Associate (Biology) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks candidates with 2 years of experience.  Must possess a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Patent Attorney/Agent – Large Corporation – Bothell, Wa.

Seattle Genetics Seattle Geneticsis seeking is a patent attorney or agent with 4-8 years of prosecution experience in organic chemistry or peptide chemistry, and preferably antibody-drug conjugates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications involving organic chemistry and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new chemotypes and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Conduct patentability and freedom to operate studies for new chemotypes and antibody drug conjugates
  • Supervise external patent counsel
  • Requirements (technical skills, key characteristics, education, etc.):
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • For attorneys, member of a state bar and eligible to be admitted to practice in Washington state
  • 4-8 years of organic chemistry prosecution experience
  • BA/BS in organic chemistry or related degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to independently draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Familiarity with patentability and FTO searches
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Large IP law firm training preferred
  • Seattle Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SEAGEN&cws=4&rid=1293.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Agent / Attorney – Law Firm – Rockville, Md.

AuerbachSchrot LLC, AuerbachSchrot LLCan intellectual property law firm in Rockville, MD, is seeking an experienced, USPTO registered patent agent or attorney to assist in its growing domestic and international biotechnology and high technology patent prosecution practice.

Applicants must have at least 2 years of prosecution experience in a law firm setting, and be fluent in USPTO practice and policy. A master’s or Ph.D. degree in immunology or immunotherapy is required for the position.

Applicants must also have superior and unwavering attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communications skills, high computer proficiency and the ability to independently prioritize and perform multiple tasks and address multiple deadlines.

AuerbachSchrot offers exceptional benefits, training, a competitive compensation package and an opportunity to work in a congenial environment in suburban Maryland. AuerbachSchrot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact
Applicants should send a copy of their resume and a cover letter, in confidence, to the attention of Ms. Penny Zimmerman Amir at careers@ipatlaw.com. Applicant submissions will be maintained as confidential.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Rockville, Maryland

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind.

Jones Robb, PLLC Jones Robbis looking to hire full-time patent attorneys and patent agents in Indianapolis, IN with a minimum of 2 years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates will also have client counseling experience with opinion drafting and other related patent practice experience. Qualified candidates will have technical backgrounds in one or more of the following: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering and software.

Contact
Apply by emailing Nancy Peters at: nancy.peters@jonesrobb.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Dallas, Texas

Winstead PC logois seeking to hire a Patent Agent having a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology and/or nanotechnology. Must have passed the USPTO patent bar.

Experience Required

  • 2-3 years of “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of matters from disclosure through allowance.
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a comparable science background is required.

We offer benefits and a competitive compensation package.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://resumebuilder.winstead.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dallas, Texas

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Palo Alto, Calif.

Our client, a mid-sized pharmaceutical company, is seeking to add a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to its department. The Patent Attorney or Agent will work with the company’s Associate General Counsel of IP and be responsible for drafting and managing global patent portfolios directed to The company's products. In addition to working on all aspects of patent prosecution, including drafting patent applications and responding to Office Actions, the position will work closely with R&D colleagues to monitor the progress of The company's in-house research and development, evaluate freedom to operate with respect to third party patent rights, evaluate potential in-licensing or acquisition opportunities and advise research groups on a variety of IP issues, including assessment of third party patent rights.

Responsibilities:
This position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of IP issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. Responsibilities include drafting new patent applications and responses to US and foreign office actions, collaborating with outside US and foreign patent counsel handling patent prosecution matters including appeals, and assisting with IP due diligence for licensing agreements and patentability and freedom to operate studies.

The position requires a JD degree from accredited law school, admission to at least one state bar, and admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A BA/BS in chemistry, molecular biology or related degree is also required; advanced degree preferred.

The company is also willing to consider a Patent Agent for this position. In that circumstance, the JD is not required, but the candidate must be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A BA/BS in chemistry, molecular biology or related degree is also required; advanced degree preferred.

Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of biological/chemical/ pharmaceutical patent prosecution experience. Candidates must also demonstrate a full understanding of U.S. patent law, and knowledge of European patent law, including patentability, prosecution, validity, infringement and litigation. Strong background in drafting/filing of patents as well as prosecution experience is also must.

The successful candidate will also be detail-oriented, independently motivated, and have the ability to interact with clients and co-workers in a professional, approachable, and positive manner.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: info@edgelaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Arnold & Porter's logoWashington office is seeking a mid-level registered patent associate for the Intellectual Property Practice Group to work on USPTO inter partes matters. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in patent prosecution and preferably exposure to inter partes matters and evidence of excellent writing skills. Candidates must have a PhD in the life sciences, material sciences, or biomedical engineering fields. DC bar or ability to waive into DC bar required. All applicants must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.arnoldporter.com/jobs.cfm?u=LateralPatentProsecutionAssociate&action=view&id=513.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Tucson, Ariz.

Ventana Ventana Medical Systems is seeking a patent attorney. Coordinates and performs RTD/Ventana’s intellectual property (“IP”) activities for one or more departments of the Company or subgroups of such departments (“business units”). Secures protection for the Company’s intellectual property and minimizes risk associated with bringing new products and innovations to the marketplace by ensuring respect for the valid intellectual property rights of others.

Essential Functions

  • Implements an IP strategy within one or more business units.
  • Acts as the primary contact for Ventana IP issues within one or more business units.
  • Prepares, drafts, files and prosecutes patent applications in the United States Patent & Trademark Office in order to protect the Company’s investment in research and development.
  • Prepares written opinions on issues of patentability, patent infringement, patent validity and freedom-to-operate issues in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new products and innovations to the marketplace.
  • Assists product development teams in designing products to avoid valid patent claims of others in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new products and innovations to the marketplace.
  • Provides general counseling and training on IP issues to relevant business units.
  • Evaluates contract terms related to IP and coordinates with corporate counsel on the drafting and negotiating of same.
  • Conducts due diligence on IP aspects of transactional projects.
  • Provides technical support for patent litigation matters.

Minimum Qualifications

Formal Training/Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in one of the following: life sciences/chemistry/biotechnology; advanced degree in the Life Sciences highly preferred.
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, licensed to practice law in one or more of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Licensed to practice law before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Experience:

  • At least five years experience in IP practice, including patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, transactional due diligence, and client counseling.
  • Experience in patenting biologics/in vitro diagnostic devices preferred.
  • Experience practicing law as in-house counsel and with IP litigation matters preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain open, candid, and trusting work relationships.

Contact
Apply online by visiting our website.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Tuscon, Arizona

Product Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Foster City, Calif.

Gilead Gilead Sciences is seeking a Product Patent Attorney to work in its Foster City, Calif., offices. This opportunity involves drafting and prosecuting global patent portfolios associated with antiviral (HIV) compounds. Responsibilities include working closely with R&D to monitor the progress of Gilead's in-house research, evaluating freedom to operate and patentability relating to pharmaceuticals, and considering potential regulatory matters.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of intellectual property issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate should be able to independently identify legal and other issues potentially impacting the business. The ability to counsel research and business colleagues by providing clear advice is essential. The successful candidate is also expected to develop expertise in specific areas of the law and contribute effectively to legal and cross functional projects. The successful candidate will be a part of the product attorney group and will report to a senior attorney.

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications (US and foreign patent offices).
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of assigned projects.
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate reviews.
  • Counsel research and management colleagues in regards of patent portfolio and strategy.
  • Review and assist in the drafting of nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property.
  • Review proposed publications in regards of potential invention disclosure.
  • Provide support for in-licensing and acquisitions.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Works collaboratively with other members of legal departments as well as internal client departments.
  • Sets appropriate priorities with clients and delivers results within the established timelines.
  • Contributes to multidisciplinary and/or cross-functional projects and with some assistance from their supervisor take responsibility for legal aspects of complex to moderately complex projects within the IP Legal team.
  • Develops solutions and solve problems with ongoing input and oversight from more senior members of the IP Legal team.
  • Judgment will be reserved primarily for completing assigned analysis in an efficient and accurate manner.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://www.gilead.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=15305&CurrentPage=1.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Foster City, California

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Tysons Corner, Va.

O’Brien Jones, PLLC is seeking full-time registered patent attorneys and patent agents with 2-5 years relevant experience to work in its Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, including complex Patent Office proceedings; and working on other patent related counseling matters, including opinions and strategic patent portfolio development.

Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a team environment and preferably have technical backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or software. Candidates must also have a degree from a top law/post graduate school, good academics, and more than 2 years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates have experience with complex Patent Office proceedings, client counseling with opinion drafting, or other related patent practice experience.

O’Brien Jones is an established, diverse patent law-firm that offers its professionals the opportunity to work on exciting, diverse technologies and challenging legal issues. Attorneys at all levels work directly with clients that include Fortune 500 companies as well as large and small privately-owned companies. This allows for self-starting individuals to grow professionally and personally in a collegial and team-oriented setting.

Contact:
To apply, please email your resume, under- and post-graduate transcripts, and a writing sample to: nancy.peters@obrienjones.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia

IP Associate – Law Firm – San Mateo, Calif.

Shay Glenn LLP Shay Glenn LLPseeks an intellectual property associate with 2-5 years of experience. Registration to practice before the USPTO required. You must be a member in good standing with the California State Bar. The primary responsibilities for this position include preparing and filing patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, prosecution of foreign patent applications, and advice and counseling to early stage medical device companies. Qualified candidates will also have experience in prosecuting applications for medical device inventions and/or an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering is preferred.
 
Compensation based on experience. We offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to work with a very supportive team.  Principals only, no phone calls, please.  Shay Glenn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact:
For more information regarding our firm, please visit our website at www.shayglenn.com. Please send your resume and cover letter in Word format for immediate consideration to: yvonna@shayglenn.com

Your resume must include:

• USPTO Registration Number
• California State Bar Number
• Listing of all Universities attended and all degrees earned
• Listing of all professional employment and references

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Mateo, California 

Sr. Licensing Contract Administrator – Large Corporation – Pleasanton, Calif.

Roche Roche, one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups, is seeking a
Sr. Licensing Contract Administrator to work in Pleasanton, California.

Responsibilities
Basic Function and Scope of the Position:
• Prepares and coordinates all documentation for Product and Licensing Contract Overviews and associated documents for the Licensing department.
• Maintains licensing agreement database and is responsible for data entry and maintenance to ensure accurate and timely royalty obligations for RMS can be met by Finance.
• Provides constant database curation and monitoring.
• Maintains a tracking system for completion and issue reports on contract activities.
• Primary person to coordinate, manage, enter and track the associating of products with relevant patents with input from Patents, licensing agreements with input from Licensing, and royalty obligations in the active database system.
• Monitors contract compliance for Licensing department.
• Assists in royalty administration locally and with corporate Licensing internationally and serves as the primary person for this function within the Licensing Department.

Major Job Functions & Contributions:

• Responsible for database entry and maintenance for in- and out- licensing payment and royalty obligations of Finance. Monitors royalty reports/payments of research and diagnostic product licensees.
• Interfaces with Finance and Licensing to make sure that delinquencies are addressed in a timely manner.
• Analyzes licensing contracts and agreements for financial and non-financial obligations, enters and tracks these in eBDS and other relevant database.
• Maintains and updates contracts in eBDS and other relevant database.
• Generates database reports.
• Resolves contract administration issues.
• Ensures that products are readily and properly identified, documented for and linked to patents in database for accurate and timely royalty obligation fulfillment and tracking.
• Coordinates with Project Leaders and Product Managers, Licensing Managers, Patent Attorneys and Contract Attorneys to ensure proper agreement and product information entry and maintenance in relevant databases.
• Interfaces with local and global administrators for eBDS, SAP, Design History Files, Sales Databases and other databases, as necessary, to coordinate contract administration for RMS.
• Creating PowerPoint and Excel presentations and presenting to internal and external customers.
• Provides input to royalty income estimates and budgets.
• Provides input to Licensing personnel regarding royalty issues relating to products and provides necessary input to LifeCycle Teams
• Other duties as necessary.

Who you are:
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Qualifications and Experience:

• BS/BA Business Administration or Life Sciences, relevant database/computer skills are required, familiarity with medical, diagnostic and/or pharmaceutical terms is preferred.
• Knowledge of patents and licensing contracts highly preferable
• Minimum of 5-8 years proven relevant experience
• Significant (minimum 3-5 years) Diagnostic and /or Pharma/Biotech experience, preferably in both global and local roles highly desirable

• Diagnostic and/or Pharma industry and relevant diagnostic area knowledge preferred.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.
• Enjoys and thrives in a team environment.
• Effectively communicates with scientist, physicians, business development professionals, patent and contract attorneys and others to achieve desired results.
• Result oriented with the ability and desire to effectively manage a project from start to finish both in time and with the desired financial outcome.
• Highly self-motivated with some project management skill desired.

• Must be very detail oriented and enjoy learning.

Contact:
The next step is yours. To apply online today and to learn about other exciting positions, please go to: http://careers.roche.com and enter Job ID #2746227527 in the “Keyword” box underneath the Global Job Search field. Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Pleasanton, California

At Roche, 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity, and on seeing each other’s differences as an advantage. To innovate healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing – and is seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.

Patent Associate / Agent (Biotech) – Law Firm – Wilmington, Del. or Alexandria, Va.

Buchanan Ingersoll & RooneyBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has an immediate opening for an intellectual property associate or patent agent for the Firm's Biotech Practice Group in either our Wilmington, DE or Alexandria, VA office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of due diligence, opinion writing and patent prosecution experience. Preferred candidates will have strong academic credentials and technical expertise in the area of biotechnology. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is competitive with other top-level firms.

Contact:
Qualified candidates should apply on the Careers section of our website https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v3/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Legal Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Wilmington, Delaware or Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

Faegre Baker Daniels Faegre Baker Daniels seeks an Associate to join our thriving Denver Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., and in Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Successful candidates will have 2-4 years experience in patent preparation and prosecution and will be a member of the patent bar for at least 2 years. Additionally, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in a biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field as well as excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Transactional and patent opinion/analysis support experience is a plus. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact:
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Trisha Selden, Legal Talent Manager, at: Trisha.Selden@FaegreBD.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Salt Lake City, Utah

Myriad Genetics, Inc. Myriad Genetics, Inc. is a global leader in personalized medicine and molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovered some of the most important cancer predisposition genes including BRCA1, BRCA2 and PTEN. Its molecular diagnostic portfolio comprises products in predictive medicine (e.g., BRACAnalysis® testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk) and prognostic medicine (e.g., Prolaris® testing for prostate cancer recurrence risk), generating product revenue last fiscal year of nearly $500 million.

Attorneys in Myriad’s intellectual property department tackle novel, challenging legal issues involving cutting-edge technologies in molecular diagnostics and we are seeking a patent attorney to join our team. The successful candidate will be involved in hands-on patent preparation and prosecution, foreign patent prosecution, internal opinions on patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, infringement and enforcement, assisting in IP licensing efforts, and supporting IP litigation. The successful candidate will be capable of handling a sizable patent portfolio with minimal supervision and will also be able to assist in general commercial and contract matters.

Candidates should have 2-4 years of experience in the above work, particularly in the field of molecular diagnostics, and must be admitted to practice before the United State Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates should also have a degree and laboratory experience in molecular biology.

Contact:
Apply online at: http://myriad.com/careers/current-openings/.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Boston, Mass.

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLPPreti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP, diversified regional law firm, has an immediate opening in its Boston office for a partner-level patent attorney with a background in biochemistry or chemistry. A generous percentage-based compensation arrangement is offered, ideal for a seasoned practitioner who desires to develop and grow a practice.

The primary responsibilities for this position include preparing and filing patent applications in the US Patent and Trademark Office and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications. Patentability searches and opinions and client counseling on matters of patentability are also integral aspects. The ideal applicant will have experience in drafting infringement and invalidity opinions, as well as performing due diligence investigations. Experience with licensing and technology-based agreements is desired.

Contact:
To apply, please have five or more years practicing as a patent attorney. A degree in biochemistry or chemistry is required, and a Ph.D. is preferred. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, catalysts and related processes, analytical techniques and devices using or implementing any of the above. Experience prosecuting biotechnology applications is also desirable. Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is mandatory; admission to the Massachusetts Bar is preferred.

Candidates should have superior legal writing and computer research skills.

If interested, email Jennifer Treuhaft at: jtreuhaft@preti.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Patent Agent / Attorney – Small Corporation – Cambridge, Mass.

Moderna Therapeutics Modernais seeking a skilled para-professional (assistant or paralegal) for in-house legal support with a focus on intellectual property and transactional matters. This talented individual will be instrumental in supporting internal efforts directed at patent preparation, filing, and prosecution. The position will also involve support of transactional work directed to various contracts and agreements including MTAs, CDAs, JDAs, MSAs, research collaborations, and licensing agreements. The IP assistant/paralegal will also provide general support of the company’s legal department as well as special projects as they may arise within the department.

Responsibilities:
• Effectively collaborates with in-house attorneys and agents and coordinates with outside counsel/staff
• Supports timely patent preparation, filing and prosecution activities
• Support and manage all contract and transactional work at the company
• Responsible for special projects including, but not limited to; due diligence, assignment projects, interference proceedings, post grant review, sequence listings, re-examinations, and on-line patent database searches
• Assumes additional responsibilities, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3 years of legal administrative or para-professional experience in a corporation or law firm
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, searching and docketing software
• Effective collaborator interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• A BA/BS degree
• Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry or at law firm that supports the same
• Familiarity with technical aspects of biological or chemical sciences
• Notary Public certification

Competencies:
• Detail Orientation (strong attention to detail and high quality work standards)
• Highly Organized (ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure)
• Results Orientation
• Operates Independently (works independently and meet deadlines with minimum supervision)
• Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills
• Effective Communication (oral and written)

Contact:
Apply online at: http://modernatx.com/revolution.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Why join Moderna Therapeutics:

Moderna Therapeutics is pioneering messenger RNA therapeutics™, an entirely new in vivo drug modality that produces human proteins or antibodies inside patient cells, which are in turn active intracellularly or secreted. This breakthrough platform addresses currently undruggable targets and offers a superior alternative to existing drug modalities for a wide range of disease conditions. Moderna has developed a broad intellectual property estate relating to mRNA therapeutic technologies ranging from novel nucleotide chemistries to specific drug compositions. The company plans to develop and commercialize its innovative mRNA drugs—initially for rare diseases and oncology—while partnering drug candidates in other therapeutic areas in order to rapidly deliver this innovation to patients.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Moderna is privately held and was founded in 2010 by Flagship VentureLabs in association with leading scientists from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Moderna recently signed a collaboration agreement with Astra Zeneca that provided a $240MM upfront payment (plus milestone payments).

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Kansas City, Mo.

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLPa broad based, national firm, seeks a qualified attorney for its IP and Technology practice division in our Kansas City office. We are seeking a patent attorney with one to three years experience.

Ideal candidates will have a degree or background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology or Mechanical Engineering. Responsibilities include the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, drafting of patentability opinions, preparation of non-infringement/invalidity opinions and drafting of license or other technology agreements. Excellent academic qualifications and writing skills are essential. No third party submissions, please.

Contact:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript and law school transcript to:
Anna Kowalewski
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106
akowalewski@stinson.com

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Director IP Strategy, Biopharmaceuticals – Other – Chicago, Ill.

Pharmaceutical company seeks Director IP Strategy, Biopharmaceuticals. Individual will be responsible for developing and implementing intellectual property strategies (IPS) for the company's biologics franchises and products.

Responsibilities will include:
• Collaborate with R&D, Marketing, Business Development, Legal and senior leadership within the company to develop investment strategies (internal and external) to maximize the company's competitive position within various Therapeutic Area franchises.
• Identify/Create innovation opportunities within product development process to enhance commercial value/product exclusivity.
• Influence the organization to develop plans and generate data sufficient to achieve pre-specified IP generation goals.
• Create and own a competitive intelligence program for specific therapeutic areas.
• The Director, IPS will work closely with Legal both in the development of exclusivity-enhancing strategies as well as in implementation of risk mitigation strategies.

Skills:
• In addition to a sound intellectual property foundation, the Director, IP must have a solid understanding of biopharmaceutical commercial strategy, R&D pipeline and business development opportunities.
• Individual will need to possess strong interpersonal skills, as well as be organizationally savvy.
• Additionally, individual must have demonstrated success in ability to lead cross-functional teams.

Requirements:
• Intellectual property expertise (patent agent/attorney preferred but not required); strong scientific education and/or experience; significant business acumen; demonstrated successful project management experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
• Preferred but not required: Significant scientific and/or IP experience related to biologic therapeutics, financial acumen, international experience. Corporate/Bio/Pharma Industry Experience. Combination of JD or MBA and PhD education.

Contact:
Apply by emailing your resume to: info@edgelaw.com

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois 

Senior Patent Counsel – Other – Boston, Mass. area

Pharmaceutical company seeks Senior Patent Counsel to support the company's biopharmaceuticals group, i.e., antibody based drugs. Candidates must have significant experience with patent prosecution matters involving both development and commercial stage therapeutic antibody programs.

Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the DVP of Biologics Discovery and other scientists to create patent portfolios around antibody drug products
• Manage all aspects of work with outside patent counsel, including patent preparation and prosecution
• Work with Business Development to evaluate new product opportunities
• Work with outside counsel and other IP team members to develop biosimilar defense strategies
• Regularly attend R&D, Commercial and Business Development meetings
• Keep current with developing patent law

Requirements:
• JD and admission to a state bar
• BS degree in a biological science, graduate studies preferred but not required
• Registered US patent attorney
• 10+ years of experience in a law firm and/or pharmaceutical/biotechnology company legal dept. working on development and commercial stage antibody products
• Experience with managing European Patent Oppositions
• Experience with managing matters before the US Board of Patent Appeals
• Experience supporting patent litigation internationally

Contact:
Apply by emailing your resume to: info@edgelaw.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts area