DuPont Biotech Patent Agent or Attorney in Wilmington, Delaware

Biotech Patent Agent or Attorney (Job Number: 192079W-01)



Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your career? DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences business has an opening for an experienced biotech U.S. Patent Attorney or Patent Agent in either Palo Alto, California or Wilmington, Delaware. This is a highly visible, key role within DuPont’s rapidly growing industrial enzymes business. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, and sound legal judgment.

Benefits Of DuPont:

Join a company that offers more than just the latest in technology and innovation. Join a company that cares about your well-being and your future. At DuPont, our employees enjoy a work-life balance with generous vacation, paid time off, holidays, leave (family, maternity, paternity, sickness and more). We offer a retirement savings plan with both matching and automatic company contributions and medical, drug, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, Disability Employee Assistance with dependent coverage as well. Don’t forget to take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement Program and memberships to online communities for professional growth and development (free access to all material on, CEB, and more!). Thrive in a global company where the opportunities are endless and where your contributions make a difference.

Duties/Responsibilities of Patent Agent or Attorney:

  • U.S. patent drafting

  • U.S. and foreign patent prosecution

  • Patent administrative proceedings

  • IPportfolio strategy

  • Invention development

  • Inventor education

  • Patentability

  • Landscape analysis


To be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) and strongbackground in microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology;

  • Ability to connect scientific details ofresearch projects with patentability considerations;

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in drafting andprosecuting Biotech (USPTO TC1600) patent applications as aRegistered U.S. Patent Professional;

  • Experience working with foreign associates toassist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patentmatters;

  • Experience developing and implementing IPstrategies, assisting with freedom to-operate analyses, and IP portfolioanalyses;

  • Drafted and filed at least 10 priority patentapplications on distinct inventions within the subject matters of USPTOTC1600, during the past 3 years;

  • Ability to work independently and proactivelywith minimal direction;

  • Strong organizational skills, keen attentionto detail, and ability to prioritize projects;

  • Superior communication and networking skills;

  • Positive and collaborative attitude; and

  • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated byoriginal writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions,and other communications.

The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, protein sciences,enzymology, microbiology, or other like disciplines;

  • Post-graduate R&D laboratory experiencefor 2 or more years;

  • Some law firm experience is a plus;

  • Familiarity with sequence listings; and

  • Experience in working with business and technicalteams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.


Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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