable LLP:

Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status, and any other protected basis under applicable law.


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