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Senior Patent Counsel Duties: Partner with various functions throughout the company to identify opportunities to protect intellectual property and to provide business-relevant guidance, including patentability, freedom-to-operate and other due diligence opinions and risk assessments. By providing clear guidance to scientists and business leaders, will support business objectives and decision-making. Will develop and execute strategies for protecting intellectual property related to immuno-oncology protein therapeutic programs. Will prepare and prosecute patent applications both as in-house counsel and through outside counsel to build and maintain robust global intellectual property portfolios covering large molecule therapeutics and related inventions in the research and development pipeline. Will be carried out in cooperation with external partners and collaborators. Will also support Business Development and transactional attorneys in negotiating and drafting agreements, including licensing and collaboration agreements, MTAs and CDAs.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and admission to a state Bar. Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). An advanced degree in the biological sciences. 7+ years of experience as patent counsel in active large molecule patent prosecution, including patent application drafting and prosecution in a pharma or biotech corporation and/or representing such clients in a law firm. Agreement and transactional experience highly desired. Ability to explain complex legal issues to audiences from other functions. Strong knowledge of domestic and international laws, regulations, and practices relating to patent procurement and defense. Excellent judgment and ability to influence others. Resilient and results-oriented. Excellent negotiation and communication (oral and written) skills. Ability to prioritize and manage diverse projects. Ability to work independently and on teams, including cross-functional teams.
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