Patent Agent – Small Corporation – Remote

Freenome Holdings, Inc., a small corporation, is seeking a Patent Agent to work remotely. Freenome is a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco that has pioneered the most comprehensive multiomics platform for early cancer detection.

Role Description/Responsibilities:

  • Draft patent applications; analyze and respond to office actions
  • Perform freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses
  • Attend internal scientific meetings to monitor and capture innovation
  • Collaborate closely with R&D to perform comprehensive searches of patent databases for invalidity, patentability, landscape, licensing, litigation risks, and freedom to operate
  • Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the business, including Freenome’s research, products and product development, (licensed and/or acquired), and our existing IP portfolio
  • Ensure detailed instructions are provided to researchers and inventors regarding legal requirements of a patentable invention. Assists in the construction of extensive invention disclosures.
  • Perform extensive critical reviews of patents, patent applications, patent amendments, patent opinions, and other patent-related documents for technical accuracy and full protection of company inventions
  • Assist the Director and business leaders on patent issues
  • Research and make recommendations on new USPTO regulations or other changes related to patent prosecution
  • Collaborate with outside patent attorneys and paralegals to draft and prosecute patent applications

Role Requirements:

  • Doctorate in a life science discipline required
    USPTO registration in good standing
  • At least five years of IP experience in biotech or IVD industry and/or law firm serving biotech or IVD clients with US and international prosecution
  • Experience with NGS, genomics, proteomics technologies, and in-vitro diagnostics preferred
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including experience with patent and non-patent literature databases
  • Experience performing freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses
  • Outstanding attention to detail combined with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and communicate clearly across the organization

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Remote