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Patent Agent – Life Sciences (Chemistry) – Ottawa

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Job Description

Ottawa, Ontario
Smart & Biggar
55 Metcalfe Street
patent agent
permanent, full-time

Smart & Biggar has been at the forefront of IP and technology law for over 100 years.  We practice in every area of IP on behalf of an exceptional international clientele, and we are consistently ranked as Canada’s leading IP firm.  We are committed to hiring people with different backgrounds and experience, who represent the best talent in their field. 

We are seeking a qualified Patent Agent to join our Ottawa patent practice group. In this role, you will work closely with world-class leaders in IP and help our team create business value for our clients by managing, protecting and leveraging their IP assets. The right candidate will find many opportunities to learn and grow within our firm. 


  • Masters or PhD in Chemistry
  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent
  • LLB would be a strong asset, but is not essential
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in patent drafting and prosecution with both domestic and international clients

 The ideal candidate:

  • Appreciates the importance of client service
  • Is responsive to client needs and expectations
  • Confidently structures written and oral communications in a clear, concise and articulate manner, with appropriate language and focusing on key points
  • Acts as a strategic advisor by asking questions and diligently approaching clients’ matters to understand their business needs, including to solve unexpressed needs
  • Maintains integrity, professionalism and high ethical and personal standards
  • Brings positive energy to work teams 

Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, close to transit and amenities, Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including:

  • A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness
  • A flexible benefits program
  • Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments
  • Employee referral program 

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please submit your resume electronically through our Career Portal: https://canr54.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/SmartBiggar/Posting/View/870

Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been selected as a 2018 winner of the National Capital Region Top Employer Award. Find out why at http://canadastop100.com/2018/smart-biggar/


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Carley Sugeng