Associate - Patent Prosecution

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with more than 800 attorneys and 1,400 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft Law is seeking patent prosecution associates with 1 or more years of patent prosecution experience. The ideal candidates will have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, superior academic credentials, with backgrounds in one of the following fields: biology, biotechnology, and similar life sciences disciplines. An advanced degree and current patent bar membership with previous law firm experience is preferred. Candidates are expected to draft and prosecute patent applications, prepare patent opinion letters, provide IP counseling to clients, and conduct patent due diligence studies in connection with business transactions, and working with other practices in the firm to provide full service to life science companies. The associates can work from Taft’s Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, or Washington, DC offices. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, law school transcript, and resume with a full description of relevant experience to Lisa Watson, Chief Recruiting Officer, at

Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP participates in E-VERIFY.