Patent Counsel / Patent Agent

Location
Cambridge, MA, United States
Posted
Jun 08, 2021
Ref
5133872002
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About Omega Therapeutics:

Omega Therapeutics is a privately-held, development-stage biotechnology company pioneering the field of epigenomic programming to precisely regulate and control the human genome to treat and cure disease. Omega's breakthrough science has enabled it to tap into nature's universal operating system, that epigenetically controls the human genome, to target the most fundamental genomic processes which fuel cellular growth, differentiation, and gene expression. Omega Therapeutics was founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2017 and currently has eight programs in various stages of preclinical development. The Company is strategically pursuing specific disease targets that have not been successfully addressed through conventional modalities, including liver disease, serious inflammatory conditions, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and certain oncology indications, among others. Omega's mission is to transform medicine and deliver the therapies of tomorrow.

About the Role:

Omega Therapeutics is seeking a Patent Counsel / Patent Agent (commensurate with experience), reporting to the Vice President of Intellectual Property, the Patent Counsel / Patent Agent will work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of intellectual property matters helping to build and maintain a strong IP portfolio, protecting the Omega technology platform and pipeline. The Patent Counsel/Patent Agent will work closely with scientists, management and outside counsel and will have a strong understanding of U.S. and international intellectual property laws and concepts related to the biopharmaceutical business.

Key Responsibilities:

The Patent Counsel / Patent Agent will help drive the creation of new patent applications and the prosecution of the existing patent estate, including:
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications directed to the Omega Technology (e.g. the Omega Epigenomic Controllers and delivery) and pipeline
  • Provide IP landscape, patentability, FTO and due diligence assessments
  • Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on the IP portfolio
  • Assist in the negotiating and drafting of agreements with IP implications (e.g., CDAs, MTAs, research agreements, etc.)
  • Liaise with external legal counsel
  • Educate and advise employees on IP matters
  • Manage and update the IP database


Required Qualifications:
  • MS/PhD in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology or Biochemistry and preferably a JD
  • 3-6 years of in-house or law firm experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, preferably directed to biologics and/or nucleic acid therapies
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Familiarity with scientific and IP databases
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented and strong abilities to work in teams
  • Strong prioritizing skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities, and ability to quickly adjust to shifting priorities and demanding deadlines