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Patent Agent - Small Corporation - Cambridge, Mass.

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date posted: 11/03/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. 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 / Attorney 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 companys 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 CDAs, MTAs, and sponsored research agreements
Educate other Citizen-Owners about intellectual property issues

Advanced degree in chemistry (organic chemistry preferred); Bachelors 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)
J.D. (Patent Attorney)t least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the pharmaceutical field(Patent Attorney/Agent)

Technical Competencies:
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

Additional Info:Employer Type: Small CorporationJob Location: Cambridge, MassachusettsPosted on November 02, 2010 at 02:40 PM in - US - Northeast, Emp - Corporate (in-house), Tech - Any / Other, Tech - Biotech, Work - Patent Agent, Work - Patent Prosecution

Necessary Experience: N/A
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