Sr. Counsel, Intellectual Property

Nov 18, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Secures and maintains patent applications to protect the Company's biotechnology inventions, reviews prior art and other patents in connection with opinions, ensures protection of the Company's trade secrets, drafts and reviews technology transfer, licensing, development and commercialization agreements concerning intellectual property, performs intellectual property due diligence, reviews proposed Company publications.

Come join our highly talented Legal Counsel Team and help shape the future of Omeros!

Who is Omeros?

Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.

The company's drug product OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% is marketed in the U.S. for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain. In the European Union, the European Commission has approved OMIDRIA for use in cataract surgery and other IOL replacement procedures to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain.

Omeros has multiple Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on: complement-associated thrombotic microangiopathies; complement-mediated glomerulonephropathies; Huntington's disease and cognitive impairment;

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in teams with Company research and development personnel to identify and evaluate corporate biotechnology inventions for patentability, and determine optimal strategy for protection
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications
  • Draft agreements or portions of agreements pertaining to intellectual property, including research agreements, commercialization agreements, technology transfer agreements and licenses
  • Review proposed Company presentations, publications and releases to ensure intellectual property rights are not jeopardized
  • Evaluate Company research and development activities and third-party patents with respect to freedom to operate
  • Review, search and complete due diligence evaluation of acquisition or licensing opportunities
  • Prepares legal opinions and analyses of patents
  • Review significant corporate legal documents and provide input on intellectual property issues
  • Provides other general legal advice and represents the company in matters relating to intellectual property law
  • An advanced degree in a relevant biology field, or equivalent combination of education and scientific experience, with knowledge and understanding of biotechnology required
  • Juris doctorate (JD Degree)
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state required, with admission in Washington State preferred
  • Admission to practice in front of the USPTO
  • A minimum of 5 years of related patent preparation and prosecution experience in a law firm, corporation and/or USPTO
  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating agreements for technology transactions involving life sciences assets
  • Ability to understand the science related to the Company's biopharmaceutical research and development programs and to interact as a scientific peer with research and development team members
  • Must have strong English grammar and usage skills, including in verbal and written communications
  • Must display strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates
  • Integrity
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required
  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • This position requires working around hazardous materials
This is an opportunity for you to be a key member of a collaborative group contributing your talent and expertise to a company that has an exciting pipeline. If you have the knowledge, skills and experience we are looking for, we'd love to hear from you!

Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000.