Quarles & Brady LLP seeks a highly qualified experienced associate or patent agent to join our growing, dynamic national Intellectual Property group practice as a patent agent or attorney in our Chicago, Indianapolis, Madison or Milwaukee offices. An undergraduate degree or an advanced degree in the fields of life sciences or biology - or the equivalent in experience - is required. A PhD in an applicable science to biotech patent prosecution is strongly desirable, but not required. The ideal candidate has at least 4-6 years of experience working on patent prosecution, strategic management of patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence analysis and landscape analysis. The candidate must have a very strong academic record paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner at this firm. Quarles & Brady LLP is an equal opportunity employer.