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Senior Patent Agent (Molecular Biology/Chemistry)

Thermo Fisher Scientific

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 12, 2021.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

(NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $25 billion and 75,000 employees in 50 countries.

Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

Our five premier brands
– Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services
– offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.comThermo Fisher Scientific has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Patent Agent to join its Life Sciences Solutions Group.

This position will report to Sample Preparation IP Counsel, supporting the Sample Preparation business, including its nucleic acid purification business.**Principal Activities and Tasks:**+ Engage with R&D and product management to sense and capture new innovation;+ Engage with in
– and out-licensing functions to facilitate acquisition of and monetization of IP;+ Draft, prosecute and manage worldwide patent portfolios;+ Provide freedom-to-operate, landscape, and competitor analyses, and advise R&D staff regarding design-around activities;+ Facilitate technology transfer agreements;+ Advise and educate internal clients regarding IP-related issues, including new developments in patent and trade secret laws and policies**Qualifications:**+ B.S.

or advanced degree (preferred) in chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology;+ Extensive experience in invention harvesting, patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio development, and prior art and patent searching;+ Registration to practice before the U.S.

Patent and Trademark Office, with six or more years of experience preparing and prosecuting U.S.

and international patent applications (writing samples will be requested) in the chemical or biological arts;+ Excellent scientific and technical expertise (hands-on, laboratory experience in the biochemical and chemical arts strongly preferred);+ Experience with trade secret protection;+ Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal, a collaborative instinct, and a high level of initiative;+ Office in Carlsbad, CA; Frederick, MD; or Austin, TX.

Travel to other sites in the U.S.

may be required.Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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