Director Patent Attorney

Tarrytown, New York, United States of America
Jul 12, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Director, Patent Attorney will act as Legal Counsel on matters related to the development, protection, and management of Regeneron's valuable intellectual property pertaining to its manufacturing. The role will be responsible for patent activities relating to manufacturing and bioprocessing at all stages of the development pipeline including cell line technologies, purification, formulations, assay and media development. This position will partner closely with our world-class scientists and manufacturing development leaders around key strategies for our rapidly growing patent portfolio, patent filings, trade secret protection, and patent actions.

As a Director Patent Attorney, a typical day may include:
  • Identifying, capturing and prosecuting new inventions relating to manufacturing and bioprocessing;Preparing and prosecuting global patent applications relating to all aspects of manufacturing & bioprocessing including cell development, cell culture, purification, assay development, formulation, packaging and delivery;Leading outside counsel on various projects as appropriate;
  • Conducting patent landscape overviews, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity assessments and patentability assessments in relation to Regeneron pipeline products, and presenting the results and analyses to senior members of the Law Department and senior management;
  • Leading US and foreign administrative patent actions (e.g., oppositions, third party observations, inter partes reviews, etc.);
  • Assisting in litigation activities as needed
  • Supporting due diligence projects, agreements and other transactional work, administrative initiatives, and policy questions.

This role might be for you, if you:
  • Can lead administrative and legal projects with the intent to develop an IP Department that displays the highest legal and ethical standards.
  • Can advise on emerging legal issues, including monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments.
  • Collaborate and advise key internal partners, including senior management, on IP matters, group policies and procedures.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability run multiple projects against competing priorities.
  • Excel at handling a large and sophisticated docket with minimal direction.
  • Have exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.
  • To be considered for this position, you must possess:

A Ph.D. in the life sciences (e.g., biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields) is required with a 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); 5-8 years of proven experience in a law firm setting (with or without corporate law department experience) preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the biological arts.

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.