BlueRock Therapeutics is seeking a biotech Patent Agent with 5-10 years of experience to join its Legal team. The successful candidate, reporting to the Senior Director of IP, will directly support one or more of BlueRock’s therapeutic programs, contribute to global patent preparation & prosecution strategy and, help build the company’s intellectual property portfolio. In addition, the successful candidate will provide diligence support to research and business teams as needed. The successful candidate should have meaningful patent drafting and prosecution experience in cell therapy, immunology, and/or gene editing technologies and significant research or technical experience in one or more of these fields.
Identify patentable inventions through regular interactions with internal R&D project teams and collaborators, including evaluating inventions, conducting and analyzing prior art searches, and generating and executing on corresponding patent protection strategies.
Perform FTO/patentability searches and analyses in support of R&D and Business Development teams.
Monitor and analyze competitive intellectual property.
Manage outside counsel on patent preparation and prosecution matters.
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Ph.D. in a molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, or related discipline is preferred; B.S./M.S. with significant work experience in cell therapy and/or gene engineering may be considered.
5-10 years of experience conducting high-quality patent search and diligence projects using various search engines.
5-10 year of experience in drafting and prosecuting pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology patents; experience with cell and/or DNA/RNA-based therapeutics is highly preferred.
Proven track record of communicating complicated IP issues to scientists and management.
Capable of recognizing, assessing, and responding to urgent matters with timely, practical, and clear solutions.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously and independently.