Director Intellectual Property Counsel

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Company Affini-T Therapeutics INC. Location Watertown, MA, United States



Min 7 yrs required


Jun 02, 2022

Sep 15, 2022

May 19, 2022


Director, Intellectual Property Counsel
Responsibilities: Drive strategic intellectual property procurement and management of global intellectual property rights for individual large molecule (biopharmaceutical) candidates and products including drafting and prosecuting patent portfolios, licensing transactions, due diligence assessments, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies. Design and deliver global intellectual portfolios from invention capture to patent issuance for individual large molecule (biopharmaceutical) candidates and products. Manage and prosecute active global dockets, including handling U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as post-grant proceedings (e.g., reexamination, reissue, post-grant review). Champion and implement an intellectual property management system. Work with the Head of Legal and outside legal counsel to develop and deliver company-wide intellectual property policies, procedures, education, and advice on intellectual property issues. Partner in all intellectual property-related transactions, adverse proceedings, and litigation activities related to individual program responsibilities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Technical degree in life sciences or related field (Ph.D. or M.S. strongly preferred). JD degree and admission to practice. Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Should have 7 years in a law firm and/or in-house in cell therapy, advising on, drafting, and prosecuting patent portfolios, conducting due diligence assessments, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses, and developing risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (experience in TCR cell therapy strongly preferred). Experience developing intellectual property management systems, supporting licensing transactions, and/or intellectual property litigation is highly desired.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Affini-T Therapeutics INC.
343 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA 02472

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