Current Openings

Current Openings

Intellectual Property Director – Biochemistry or Chemistry

Boston, MA

Grow with a thriving firm.
With more than 100 attorneys and offices in ME, NH, MA, and DC, Preti Flaherty is seeking experienced attorneys to grow with us. Our entrepreneurial culture allows you to handle sophisticated matters rivaling those of the nation's largest firms, while developing your area of expertise. We are seeking attorneys who thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy diversity in their work and understand superior client service.

Intellectual Property Partner– Biochemistry or Chemistry
Preti Flaherty, a diversified regional law firm, has an immediate opening in its Boston office for a partner-level patent attorney with a background in biochemistry or chemistry. A generous percentage-based compensation arrangement is offered, ideal for a seasoned practitioner who desires to develop and grow an existing practice. Candidates should have a substantial portable book of business.

The primary responsibilities for this position include preparing and filing patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications. Patentability searches and opinions and client counseling on matters of patentability are also integral aspects. The ideal applicant will have experience in drafting infringement and invalidity opinions, as well as performing due diligence investigations. Experience with licensing and technology-based agreements is desired.

To apply, please have five or more years practicing as a patent attorney. A degree in biochemistry or chemistry is required, and a Ph.D. is preferred. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, catalysts and related processes, analytical techniques and devices using or implementing any of the above. Experience prosecuting biotechnology applications is also desirable. Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is mandatory; admission to the Massachusetts Bar is preferred. Candidates should have superior legal writing and computer research skills.

Preti Flaherty offers a competitive salary, incentive bonuses, a generous benefits package and an ideal working environment.

Please Direct Resumes to:

Todd West
Recruitment Coordinator
Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP
One City Center - P.O. Box 9546
Portland, ME 04112-9546
T: 207.791.3139
E: [email protected]