Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

MaxCyte, Inc

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 17,2019

Valid Through

Oct 30,2019

Posted on

Mar 07,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Gaithersburg, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biotechnology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Genetics
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Molecular Biology
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Paralegal
The candidate will support firm's growing license and patent portfolio as well as the preparation, execution, and management of contractual transactions. Will also contributes to strategic decision-making for the company’s intellectual property. Prepares invention disclosures and drafting patent applications, which includes working with scientists/researchers to understand and guide discoveries and inventions. Coordinates prosecution and maintenance of the patent/trademark portfolio with outside counsel. Performs freedom-to-operate analyses and assists with due diligence. Assists with company IP strategy and competitive analysis. Maintains a tracking system to comply with trademark regulations. Drafts and reviews standard corporate and commercial documents for attorney review including,: master service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, amendments, vendor contracts and contract extensions. Collaborates with and facilitates cross team decision making between the Legal, Business, Product, Operations, Finance, and other internal business teams. Drafts and reviews contract terms and conditions with vendors and other third parties to ensure contract language conformity to legal specifications and internal policies. Organizes and maintains documents in a paper or electronic filing system and scans, sets up, and organizes documents.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Masters or Ph.D. degree in a biotechnology-related field (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology,immunology). Must have 3+ years of patent agent experience in a law firm or bioscience company setting drafting patent applications and responses to Office Actions from the USPTO and foreign patent offices. Must have demonstrated ability to negotiate non-disclosure agreements and other corporate documentation based on standard templates. Prior experience drafting and negotiating moderate to complex commercial contracts is required. Must have Registration to practice before the USPTO. Must have experience in conducting freedom to operate analyses and due diligence. Experience formulating IP strategies is required. Strong written and oral communication skills in English is required. Should preferably have Patent prosecution and claim drafting experience with the following technologies: genome editing platforms, genetic engineering, gene therapy, immunotherapy, antibodies, formulations, and/or genetically-modified plants.

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Company info

MaxCyte, Inc
22 Firstfield Road,
Suite 250
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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