Intellectual Property/ANDA Litigation Associate
Morrison & Foerster - San Diego, CA

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The Firm - About MoFo
Morrison & Foerster is an international firm with over 1,000 lawyers across 15 offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Founded in 1883, we remain dedicated to providing our clients, which include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and technology and life science companies, with legendary service. Clients rely on us for innovative and business-minded solutions. Our attorneys share high standards, a commitment to excellence, and a passion for helping their clients succeed. This commitment to serving client needs has resulted in enduring relationships and a record of high achievement. We are also recognized for our long-standing commitment to pro bono work and diversity.

The firm’s outstanding client work has achieved broad recognition. Our practitioners are recognized as leaders by their peers and clients in all the key reference guides, including Chambers, Legal 500, PLC Which lawyer?, Best Lawyers, International Financial Law Review, Benchmark Litigation, and others. Our corporate practices are frequently cited and ranked among the “Best Practices” in their respective markets by publications such as the American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard, Mergerstat, Bloomberg, Thomson Financial League Tables, and others. American Lawyer’s bi-annual “Litigation Department of the Year” survey thrice cited our practice as one of the top litigation practices in the country, (2004; 2008; 2010); our Intellectual Property practice was recently named to the 2012 inaugural National Law Journal "Hot List"; and our Intellectual Property and Life Sciences practices are consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners as among the premier practices in the world.

Intellectual agility is the hallmark of Morrison & Foerster. We apply it to every matter – from the complex to the routine – to ensure the best outcomes for clients. We attract and retain the best attorneys by practicing at the highest levels of the legal profession in a culture that emphasizes collegiality, respect for everyone, professional and business ethics and duty to the profession and our communities.

Our commitment to diversity and genuine collegiality creates a work environment ideally suited to collaboration and effective teamwork. Progressive workplace policies embodying the principle of mutual respect translate into loyalty and lower turnover rates, winning results, and more stable, enduring client relationships. Others have recognized the strength of our culture: we have been on American Lawyer’s “A-List” every year since 2004.


The Practice – Intellectual Property Litigation
Morrison & Foerster's litigation practice covers all aspects of intellectual property disputes, from complex patent litigation to trademark and interference matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our clients benefit from one of the largest and best respected patent groups in the world, with nearly 350 attorneys, two-thirds of whom are litigators.

Our litigators represent clients in all types of trade practice claims under both federal and state laws: trademark, service mark, and trade dress infringement; dilution; unfair competition; counterfeiting; cybersquatting; and unfair advertising cases. In addition, we have represented many clients in disputes involving infringing Internet domain names and cybersquatting through ICANN’s arbitration procedures. Our clients include both U.S. and non-U.S. concerns, including major corporations, new information technology and life sciences ventures, universities, and nonprofit research institutions.

Our team approach ensures that litigation clients whose cases include scientific or other complex issues benefit from the integration of our patent prosecution practice with our IP litigation practice.

Our intellectual property litigators have won scores of high-stakes cases involving disputes over key patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property for clients such as Bayer, Chiron, EchoStar, Novartis, and Pioneer. We also bring substantial expertise in fields such as biotechnology, chemical technology, communications, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and software.

Our intellectual property litigators are known for their courtroom skills, their ability to analyze the key issues in a case and develop a novel solution for resolving or winning it, and their depth of experience in industries such as life sciences and information technology.


The Ideal Candidate – Experience
The San Diego Office has an opening for an Intellectual Property litigation associate with three to four years of experience. Excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required along with the ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form. Candidates with Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) and/or Hatch Waxman litigation experience are strongly preferred. Ideal candidates will have a JD/MD or an advanced degree in Chemistry. The successful candidate will also possess excellent leadership skills and a strong work ethic.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130

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