Patent Agent - Intellectual Property

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 675 attorneys and over 1,000 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 is seeking a team-oriented patent agent to join our Intellectual Property group.

Taft Law is seeking a patent agent with an advanced degree and 2+ years of patent prosecution experience. The ideal candidate will have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, superior academic credentials, with backgrounds in one of the following fields: biology, cell or molecular biology, genetics, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, cancer biology, pharmacology, chemical engineering, and similar disciplines. Previous law firm or industry experience and current patent bar membership is preferred. Candidates with strong scientific backgrounds who have not passed the patent bar exam will be considered. Responsibilities include working with the firm’s clients and counsel in all aspects of the patent practice, including in evaluating invention disclosures, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and working on proceedings in the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Our patent agents collaborate closely with our patent attorneys, receiving both formal and informal training and mentorship.  The patent agent can work from Taft’s Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, or Washington, DC offices.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume with a full description of relevant experience to Lisa Watson, Chief Recruiting Officer, at lwatson@taftlaw.com.


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.