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Our client, a dynamic and fast growing, publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company in New York, is seeking an Associate Director, Patent Attorney to help in the development, protection and management of the company’s valuable intellectual property pertaining to bioprocess and manufacturing. This attorney will be required to develop close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business groups and coordinate patent filings, trade secret protection and administrative patent actions.
Obtaining and managing IP protection in bioprocess and manufacturing;
Developing close relationships with and counseling the relevant scientific and business groups;
Coordinating patent filing, trade secret protection, and administrative patent actions;
Monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments;
Surveilling competitor activity and taking steps to ensure the company’s long-term competitive advantage;
Advising on complex business transactions and external partnerships;
Conducting due diligence and supporting business transactions;
Providing litigation support.
JD and admitted to practice law in at least one state; preferably NY;
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Chemical Engineering is required; Experience with mammalian cell culture or protein purification preferred.
At least 4-8+ years of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or chemical IP experience required at a company, law firm or total years at both.
Demonstrated experience in patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, due diligence, and strategic client counseling; litigation experience is a plus.
Exceptional communication skills and ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage the use of outside legal counsel and work collaboratively.
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