McKee, Voorhees & Sease is seeking a Biotechnology Patent Attorney/Agent

McKee Voorhees and Sease, a boutique IP firm established in 1924 serving global clients at the intersection of science and law, seeks an experienced IP Attorney to join the firm in the Chemical and Biotechnology practice group.

This is a full-time, permanent position for a Firm located in Des Moines, Iowa.  Remote work arrangements are available with no relocation required for a strong candidate.

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property – Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Biology, Agriculture, Medicine


The candidate must be licensed to practice before the USPTO and have 3+ years’ experience prosecuting patents in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry with agricultural or medical applications of biotechnology. The ideal candidate has extensive experience with patent prosecution, including independent drafting specifications and responding to office actions in these art units.

An undergraduate degree or an advanced degree in life sciences or biology is required, with PhD strongly preferred.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates are asked to send their current CV and at least two published patent specifications and office action responses via email to Cassie Edgar.

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About McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC :

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, a boutique IP firm established in 1924, specializes in serving clients at the intersection of science and law. Based in the Midwest with a strong work ethic and global reach, the firm serves clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to protect plant, animal, and pharmaceutical innovations. The MVS Chemical and Biotechnology practice group’s specialized training, industry knowledge, and technical experience help clients all over the world effectively protect their biotechnology inventions.

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