Intellectual Property Associate - Life Sciences

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-NW-Nationwide
Job ID 2021-2734


Are you looking to join an established team at an AmLaw100 firm? Nelson Mullins is seeking a mid-level Associate to join its Intellectual Property team. This is a nationwide search and the opportunity is open to multiple large markets.

A Day in the Life

You have meaningful experience with patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis, opinion work, due diligence projects, and client counseling. You will receive mentoring and training in the practice of intellectual property law. As a Nelson Mullins Associate, you’ll be joining the ranks of over 800 attorneys and a firm culture that will offer you a broad practice platform that is also personal enough to provide individual client attention no matter your office location. Want to know more about Nelson Mullins? Check out our Firm Culture here.


Candidates are asked to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of law school transcript

We Know You

Drawing from more than 3 years’ experience working in IP law, you have meaningful patent prosecution experience with an immunology background preferred though not required. You will work directly with attorneys and patent agents on IP matters for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


You have a PhD (or equivalent) in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or relevant biological science required. You have meaningful prior patent preparation and prosecution experience, preferably two to seven years’ experience. You have excelled academically with strong writing, analytical, and communications skills. You are admitted to the state Bar of a major metropolitan city where Nelson Mullins has an office.

Who We Are

At Nelson Mullins, we help advance our clients’ business goals through flexibility, business sense, and tireless advocacy based on a deep understanding of their business worlds.  A team of more than 800 attorneys, policy advisors, e-discovery professionals, and other business professionals work side-by-side with you towards shared goals. With more than 100 diversified practice areas, including government relations, and policy services, as well as our Encompass e-discovery and information governance services, the Firm provides lateral attorneys joining us with a broad bench from which to pull in practitioners who can team with you to provide client services.


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