Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
The Associate Counsel, IP Policy, will conduct legal research and analysis on a wide range of intellectual property and technology transfer matters, and will participate in the development and implementation of BIO’s advocacy at the state, federal and international levels.
Responsibilities will include analysis of judicial or agency decisions, and proposed legislation or regulations; preparation and review of public comments, testimony, presentations, press releases, amicus briefs, and other official BIO statements; operational support for BIO's IP-related committees; managing communications with IP professionals at BIO’s member companies; advising BIO’s policy and advocacy departments on IP matters and assuming primary responsibility for policy development in selected areas; developing IP-related educational content for BIO-organized meetings and publications; representing BIO’s IP interests in advocacy meetings and at public events; and coordinating BIO's technology transfer priorities.
A law degree, admission to a state bar, and admission to the patent bar are required. A life sciences degree in a relevant field is expected. The ideal candidate should have 5 or more years of work or equivalent experience, preferably 2 or more years as a patent lawyer in a corporate, law firm, or government practice.
Experience with technology transfer and IP licensing, and a solid basic understanding of the drug, biologic, and agricultural regulatory processes will be a plus. Experience in the biotechnology industry highly valued.
The candidate must have an ability to present complex information in succinct and accessible form, must display an aptitude for credible advocacy, and be a personable, strong communicator who develops and maintains constructive relationships with relevant stakeholders in government, industry, and civil society.
To apply, please email Julia McGrath at email@example.com.
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Washington, D.C.