Drafter Patent Job Description Sample
Corporate Patent Counsel
Your role : Within Patents/Life Science provide counseling and IP support to R&D teams and business managers. Represent
the company before the US PTO and manage representation in procedures at other patent offices such as the EPO and JPO.
Your activities include participation on international project teams, drafting patent applications and evaluating complex patent
landscapes and issues in the context of our development projects and businesses from a legal as well as an economic point of
view. Manage and prosecute an active and expanding global patent portfolio, participate in a regular patent committee
meetings, devise, implement and revise IP strategies for the IP portfolios and businesses. Provide IP advice on collaborations,
service and other such agreements and negotiate and draft licensing agreements. Monitor third party patent activity in your
area of responsibility.
Who you are :
Minimum of a Masters degree, preferably a Ph.D in Molecular Biology or BioChemistry
Registered member of at least 1 state Bar in good standing
Registered with the US Patent Office as a Patent Attorney for 3 - 7 years
3-7 years work experience as a Patent Attorney in a law firm or corporation
Experience in international patent law and ability to assess third party patents
Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other languages are an advantage
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills required
Must be self-reliant, with sound decision making ability and an ability to effectively present and communicate abstract and
Strong attention to detail
Understanding of economic/business concepts
Able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of time
Job Requisition ID: 180389
Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model: full-time
Nearest Major Market: Boston
Job Segment: Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Science
Associate Patent Litigation Attorney (LA Office)
- 1-5 years of Patent Litigation Experience
- Active Member of the California Bar
- Electrical engineering, physics or computer science background preferred, but chemical or mechanical engineering also considered.
- Excellent academic credentials, verbal, written and interpersonal skills and technical background.
To apply please submit updated resume (word format) and law school transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
bluebird bio is a clinical-stage biotech company focused on developing and delivering the most advanced gene therapy based-products as a one-time treatment option for patients with severe genetic and rare diseases and cancer. We are leading the gene therapy revolution. Our integrated product platforms encompass gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and gene editing – providing us with the potential to treat, and hopefully cure, a broad range of serious diseases. For more information, please visit www.bluebirdbio.com.
bluebird bio is seeking a biotech Patent Agent/Patent Attorney with 3+ years of experience to join its colorful and cooperative Legal team. Reporting to the Director, IP Counsel, this person will directly support all of bluebird bio's integrated product platforms. The successful candidate will directly work on a broad range of global patent preparation & prosecution matters in a fast-paced environment to build and maintain a strong intellectual property portfolio in support of the company's development and commercialization efforts. In addition, the successful candidate will provide diligence and litigation support as needed. The successful candidate should have meaningful patent drafting and prosecution experience in the fields of gene therapy, immunotherapy, and gene editing technologies and significant research or technical experience in these fields.
Primary Responsibilities Include
Identify patentable inventions through frequent interactions with internal R&D project teams, and facilitate the creation of appropriate patent protection strategies and execute on those strategies with guidance as needed
Interact and instruct outside counsel on patent filing and prosecution matters
Interact and instruct foreign agents on patent filing and prosecution matters
Prepare and prosecute patent applications directly with the USPTO
Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio
Support the provision of patentability and FTO opinions for R&D pipeline programs and Business Development opportunities
Education And Skills Requirements
Superior academic credentials from well-regarded institutions
D. in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology preferred; BS/MS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology with substantial relevant research experience will be considered
Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted to practice before at least one state bar for attorney position
3+ years of demonstrated experience in prosecuting and preparing technically relevant patent applications at a highly regarded law firm, corporate legal department or university tech transfer office is preferred; Preference may be given to candidates that have practiced patent law at a highly-regarded law firm and in a corporate legal department or tech transfer office. In addition, ideal candidates will have significant research or technical experience in gene therapy, immunology, and gene editing fields.
Preparation and prosecution experience with both US and various foreign patent offices and patent practices are preferred
Strong oral and written communication skills are essential; should be proficient in MS Office suite;
Demonstrated interpersonal interaction skills;
Strong analytical thinking and attention to detail;
Strong organizational and prioritization skills; should be a self-starter; should be able to effectively handle multiple matters simultaneously, and should be adept at adjusting priorities when required
Senior Counsel -- Patent Litigation
Career CategoryLaw/LegalJob Description
Amgen is searching for a Senior Counsel – Patent Litigation. The Senior Counsel will work at the corporate headquarters campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.
The Senior Counsel will have direct involvement and shared responsibility in all aspects of U.S. and international patent disputes, in both judicial and administrative tribunals, from initial issue identification through resolution. Working in partnership with outside counsel and other in-house attorneys and staff, the Senior Counsel will develop and drive case strategies as an active team member, including all infringement, validity, and enforceability positions, and as needed, freedom to operate analysis. In addition, the Senior Counsel will have hands-on involvement in such things as witness interviews, discovery (production, support and/or conduct of depositions, drafting of discovery responses), motion and brief drafting, trial preparation (including witness selection and preparation, selection of trial exhibits, drafting of jury instructions, etc.), and participation at trial and on appeal.
In addition to litigating patent issues, the Senior Counsel will also be responsible for developing and counseling others on intellectual property strategies associated with Amgen's business and research endeavors.
10% – 20% domestic and global travel anticipated.
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing intellectual property law
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school
Seven (7) + years of experience litigating U.S. patent disputes in federal and/or administrative courts, 4+ years of which involved biotechnology-related matters
Degree in the sciences and a working understanding of molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, cellular biology, protein chemistry or the like
Trial experience (bench or jury)
Demonstrated management and leadership skills (including law firm or corporate experience having managed others) combined with a strong client service focus
Excellent analytic, legal drafting, and oral and written communication skills
Some exposure to foreign adversarial proceedings (patent or SPC enforcement proceedings, nullity actions, PMNOC proceedings, oppositions, etc.)
Ability to work independently and in teams, work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Associate Counsel, Patent
Responsible for providing legal support and guidance for: all aspects of patent application preparation and prosecution; patent-related issues in business and technology agreements; and patent-related issues arising in transactions, general business activities and operations.
Assist in managing all aspects of patent application preparation and prosecution practice for a large portfolio of domestic and foreign matters.
Capture and evaluate ideas and inventions with a strategic outlook.
Supervise and manage outside patent prosecution counsel, and provide substantive review and guidance for all patent prosecution matters.
Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of intellectual property-related matters in commercial agreements such as license and distribution agreements, product development agreements, and joint venture agreements.
Counsel business leaders and engineers on intellectual property-related issues arising in strategic business/development partnerships, technology and e-commerce agreements, and matters related to a wide range of product offerings and technology platforms.
Additional Responsibilities and General Duties within Comcast Law Department:
Provide legal counsel in a particular subject area of expertise to business units.
Dispense legal knowledge and expertise impacting business operations. Work closely with front line management and staff.
Perform legal research when and as necessary to resolve legal issues and determine the appropriate course of action regarding a particular issue/case. Consult with and supervise outside counsel to develop legal strategies and resolve issues in routine matters.
Perform duties consistent with strategic plans and directives as determined by more senior level management and attorneys.
Consistently exercise sound and independent judgment and discretion in all matters.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Law Degree. Top 20% of class preferred.
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Member of a state bar in good standing, and eligible for Pennsylvania Bar or Pennsylvania Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License.
Minimum 2-4 years of related patent preparation and prosecution experience in technology areas such as wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, Wi-Fi), data processing and delivery, video processing and distribution, Internet of Things (IoT) and automation, and related technologies.
Experience is preferably with a recognized law firm and/or corporate legal department.
Experience in patent litigation and preparation of patent-related opinions is a plus.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills for personal interaction with engineers, business leaders, and other attorneys.
Demonstrated ability to formulate creative solutions to accomplish the company's objectives.
Excellent drafting, negotiating, problem solving, and communications skills.
Ability to work effectively with senior management and operations personnel, simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with consistently high quality work.
Familiarity with the following would be a plus: technology licensing (including open source software); broadband business and technology (video and content distribution, high speed Internet, VOD, DVRs, HDTV, and IPTV); digital media technologies; and user device applications.
Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer
Patent Docket Clerk/Paralegal
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.
The Patent Docket Clerk will work under the direction of the Supervisor, Patent Paralegal Group, to provide docketing support in all phases of the patent prosecution process, including docketing deadlines, saving official patent documents and entering patent bibliographic data in the patent docketing database.
The Patent Docket Clerk will also be expected to work closely with an active group of patent attorneys/agents/paralegals and interact with outside legal counsel as well as other legal groups in the Law Department. In addition, the paralegal may be expected to contribute to administrative projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.
Maintain and utilize Regeneron's electronic databases pertaining to IP-related information.
Process a large daily volume of patent-related email received from the IP team and US and foreign patent counsel.
Docket each individual patent deadline according to patent law or outside counsel guidance.
Extract the patent data from the correspondence and enter it in Regeneron's patent docketing database.
Save the official patent documents attached in the email to the relevant docketing database record.
Generate and email docket reports of upcoming patent deadlines to the IP team and ensure that no deadline is missed.
Generate various portfolio reports as requested by the IP team.
Develop creative solutions for docketing, data visualization and document management.
Under the supervision of patent attorneys, manage additional patent administrative actions, including oppositions, Inter-Partes Reviews, etc.
Thorough knowledge of US and foreign patent prosecution, including deadlines and all forms of patent documents.
Expertise in using computer databases and web-based platforms. Experience with the Anaqua IP management system. Familiarity with the Serengeti e-billing system, Sharepoint and QlikView is a plus.
Demonstrated organizational skills sufficient to manage an extensive and growing IP portfolio.
Exceptional communication skills, including interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.
Ability to independently oversee docketing matters and work collaboratively with other personnel at Regeneron.
Ability to handle multiple complex docketing matters and see projects through to conclusion.
Familiarity with the USPTO website and other US and foreign patent internet sites and tools.
Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, iManage and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of US and foreign patent docketing experience in a law firm or in-house patent department. Biotech experience a plus.
Paralegal certificate is a plus.
This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.
To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.
Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Senior Biotechnology Patent Counsel, Therapeutics
23andMe's Therapeutics Division, which was created in 2015, is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that can offer significant benefits for patients. The Therapeutics research and development team identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database, generates lead compounds for these targets and performs preclinical research to advance programs for clinical development. The team currently has research programs in several therapeutic areas, including oncology, skin, respiratory and cardiovascular disease.
We are seeking an experienced senior biotechnology patent counsel to join the Company's Legal Department and help build the Company's patent portfolio pertaining to its large-molecule therapeutic drug product candidates (particularly antibodies) and to provide intellectual property (IP) support for the Therapeutics Division. The Senior Patent Counsel will be a member of the Company's Legal Department and partner with clients across multiple therapeutic areas and will assist in devising, filing, prosecuting, maintaining, and defending the Company's IP interests in these therapeutic areas. This position is based in the Company's South San Francisco office, with some work conducted in the Company's Mountain View office.
What you'll do
Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications relating to the Company's therapeutics research and development (R&D) programs pertaining to large-molecule therapeutic drug candidates, particularly therapeutic antibody drug candidates.
Strategically develop and implement IP and patent portfolios strategies for various therapeutic areas, with a primary focus on antibody patenting strategies.
Develop in-depth knowledge in active areas of large-molecule drug discovery and development to provide legal guidance on patent law issues to scientists conducting work in such areas and business colleagues working with the Therapeutics Division.
Identify inventions arising from therapeutic drug discovery and research efforts and drive strategic patent initiatives aligned with corporate business objectives.
Conduct validity and non-infringement analyses, patent searching, third-party patent portfolio assessments, freedom to operate analyses, and due diligence.
Provide counseling to clients in the Therapeutics Division and Business Development on a wide variety of IP and patent-related matters, including patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and non-infringement, through all phases of drug discovery, R&D, and commercialization.
Provide strategic advice to as needed on IP and patent issues relating to contracts, including NDA's, MTA's, licenses and transactional agreements. Assist deal attorneys with drafting and negotiating of IP terms in R&D or drug discovery agreements such as MTAs, license agreements, sponsored research or collaboration agreements.
Manage external relationships with outside counsel.
What you'll bring
J.D. degree from an accredited U.S. law school and admission to practice law is required.
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required.
An advanced degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related biological science is required.
California State Bar membership strongly preferred
Significant experience in biotechnology patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio development, freedom to operate analyses, and third-party portfolio assessments.
Experience drafting a minimum of 25 patents for large molecule and/or small molecule therapeutics. Preference for antibody patent drafting experience.
A minimum of 7+ years of experience in IP matters and patent prosecution in a major law firm and/or corporate biotech or pharma patent department with a demonstrated history of development and prosecution in patents in the subject area is required; in-house corporate experience is helpful.
Experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent law, with a focus on patent law issues relating to therapeutic drug discovery and development.
Experience in providing IP strategic advice to business and corporate departments and drafting/negotiating IP provisions for collaborations, licenses and other biotech/R&D agreements.
Strong leadership skills with a client service focus; ability to work independently and collaboratively among cross-functional teams; ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, balance competing priorities, and manage complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent analytical skills and scientific and technical expertise.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a high level of initiative, and strong attention to detail.
Local candidates preferred.
23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its "50 Smartest Companies, 2017" list, and named one of Fast Company's "25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017". 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.
At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at email@example.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.
Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.
Patent Prosecution Associate (Seattle Office)
Ideal candidate will meet the following
- 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
- Superior academic credentials with backgrounds in one of the following fields: immunology, molecular biology, bioengineering, organic chemistry, or pharmacology
- Draft and prosecute patent applications
- Prepare patent opinion letters
- Provide IP counseling to clients
- Conduct patent due diligence studies in connection with business transactions
Please submit resumes (word format) along with law school transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Patent Prosecution Attorney
Change the world, love your job. At Texas Instruments (TI), you will have the opportunity to learn and grow – and create world-changing technology. For more than 80 years, TI has continually reinvented itself by believing in people with endless curiosity who refuse to leave the world just how they found it. From developing leading-edge semiconductor technologies and practicing responsible manufacturing, to caring for our employees and communities, innovating a better world is in our DNA. Come discover TI and why you belong here.
TI's legal department is searching for an experienced Patent Attorney who has electrical engineering knowledge and experience to join our legal team.
In this role, your specific responsibilities will include:
Solicit disclosures of inventions and assist inventors in filing timely and accurate disclosures
Determine patent application filing priorities
Provide leadership to technical patent committees
Write and prosecute US and non-US patent applications
Analyze issued patents
Provide counsel to business groups on intellectual property matters
Protect TI intellectual property worldwide
Assure TI realizes maximum return on TI's intellectual property investment
A BSEE is strongly preferred, and a law degree is required.
The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of patent prosecution experience and 3-5 years' experience as a scientist/engineer in a technical role. Analog, digital, DSP, or microprocessor circuit design and familiarity with integrated circuit fabrication processes are desirable.
The person in this position must be a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and be admitted to a State Legal Bar. Patent application and prosecution experience is required.
If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition.
Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.
Sr. Patent Agent / IP Counsel
Neurocrine Biosciences is a San Diegobased biotechnology company focused on neurologic, psychiatric and endocrinerelated disorders. The Company's three late-stage clinical programs are:elagolix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist for women's health thatis partnered with AbbVie Inc.; opicapone, a novel, once-daily,peripherally-acting, highly-selective catechol-o-methyltransferase inhibitorunder investigation as adjunct therapy to levodopa in Parkinson's patients; andINGREZZA™ (valbenazine), a novel, once-daily, selective VMAT2 inhibitor underinvestigation for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. INGREZZA (valbenazine)capsules was approved by the FDA on April 11, 2017 for the treatment ofadults with tardive dyskinesia and is currently commercialized by Neurocrine inthe United States.
The attorney or agent will take a leadership role in developingglobal strategies and managing day to day intellectual property efforts tosupport multiple small molecule discovery, clinical development and commercialphase Neurocrine programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identification of inventions, patent drafting, and prosecution relating to small molecule drugs;
Conducting strategic IP due diligence, including analyzing the patent portfolios of Neurocrine's competitors and potential collaborators;
Identifying opportunities for expanding Neurocrine's IP position and collaborating with members of various discovery, development and business groups within Neurocrine;
Working and communicating with collaborators and other external strategic partners in connection with developing a global IP strategy;
Reviewing and negotiating license agreements and IP clauses in other agreements;
Supporting preparation for ANDA and other patent litigation support; and
Managing the use of outside legal counsel globally.
At least 5 years in-house and/or law firm patent experiencerelated to small molecule drugs.
Registered to practice before the US Patent and
A graduate degree in organic chemistry or an allied chemistry discipline required,Ph.D. preferred.
A Juris Doctorate and admission to practice inCalifornia preferred, but not required.
A broad range of patent-related legal expertise required, including in patentpreparation, both U.S. and foreign prosecution, IP due diligence, and strategiccounseling.
Experience in IP litigation and the aspects of regulatoryaffairs related to market exclusivity would be a plus, but not required.
Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writingand conflict resolution.
Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage the use of outside legalcounsel and work collaboratively with other personnel at Neurocrine.
Ability to set aggressive deadlines, handle multiple complex legal matters andsee projects through to conclusion.
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