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Associate Patent Attorney The candidate reporting to the Vice President, Intellectual Property, will be responsible for both growing and maintaining Arrowheadâ€™s patent portfolio. Will be expected to: Develop and implement national and international patent prosecution strategies; Draft and file new patent applications; Prepare responses to office actions on the companyâ€™s existing US and international patent filings; Coordinate activities with outside patent counsel; Confer with the companyâ€™s scientists to identify patentable inventions; Assist in conducting prior art searches, analyzing patents, and preparing freedom-to-operate opinions; Develop a deep understanding of the companyâ€™s RNAi platform from both chemical and biological perspectives; Exercise knowledge of US patent law; Assist with other general legal matters, as appropriate; Work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. with technical undergraduate degree and/or advanced degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, or Life Sciences. Current USPTO registration is needed. Should have 1-5 years of patent prosecution experience, preferably related to pharmaceuticals and/or biotechnology. Should have strong scientific background and understanding. Must have excellent understanding of patent prosecution strategy and process as it relates to drug discovery and development. Should have excellent written and oral communication skills. analytical skills are needed.
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