• Office:
    Patents and Innovations (Counseling and Prosecution)

    We currently have openings for attorneys or IP Specialists in China with at least a masters level degree in biology, chemistry, bioengineering, or similar life sciences field. An exposure to a wide array of technologies is strongly preferred. Candidates must have a license to practice before State Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”) and at least 3 years of experience in patent prosecution. Experience in appeal and invalidation proceedings is strongly preferred. Candidates must be fluent in both English and Mandarin with excellent verbal and written communication skills in both languages. We will consider candidates who are attorneys or patent agents. Responsibilities include working with the firm's clients and counsel in all aspects of the patent practice, including assisting in evaluating invention disclosures, drafting patent specifications and claims, preparing and prosecuting applications, and working on proceedings in the State Intellectual Property Office.

Wilson Sonsini fosters a collaborative, team-oriented working environment in which we provide legal and business advice to some of the world’s most innovative technology, life sciences, and growth companies at all stages of their development. We constantly strive to add experienced and skilled attorneys to make practicing a challenging and rewarding experience.

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