Patent Attorney (Plant / Ag Biotech) – Small Corporation – Cambridge, Mass.

Inari Agriculture, Inc., is a vibrant start-up company based in Cambridge, MA, focusing on highly innovative new breeding technologies to improve performance of plants. To address the intellectual property challenges in this emerging area of technology, Inari is recruiting an in-house patent attorney to be based at Inari’s Cambridge, MA, location.

The role will encompass both hands-on patent work and on-site general counsel responsibilities including developing patent strategy; in-house patent preparation and prosecution; and instruction of outside patent counsel for US and ex-US cases. In addition the role will include supporting FTO analyses, license negotiations and drafting, staff IP training, and IP advocacy work. The successful candidate will work with Inari’s VP IP & Licenses and a senior patent agent.

Candidates must be a registered US patent attorney and preferably already admitted to the Massachusetts bar. The candidate should have at least 5 years of US patent preparation and prosecution experience in the biotechnology area (preferably in plant biotechnology) and experience in claim strategy and directing prosecution in major ex-US jurisdictions (EP, CN, BR, CA). Additional qualifications include experience with FTO analyses, validity/non-infringement opinions, license agreements, and general corporate legal duties. An advanced degree in a relevant scientific area is desirable.

Inari Agriculture is a Flagship Pioneering ( company. Flagship conceives, creates, resources, and grows first-in-category life sciences companies.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to:

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