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Patent Counsel

Company name

Sarepta Therapeutics

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Date Last Verified

May 14,2019

Valid Through

Aug 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Cambridge, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biochemistry
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Cellular Technology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Molecular Biology
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Patent Counsel
Duties: Identify patentable inventions through frequent interactions with internal and external R&D project teams, facilitate the creation of appropriate patent protection strategies and execute on those strategies with guidance as needed. Independently provide global strategic direction to US outside counsel and foreign agents on patent filing and prosecution matters. Prepare and prosecute patent applications directly with the USPTO. Carry out above preparation and prosecution activitities in conjunction with external business partners and their IP counsel. Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio. Support the provision of IP landscapes, patentability, FTO opinions, and Due Diligence assessments for R&D pipeline programs and Business Development opportunities. Assist in the negotiation and drafting of agreements with IP implications (e.g., CDAs, MTAs, research agreements, licenses, etc.). Assist in IP contentious matters in US and foreign patent offices and courts. Educate and advise colleagues on intellectual property issues and good practices.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and/or Cellular Biology, Immunology or Biochemistry preferred; BS/MS degree in the above or similar fields with substantial relevant research experience in a Biotechnology area will be considered. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and member of at least one US state bar (with ability to register in OH). 5+ years of demonstrated experience in prosecuting and preparing technically relevant patent applications at a highly regarded law firm and/or corporate legal department; Ideal candidates will have practiced patent law both at a highly-regarded law firm and in a corporate legal department Meaningful preparation and prosecution experience with Biotechnology or Biopharmaceutical subject matter Experience with US and EP post-grant patent office proceedings is a plus Familiarity with regulatory exclusivities candidates filed under a BLA Familiarity with agreements with IP implications; Strong oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated interpersonal interaction skills; In-depth computer proficiency skills in MS Office suite; Strong analytical thinking and attention to detail; Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and drive projects cross-functionally across departments; and Strong prioritization skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities, and the ablility to quickly adjust to shifting priorities and demanding deadlines when necessary.

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Tracking Code: 18-469

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sarepta Therapeutics
245 First Street
Suite 1800
Cambridge, MA 02142

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