Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Intellectual Property Law

Patent Agent/Attorney – Chemistry/Material Sciences

Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP (WAVS IP) is seeking lateral candidates for patent preparation and prosecution in our chemical group. WAVS is particularly interested in experienced practitioners and can provide a high volume of work to a new practitioner.

You will join an incredible team of attorneys, agents, paralegals, and staff that represents a wide range of clients, including start-ups, large companies, and universities. Technical areas include those relating to semiconductor processing, chemistry and materials sciences, polymer chemistry, and advanced materials. 

WAVS IP is a growing, San Francisco Bay Area-based patent law firm with over 30 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. WAVS IP provides opportunities for advancement within the firm and informal and formal mentorship. We have a friendly work environment and highly trained support staff. 

Our Bay Area offices are in downtown Oakland and Menlo Park. Remote, in-office, and hybrid working arrangements are supported. We offer a compensation structure that generously rewards hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance and a competitive benefits plan. WAVS IP does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally protected characteristic. 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Eligible to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or other relevant physical sciences field; or pertinent industry experience 
  • At least 2 years of patent attorney or agent experience 
  • Strong writing and communication skills 
  • Commitment to patent prosecution

Preferred Requirements:

  • Admission to practice before the USPTO 
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or other relevant physical sciences field
  • At least 6 years of patent attorney or agent experience

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Patent Prosecution Associate Position – Chemistry” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
In your cover letter, please provide a brief explanation of your experience in handling complex matters and portfolios for clients. In addition, please provide a brief introduction of technical knowledge gained during your technical degree or industry experience.
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples
• References (upon request)