Associate Director, Patent Attorney
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc

Tarrytown, New York

The Patent Attorney will assist in the development, protection, and management of Regeneron's intellectual property pertaining to the CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering, anti-sense technologies, stem cells, and recombineering technologies. The role will focus on patent filings, due-diligence, landscape analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses, and validity assessment arising from collaboration with industry partners. You will build close client relationships with the outstanding scientific and business groups that bring Regeneron's science to life.

A typical day may include:
•Identifying and assembling 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
•Leading outside counsel on various projects assocaited with patent filings
•Conducting patent landscape overviews, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity assessments, and patentability assessments concerning Regeneron's platform technologies, and presenting the results and analyses to senior members of the Law Department and Senior Leadership teams
•Handling 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 in a progressive, fast-paced legal department
•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 outstanding 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 life sciences (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or related subject areas). 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); 2-5 years of experience in a law firm setting or corporate law department working on patent applications in the biological arts. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects and a large and sophisticated docket with minimal supervision. Outstanding communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.

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 acquiring 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.

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