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Patent Agent, Biotechnology

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Life Technologies
Location: Carlsbad, CA Foster City, CA
Date posted: 11/20/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Life Technologies has an opportunity for a Biotechnology Patent Agent/Senior Patent Agent in our PCR Systems Business Unit to work in our Foster City or Carlsbad, CA location.

Overall Responsibilities This important role on the Life Technologies IP team will help ensure the return on Life Technologies’ substantial R&D investment in nucleic acid amplification and/or synthetic biology. This will involve sensing and protecting innovation through world-class patent preparation and prosecution as well as overall management of important portions of our nucleic acid patent portfolio. Furthermore, this role includes active participation on our relevant IP strategy team(s). Requirements Bachelor’s degree in biology with at least 4 years of scientific work experience or advanced degree in biology (e.g., molecular biology or cell biology). An advanced degree is strongly preferred, but not required. A minor or additional degree in chemistry or engineering is desired. The individual must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 2+ years (Patent Agent) or 5+ years (Senior Patent Agent) patent preparation and prosecution experience. Knowledge and experience in molecular and cell biology research and biological assays is required. Experience and knowledge of real- time PCR assays or synthetic biology technologies is an advantage. Experience and knowledge in chemistry or biological instrumentation is also preferred.
Exceptional interpersonal/communication skills (both written and verbal), the ability to work collaboratively, and demonstrated initiative are required. Candidates must be able to work out of our Foster City, CA or Carlsbad, CA locations. Relocation benefits are available. Making Life Even Better.When it comes to the vision of shaping discovery and improving life, no other company can match the breadth of products and services in the life sciences field to meet this vision than Life Technologies. Created through the combination of biotechnology leaders Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen, Life Technologies’ systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that improve the human condition and the world around us. Our customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. With historical sales of approximately $3.5 billion, a presence in more than 100 countries, and a rapidly growing intellectual property estate of over 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses, we are poised to truly shape the world of science. Join a team of more than 9,500 employees around the world who are engaged, curious, insightful, responsible and driven to make life even Life Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. writt

Necessary Experience: 5-10 Years Experience
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