Patent Agent-- Life Sciences

San Francisco Bay Area, CA 94010

Posted: 08/29/2023 Job Category: Legal Job Number: 2685

Job Description

Patent Agent – Life Sciences
Industry: Legal
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Washington DC


  • As part of the Patent Prosecution team, you will help shape and implement clients’ worldwide IP portfolios and be a strategic contributor to the firm's IP and business development efforts
  • You will interact with R&D teams to help identify untapped IP and secure protections on existing inventions
  • You will draft, prosecute, and maintain clients’ worldwide patent portfolios
  • Lead or contribute to technology and patentability assessments
  • This global firm offers comprehensive services in corporate, financial services, intellectual property and technology, and transactional work
  • Collaborate across a global network of 18 offices located in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe
  • Ranked among the top 15 law firms for overall diversity every year since 2005
  • Competitive pay and benefits, a 401K plan, plus education and training programs
  • Ph.D. in chemistry or life sciences, USPTO Registration preferred
  • 2 - 20 years experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications required
  • 2 - 20 years proven experience with IP strategy and portfolio management
  • Strong technical background in chemistry, engineering, computer science, or the life sciences


Meet Your Recruiter

Mandy Farmaian, CSC

Mandy helped found ABA in 1986 with Valli Farmaian. With her love of people and innate ability to nurture relationships, she knew the staffing industry was where she wanted to be, and she hasn’t looked back since. In her role as president, Mandy spearheads ABA’s Sales and Recruiting efforts, leading the ABA team in candidate searches and development of ABA’s Life Sciences, Technology, and Legal divisions. Her extensive network of Bay Area talent and employers as well as her years of expertise in recruiting and professional placement are the key drivers to ABA’s success – earning the company a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. She has successfully completed retained and contingency search for attorneys as well as technology executives.

Having established Legal as one of ABA’s core divisions, Mandy returned to ABA after three years working with the Eastridge Group. Under her guidance, these divisions provide staffing solutions to some of the Bay Area’s top technology companies as well as law firms and corporate legal departments.

Mandy earned her BA in political science and French literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After several years of city life in San Francisco, she moved with her family to Hillsborough, CA where she remains active in the community and is a board member of the San Mateo County Health Foundation.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking, movies, and farmers markets (and the occasional tennis game!).

Favorite quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

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