Director, Patent Attorney - Chemistry & ADC's

Tarrytown, New York
Jan 18, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking a patent attorney at the Director level to support Regeneron's rapidly growing portfolio of small molecule therapeutics, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and molecular imaging technologies.  The role reports directly to the Vice President, Intellectual Property, in charge of the Therapeutic Molecule Patent Group and will be responsible for patent activities relating to therapeutic molecules and chemistry-related technologies at all stages of the development pipeline.  The Patent Attorney will be required to develop close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business groups and coordinate patent filings, trade protection, and administrative patent actions (e.g., oppositions against third-party patents).


  • Identifying and capturing new inventions relating to small molecule chemistry, novel payloads, linkers and other ADC technologies;

  • Managing intellectual property issues relating to collaborations involving chemistry-related technologies and small molecule therapeutics;

  • Preparing and prosecuting global patent applications relating to all aspects of small molecule inventions, as well as various large molecule inventions on an as-needed basis;

  • Managing 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 chemical technologies, and communicating the results and analyses to senior members of the Law Department and other company senior management personnel;

  • Managing 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 transactional work, administrative initiatives, and policy questions;

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Ph.D. in the chemical sciences (e.g., synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry) is required;

  • General familiarity with antibodies and large molecule therapeutics, and experience with patenting large molecule/biotech inventions is a plus;

  • 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);

  • 4-10 years of experience in a law firm setting (with or without corporate law department experience) preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical arts;

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities;

  • Ability to manage a large and complex docket with minimal supervision;

  • Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.   

Supporting Statement:

The Therapeutic Molecule Patent Group within the Regeneron Law Department is focused on protecting IP rights in Regeneron’s therapeutic assets and their use in treating serious diseases and medical conditions.  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.  In addition to large molecule therapeutics, Regeneron has established itself as an innovative player in small molecule drug development and ADCs.  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.