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Technical Advisor

Winston & Strawn LLP
United States, D.C., Washington
Oct 22, 2023


The Technical Advisor will work directly with firm Partners to assess cutting-edge inventions and offer quantitative evaluation services to our clients and to firm management. This position is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working in a client-services industry on a wide array of matters involving different industries and global markets. This is an entry level position that does not require legal training or passage of the Patent Bar exam.


  • Evaluate patents and associated technology, and report to attorneys features of inventions and other scientific matters
  • Analyze issues of patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement, and prepare claim charts to support patent litigation
  • Analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess issues of validity and infringement
  • Perform technical review and citation checking of expert reports and legal briefs in patent litigation
  • Maintain knowledge of specific client requirements and needs for filing
  • Maintain file integrity and assist in prioritizing workload and monitoring compliance with due dates


  • Bachelor's Degree in biology, cell physiology/biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a comparable life sciences field is required
  • 2 + years of relevant experience in the life sciences field OR an advanced technical degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) required


  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with attorneys, professional staff, clients, and external contacts
  • Ability to independently organize and prioritize a heavy workload in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements, while maintaining exceptional accuracy
  • Ability to use technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations
  • Maintain a continuous improvement mindset and ask the right questions that challenge and improve the quality of recommendations and outcomes
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with new areas of biotechnology
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