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Senior Director, Head of Intellectual Property

Company name

Stoke Therapeutics

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Valid Through

Sep 04, 2020

Posted on

May 22, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Bedford, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Senior Director, Head of Intellectual Property
Responsibilities: Lead the growth and management of Company’s internal patent preparation and prosecution capabilities, including developing procedures and best practices. Develop strategies to develop and protect Company’s intellectual property assets (including its portfolio of in-licensed foundational IP for TANGO, as well as new IP directed to therapeutic applications of TANGO, development candidates, research findings and other related subject matter). Analyze relevant third-party IP and advise on potential pathways for managing against risks. Implement and lead IP strategy for R&D project teams and establish positive working relationships with the R&D project teams by acting as their advisor on a variety of IP related issues. Oversee outside counsel in prosecuting worldwide patent applications, conduct patentability and freedom to operate assessments, and manage IP disputes. Lead IP due diligence, IP review and IP agreement negotiation support for Company’s business development activities working collaboratively with Business Development, CMC & Manufacturing, and external counsel. Develop and continually expand a thorough understanding of Company’s current and planned business activities, programs, competitors, and markets and keep abreast of developing legal trends, laws and regulations. Provide patentability and FTO opinions in support of R&D project teams and Business Development transactions. Assist in the negotiation and drafting of collaboration, licensing and other agreements. Educate and advise colleagues on global intellectual property issues.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD or equivalent, registered patent attorney, and at least 10+ years post-law school experience. Ph.D. or scientific degree in a relevant biological science (e.g., Biochemistry, Molecular Biology). IP practice experience in both a law firm and a bio/pharmaceutical corporate setting. IP experience with antisense, oligonucleotides, gene therapies and/or DNA/RNA-based therapeutics a plus. Ability to work collaboratively with other Legal department members and with the R&D organization, and successfully manage outside counsel. Must have excellent interpersonal, decision making and communication skills. Must have ability to manage multiple competing demands and prioritize effectively. Must have exceptional intellectual capacity and agility; business counseling gravitas; and demonstrated capabilities in establishing business practices to manage legal and other risks.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Stoke Therapeutics
45 Wiggins Avenue
Bedford, MA 01730

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