Publicly traded pharmaceutical company in New York is seeking an experienced patent attorney. The Director, Patent Attorney will act as Legal Counsel on matters related to the development, protection, and management of the company’s valuable intellectual property pertaining to its manufacturing. The role will be responsible for patent activities relating to manufacturing and bioprocessing at all stages of the development pipeline including cell line technologies, purification, formulations, assay and media development. This position will partner closely with our world-class scientists and manufacturing development leaders around key strategies for our rapidly growing patent portfolio, patent filings, trade secret protection, and patent actions.
As a Director Patent Attorney, a typical day may include:
- Identifying, capturing and prosecuting new inventions relating to manufacturing and bioprocessing;
- Preparing and prosecuting global patent applications relating to all aspects of manufacturing & bioprocessing including cell development, cell culture, purification, assay development, formulation, packaging and delivery;
- Leading outside counsel on various projects as appropriate;
- Conducting patent landscape overviews, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity assessments and patentability assessments in relation to Regeneron pipeline products, and presenting the results and analyses to senior members of the Law Department and senior management;
- Leading US and foreign administrative patent actions (e.g., oppositions, third party observations, inter partes reviews, etc.);
- Assisting in litigation activities as needed; and
- Supporting due diligence projects, agreements and other transactional work, administrative initiatives, and policy questions.
This role might be for you, if you:
- Can lead administrative and legal projects with the intent to develop an IP Department that displays the highest legal and ethical standards.
- Can advise on emerging legal issues, including monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments.
- Collaborate and advise key internal partners, including senior management, on IP matters, group policies and procedures.
- Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability run multiple projects against competing priorities.
- Excel at handling a large and sophisticated docket with minimal direction.
- Have exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.
To be considered for this position, you must possess:
A Ph.D. in the life sciences (e.g., biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields) and a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Admitted to practice before the USPTO and licensed to practice law in at least one state (member of the NY bar or eligible for in-house licensure in NY); 5-8 years of proven experience in a law firm setting (with or without corporate law department experience) preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the biological arts.