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ProfileSenior Patent Attorney The candidate will prepare and prosecute patent applications to provide US and international coverage of company innovations, with little or no supervision. Will work with and manage outside counsel for IP prosecution and counseling. Work closely with scientists and scientific leadership to identify new IP and/or technical/scientific issues potentially affecting IP. Participate in shaping the company’s IP strategy, processes, policies and procedures. Counsel the company on patentability, freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity matters consistent with the company’s IP strategy. Prepare for and/or conduct diligence on company and third party IP assets, including competitive intelligence assessments. Creating and support a culture of innovation, including by educating employees on the inventive process, documenting inventions, and trade secrets. Perform diligence on potentially in-licensed IP and support out-licensing diligence. Participate in IP transactional work, including setting and complying with agreement obligations related to IP. Analyze patent related agreements and support contract drafting. Individual projects and duties as required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have 10 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the US and internationally in a role at a law firm or a company, including patent portfolio management. Must be registered to practice at the USPTO. Must be Admitted to practice in at least one state and eligible to practice law in Massachusetts as in-house counsel. Deep knowledge of and experience with patent and trade secret laws, particularly in the field of biotechnology is required. An advanced degree or significant experience in a relevant scientific discipline, particularly microbiology, biochemistry, and/or computational genetics is desired. In-house experience (or at least a desire to work in a fast-paced business environment) is desired. Experience with patent licensing, litigation, opinion work and diligence is desired.
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