Careers

McNeill Baur PLLC does not accept resumes through search firms or other third parties. We only accept resumes directly from candidates who are interested in joining our firm.

We currently have the following opportunities available:

Patent COUNSEL, ASSOCIATE, or Patent Agent (biology and chemistry)

We have multiple unique opportunities for patent attorneys or agents specializing in the fields of chemistry and biology. We are looking for one or more attorneys or agents with a least 5 years relevant experience in complex patent prosecution and/or patent counseling. Candidates with prior litigation experience are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT YOU:

        • You love science and ideally have an advanced biology or chemistry degree, preferably a PhD, from a superior institution.
        • You have a track record of performing work for innovative life science, biotech, and/or pharmaceutical corporations based in the United States.
        • You have strong persuasive writing skills, deep knowledge of best practices in patent prosecution (for a prosecution position) and due diligence investigations and opinion writing (for a counseling position), and effectively present work product orally.
        • You are admitted to practice before the USPTO.
        • You can support partners in multiple locations and work independently.

         

ABOUT US:

    • McNeill Baur was founded nearly seven years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a smaller firm environment. Our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in life sciences patent prosecution and counseling, and the firm has been ranked as a recommended firm for patent prosecution for multiple years.

      We love what we do! We work with the best and brightest innovative clients at the cutting edge of biotechnology and chemistry. This is a unique opportunity to practice law at a big firm level, while benefiting from the firm's strong commitment to reasonable work hours, family-friendly atmosphere, and respecting employee work-life balance. We are committed to equity and inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, identity, religion, and experience.

      • There is no work origination or business development requirement in this position.
      • Attorneys and agents design their own work plan, including schedule and billable hour goals, in consultation with partners.
      • The firm has never had a central brick-and-mortar location and instead uses advanced cloud-based networking capabilities. This eliminates commuting and allows employees to reside in the city of their choice.
      • We offer a comprehensive and generous benefit program, including health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, an EAP program, a competitive salary, and a 401K plan with generous matching component.
      • Home office equipment is provided.
      • We support professional development by  providing training.

       

      Contact
      Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing representative US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to careers@mcneillbaur.com

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      • McNeill Baur was founded six years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a small firm environment. We have multiple unique opportunities for patent attorneys or agents specializing in the fields of chemistry and biology. McNeill Baur was founded six years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a small firm environment. We have multiple unique opportunities for patent attorneys or agents specializing in the fields of chemistry and biology. McNeill Baur PLLC, a certified woman-owned biotech and pharma-focused IP boutique, has a unique opportunity for a small molecule-focused patent attorney or patent agent with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Primary responsibilities will include drafting applications, responses to office actions for US and foreign applications, and supporting the firm’s attorneys in the technical aspects of opinions and other counseling projects.

        Successful candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and capable of working independently. An advanced degree from a superior institution is strongly preferred.  We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions. The successful candidate will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently. There is no work origination or business development requirement in this position. 

        The firm offers a competitive salary, health insurance, and a 401K plan with generous matching component.

        McNeill Baur has been recognized as the 2017 IP Firm to Watch by LMG Life Sciences, recommended by LMG Life Sciences in the patent prosecution and patent strategy and management categories, and named 2016, 2017, and 2018 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP).

        Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to careers@mcneillbaur.com.

        McNeill Baur PLLC does not accept resumes through search firms or other third parties. We only accept resumes directly from candidates who are interested in joining our firm.