Boehringer Ingelheim Patent Attorney / Patent Agent in DULUTH, Georgia

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


The patent agent or attorney will have a background in molecular biology or the vaccine research field and will work to optimize BIAH's patent portfolio worldwide, especially involving vaccines and molecular biology inventions, and including both prosecution activities and litigation support.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifying inventions; drafting patent applications thereto; and prosecuting the applications before global patent offices, including instructing numerous local patent attorneys to prepare required responses

  • Under the supervision of the Global Head of Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation, this person will help advise employees on questions related to patentability, infringement, and freedom to operate involving third parties’ intellectual property rights.

  • Will support patent litigation activities including, among others, opposition practice; Inter-Partes Review; and infringement proceedings.

  • Evaluate third party patents to prepare validity opinion and Freedom-to-Operate Opinions

  • Participate in IP due diligence activities for in-licensing or acquisition projects.


  • Ph.D in biological sciences, including molecular biology, parasitology or vaccinology from an accredited institution or equivalent (Master's degree from an accredited institution with ten (10) years of experience); should be admitted to practice before the US Patent Office either as a registered patent agent or as a patent attorney if the person holds a law degree from an accredited law school

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-functional project team

  • Expertise in vaccine development and production

  • Ability to write well as evidenced by past patent applications

  • Ability to manage high work loads

  • Ability to solve complex patent law questions.

  • Prefer a minimum of three (3) years of practice in a patent field

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighbourhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


Organization: US-Merial, Inc.

Title: Patent Attorney / Patent Agent

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Duluth

Requisition ID: 183410