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Patent Attorney
Location: Tarrytown, New York, United States
Date Posted: September 26, 2016
Contact: Melissa Peters
Company\Firm: Princeton Legal Search Group
Job Description: Our client, a dynamic and fast growing publicly traded biopharmaceutical company in New York is seeking an experienced patent attorney for a Director level position. The attorney will assume a leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive intellectual
property strategy for the company’s leading world class Genetics Center. The Genetics Center has sequenced over 100,000 exomes to date, and is now delivering new target opportunities and validating existing targets for the company’s therapeutic programs. The attorney will develop, protect, and manage the company’s Intellectual property pertaining to systems and processes for large-scale genomics systems, applied genomics, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine.
The attorney will also provide intellectual property services in support of the company’s technology platforms and bioprocess and manufacturing enterprises.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing and implementing an intellectual property strategy for the company’s Genetics
Center, including: developing close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business
groups; coordinating patent filing, trade secret protection, and third party actions; monitoring
and reviewing case law and legislative developments, particularly in the area of patentable
subject matter; and surveilling competitor activity and taking steps to ensure the company’s
long-term competitive advantage

• Managing intellectual property protection in the following technological areas:
recombineering; genetically modified non-human animals; animal models; and bioprocess and


• Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice law in at least one state or qualified for New York's in-house counsel license

• Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Cell Biology and experience in medical genetics, genomics and/or bioinformatics preferred.

• 6-12+ years experience required; law firm experience is a plus

• Registered to practice before the United States Patent and
Trademark Office

•The Ideal candidate will have a broad range of patent-related legal experience, including experience in patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence, opinion work and strategic client counseling.

Essential skills:

• Exceptional communication skills, including presentation,
interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution

• Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage outside legal counsel, and work collaboratively with other personnel at the company

• Ability to set and meet aggressive deadlines, handle complex legal matters, and see projects through to conclusion.

Job Number: EA17477
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