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Overview: BlueRock is seeking a Senior Patent Agent who will report to the Senior Director, Head of Intellectual Property and who will directly support one or more of BlueRock’s therapeutic programs, contribute to its global patent strategy, and help build the Company’s intellectual property portfolio. The successful candidate will collaborate with and support the research and development, legal, and business teams.
Company: BlueRock is a private, development-stage engineered cell therapy company leveraging its novel CELL+GENE™ platform to develop regenerative medicines for intractable diseases in the areas of neurology, cardiology, and immunology. Founded in 2016 by Versant Ventures and capitalized with one of the largest-ever Series A financings in biotech history by Bayer AG and Versant, BlueRock is headquartered in the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge, with operations in NYC and Toronto.
Experience: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of meaningful experience prosecuting patents and advising life science companies on IP-related matters, with an advanced degree in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, or a related discipline. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have 5-10+ years of patent drafting, prosecuting, and client counseling for a law firm and/or corporate law department in the fields of cell therapy, immunology, and/or gene editing technologies. Significant research or technical experience in one or more of these fields is highly preferred.
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