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Senior Patent Attorney The candidate will play a key role in the company with exposure to all research and business strategy. Responsible for preparing and prosecuting applications on the company’s platform technology and development candidates. Prepare and prosecute patent applications to provide US and international coverage of company innovations, with little or no supervision. 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. Create and support a culture of innovation, including by educating employees on inventive process, documenting inventions, 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. An advanced degree or significant experience in a relevant scientific discipline preferred. 5+ 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 required. Registered to practice at the USPTO required. Admitted to practice in at least one state and eligible to practice law in the state as in-house counsel required. Deep knowledge of and experience with patent and trade secret laws, particularly in the field of biotechnology required. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. In-house experience (or at least a desire to work in a fast-paced business environment) preferred.
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