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Director Patent Attorney – Therapeutic Molecules

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, New York
Start date
Nov 12, 2022

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
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Position Type
Full time
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The Director, Patent Attorney will lead our efforts in the development, protection, and management of Regeneron’s intellectual property pertaining to therapeutic molecules (including monoclonal antibodies). This role will spearhead patent activities at all stages of the development pipeline and across multiple therapeutic areas such as; immunology and inflammation, infectious diseases, neuroscience, metabolism, cardiovascular medicine, and oncology (including anti-angiogenesis therapies and immuno-oncology). The patent attorney will also advise on emerging legal issues, including supervising and reviewing case law and legislative developments, and is encouraged to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.

A typical day may include:

  • Identifying and assembling new inventions relating to monoclonal antibodies, nucleic acid-based medicines, and other therapeutic molecules and formats;

  • Preparing and prosecuting global patent applications relating to all aspects of therapeutic molecules, including pharmaceutical compositions, formulations, methods of treatment, administration regimens, biomarkers and diagnostics;

  • Pursuing patent term extensions and supplementary protection certificates;  

  • Managing outside counsel on various projects as appropriate;

  • Collaborating with and advising regulatory, clinical, and commercial colleagues to establish and implement long term exclusivity and life cycle management strategies for Regeneron assets;

  • Conducting patent landscape overviews, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity assessments and patentability assessments in relation to Regeneron pipeline products

  • 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 initiatives, and policy questions;

This role may be for you if you possess:

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

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients at all levels of the organization.   

  • Ability to lead ambitious projects, handle multiple complex legal matters and see projects through to conclusion. 

  • Strong knowledge of IP law.

  • Experience working in biotech/pharmaceutical industry.

  • Experience with contracts involving intellectual property.

  • A high level of business acumen.

To be considered for this role you must possess

  • Ph.D. in life sciences (e.g., molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, immunology or related disciplines) is required;

  • 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);

  • 4-8 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 lead multiple projects and contending priorities;

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

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

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 comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible 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 parental 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.

The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$182,800.00 - $304,600.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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