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Our client, a recognized global leader in the cleantech field, is seeking an experienced patent attorney to lead their IP team.
This role will work closely with the General Counsel, C-suite executives and other members of the executive management team and liaise with their science and engineering technical teams. They must develop an excellent knowledge of the group’s strategy and business model, and methods of creation of intellectual property, and facilitate the efficient capture and exploitation of innovations.
Responsibilities for this role will include the following:
-Develop and drive the company’s Global IP Strategy in line with the group's business strategy and goals
-Work closely with science and engineering R&D teams to integrate science and engineering developments into their IP strategy
-Global responsibility for the company’s international IP portfolio, that includes patents, trade secrets and trademarks, using both in-house and outside resources (US counsel and foreign agents)
-Manage the existing IP team, consisting of 3 other IP professionals, and interface effectively with the other members of the group’s legal department,
-Interface with and advise the C-suite and executive management team regarding IP matters
-Prepare and actively manage IP budget
-Manage, and actively participate in, patent drafting, filing, and prosecution worldwide
-Perform, coordinate, and advise on patentability, freedom to operate, invalidity and state-of-the-art searches, obtain legal opinions when necessary
-Provide IP support for business development activities, such as due diligence, business and research collaborations, in-licensing and out-licensing negotiations, and partnering
-Assist with IP-related investor due diligence, and reviewing and negotiating agreements to support the group’s investment activities
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:
-At least six years of experience in IP, including extensive experience in patent prosecution and opinion work and strong experience with trade secrets and licensing, in an international setting
-Undergraduate degree or higher in biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemical engineering
-Demonstrable role as a trusted business advisor to an early stage biotechnology company, either in-house or private practice
-Excellent drafting and contract interpretation skills, and a hands-on approach to both
-Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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