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Head Of Legal Ip

Company name

Joyn Bio

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Date Last Verified

Jun 13,2019

Valid Through

Sep 26,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biotechnology
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Head of Legal, IP
The candidate will be involved in business development, licensing deals, and will represent and address IP issues with Board. Will be defining, architecting and implementing firm’s IP strategy with respect to internal R&D pipeline, partners, competitors, and suppliers. Staying abreast of a rapidly evolving technology, IP, and market landscape with respect to internal technical developments, competitive position, and FTO. Managing and conducting prosecution of firm’s IP portfolio, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent filings. Conducting intellectual property due diligence to support business partnerships and licensing, including design of IP framework and analysis of patentability, validity, and freedom-to-operate. Supervising external relationships with outside patent counsel, collaborators, and business partners.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree with 8+ years of general corporate legal experience in biotechnology and/or technology either in-house, private practice, or both. Must have prior IP experience in microbial biotechnology or synthetic biology is essential, particularly a deep understanding of the technology and the associated framework for accessing and strains under global biodiversity regulations. Must have registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Excellent verbal and written communication skills is essential.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Joyn Bio
27 Drydock Ave, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

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