Borden Ladner Gervais Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Aug 21, 2021Full time
The Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada’s leading, innovative and client-focused law firm, is seeking a Junior Patent Agent or Patent Agent Trainee - Biotechnology. Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the core practice areas at BLG, and our clients enjoy the benefits of specialized IP services provided on an integrated full service platform. Many of our IP Lawyers, Trademark Agents, and Patent Agents are consistently ranked as leading practitioners in international publications, and our national IP group offers expertise in the protection, enforcement, and commercialization of IP. BLG boasts a diverse client base, spanning all industry sectors including some of the most innovative domestic and international companies. We are looking for: A Junior Patent Agent or Patent Agent Trainee who will primarily assist in drafting patent specifications for our clients’ inventions and prosecuting patent applications in Canada and abroad, working with agents in other jurisdictions. The candidate must have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, or a related area of research. Post-doctoral or industry experience will be considered an asset. The candidate must possess: strong communication skills, both written and verbal, an eye for detail, interpersonal skills for collaborative work with colleagues and the firm’s clients, and time management and organizational skills. Having written and/or passed one or more of the exams would be considered an asset. How to Apply We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies and treat everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace. BLG is committed to building and fostering a workplace that is reflective of our communities, where all firm members feel included, valued, and heard. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates but acknowledge the systemic and structural barriers that have, historically, marginalized and barred certain groups from accessing employment opportunities. As part of our commitment to removing barriers to employment, we strongly encourage applications from members of these historically marginalized groups including, but not limited to, Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and women. Accommodations are available, upon request, in all aspects of the recruitment process. Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.