Associate Director, Patent Attorney

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Jun 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking a Patent Attorney to assist in the development, protection, and management of Regeneron's management of Regeneron's valuable intellectual property pertaining to the CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering, anti-sense technologies, stem cells, and recombineering technologies. The patent attorney will be responsible for patent activities relating to Regeneron's various platform technologies and intellectual property matters (including, patent filings, due diligence, landscape analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses, and validity assessment) arising from collaboration with industry partners. The patent attorney will be required to develop close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business groups and coordinate patent filings, trade secret protection, and administrative patent actions, including post-grant oppositions in Europe.

A typical day may include:
  • Identifying and capturing new inventions relating to CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering, anti-sense technologies, stem cells, recombineering technologies, and genetically engineered antibody platforms
  • Preparing and prosecuting global patent applications relating to all aspects of technology platforms
  • Managing outside counsel on various projects as appropriate
  • Conducting patent landscape overviews, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity assessments, and patentability assessments concerning Regeneron's platform technologies, and communicating the results and analyses to senior members of the Law Department and other company senior management personnel
  • Managing the US and foreign administrative patent actions (e.g., post-grant oppositions, third party observations, inter partes reviews, etc.);
  • Assisting in litigation activities as needed; and supporting due diligence projects, agreements and transactional work, administrative initiatives, and policy questions.

This role might be for you if you:
  • Enjoying working independently, but also as part of a team.
  • Can coordinate with outside counsel and internal partners to move matters forward on deadlines.
  • Can provide thoughtful legal advice to colleagues and partners on an array of issues that can vary day-by-day, and hour-by-hour.
  • Have exceptional oral and written communication skills and can provide independent judgment and an objective perspective.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and clients in a collaborative environment.

To be considered for this role you must possess a Ph.D. in the life sciences (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or related disciplines) or Master's degree in the life sciences with significant industry or academic research experience. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; Admitted to practice before the USPTO and licensed to practice law in at least one state (member of the NY bar or eligible for in-house licensure in NY); 3-5 years of experience in a law firm setting (with or without corporate law department experience) preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the biological arts. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and a large and complex docket with minimal supervision. Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.

Supporting Statement:

The Intellectual Property Group within the Regeneron Law Department is focused on protecting IP rights in Regeneron's biopharmaceuticals (including monoclonal antibodies, siRNAs, and CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutics) and the platform technologies that support identification, validation, characterization, and development of such biopharmaceuticals. Regeneron is a standout in the biopharmaceutical industry in terms of our rapid production, screening, testing, and clinical development of state-of-the-art antibodies and other therapeutic proteins. Regeneron's innovations in these areas provide a substantial competitive advantage that must be preserved by obtaining appropriate protection, including patent and trade secret protection. Such protection plays a vital role in protecting against competitors who are developing drugs against the same or similar molecular targets and who compete with Regeneron in key therapeutic areas.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.