Biotech Patent Counsel
Secures and maintains patent applications to protect the Company’s inventions, reviews prior art and other patents in connection with opinions, ensures protection of the Company’s trade secrets, reviews development and commercialization agreements concerning intellectual property, performs intellectual property due diligence, reviews proposed Company publications.
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Who is Omeros?
Omeros is an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, immunologic diseases (e.g., complement-mediated diseases) and cancers. Omeros’ lead MASP-2 inhibitor narsoplimab targets the lectin pathway of complement and is the subject of a biologics license application pending before FDA for the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy. Narsoplimab is also in multiple late-stage clinical development programs focused on other complement-mediated disorders, including IgA nephropathy, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and COVID-19. OMS906, Omeros’ inhibitor of MASP-3, the key activator of the alternative pathway of complement, is in a Phase 1 clinical trial. For more information about Omeros and its programs, visit www.omeros.com .
What are your job responsibilities?
- Participate in teams with Company research and development personnel
- Participate in teams with Company research and development personnel to identify and evaluate corporate inventions for patentability,
- including medicinal chemical and biotechnology inventions, and determine optimal strategy for protection
- Prepare and prosecute patent applications
- Review proposed Company presentations, publications and releases to ensure intellectual property rights are not jeopardized
- Evaluate Company research and development activities and third-party patents with respect to freedom to operate
- Review, search and complete due diligence evaluation of acquisition or licensing opportunities
- Prepares legal opinions and analyses of patents
- Review agreements or portions of agreements pertaining to intellectual property, including research agreements, commercialization agreements, and licenses
- Reviews significant corporate legal documents
- Provides other general legal advice and represents the company in matters relating to intellectual property law
Education, Skills and Knowledge:
- An advanced degree in a relevant biology or chemistry field, or equivalent combination of education and scientific experience, with knowledge and understanding of biotechnology required
- Juris doctorate (JD Degree)
- Admitted to practice law in at least one state required, with admission in Washington State preferred
- Admission to practice in front of the USPTO
- A minimum of 3 years of related patent preparation and prosecution experience in a law firm, corporation and/or USPTO.
- Ability to understand the science related to the Company’s biopharmaceutical research and development programs and to interact as a scientific peer with research and development team member
- Must have strong English grammar and usage skills, including in verbal and written communications
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of basic computer applications used in general office settings, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation software and Internet search engines
Behavioral Competencies Required:
- Must have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates. Excellent written and verbal skills required. Must display strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail required.
Physical Demands Required:
- Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs. May encounter prolonged periods of sitting
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Compensation and Benefits
Omeros is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package designed to support the lives of our employees and their families. The wage scale for the Biotech Patent Counsel is 165,000 - 210,000. Salaries will be determined based on knowledge, skills, education, and experience relevant to the role. Employees are offered medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401k plan with a company match. Employees accrue three weeks of vacation and 80 hours of sick time on an annual basis and receive twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar
Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.
It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000