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Patent Agent

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge, MA
Date posted: 08/26/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Infinity Pharmaceuticals is an innovative cancer drug discovery and development company that is seeking to leverage its strength in small molecule drug technologies to discover, develop, and deliver to patients first-in-class or best-in-class medicines for the treatment of cancer and related conditions.

Infinity is seeking a Patent Agent with 3-5 years experience to join its dynamic legal team. This person will be a critical member of the organization and will work with a variety of cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment to build and maintain a strong intellectual property portfolio in support of the company’s drug discovery and development efforts. The role will also involve exposure to a broad range of non-patent legal issues and require the development of independent partnerships with senior scientific and business management.


· Draft patent applications and responses to PTO correspondence

· Identify patentable inventions through interactions with project teams

· Conduct periodic patent and scientific literature searches in all technology areas of the company

· Perform and analyze patentability and freedom to operate searches

· Review potential disclosures prior to submission for publication

· Assist with due diligence reviews

· Supervise outside counsel

· Perform inventorship determinations with minimal supervision

· Identify potential freedom to operate issues and advising project teams regarding these issues

· Negotiate CDA’s, MTA’s, and sponsored research agreements

· Educate other Citizen-Owners about intellectual property issues


· Advanced degree in chemistry (organic chemistry preferred); Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry with 3-5 years of lab experience will be considered

· Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)

· At least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the pharmaceutical field


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong advocacy skills

· Ability to work with people at different management levels within the company

· Comprehensive knowledge of chemistry and working understanding of molecular biology

· Current knowledge of emerging trends in patent law, with emphasis on pharmaceuticals

· Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

· Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

· Understanding of budget implications of patent decisions, especially foreign filing decisions

· Ability to work well under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality

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