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Vice President, Intellectual Property

Company: Intellia Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Why Join Intellia? Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren't constrained by typical end rails, and we aren't out to just "treat" people. We're all in this for something more. We're driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together. How you will Achieve More with Intellia: We are seeking an exceptionally qualified attorney for the role of Vice President, Intellectual Property. In this role, you will lead our in-house team of attorneys, patent agents, and other professionals to secure legal protection for the Company's intellectual property assets through patents, and to a lesser extent, trademarks and copyrights. You will be accountable for developing and implementing innovative patenting strategies that anticipate changes in the law, the business, and the external environment; responsible for managing the Company's substantial portfolio of patents and patent applications, including advising on in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities and patent litigation matters; assuring the delivery of timely, high-quality legal counsel and work product to responsible for providing legal counsel and recommendations to senior executives and other business leaders on complex intellectual property law issues; collaborating with leaders of other Roche legal functions on matters involving shared responsibility, and implementing best practices for developing talent and building capabilities within the intellectual property law practice group. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Oversight of work done by the intellectual property law practice group on licensing agreements, research collaboration agreements, and other types of agreements
  • Supervising and, when necessary, participating in the performance of intellectual property-related due diligence activities in connection with business transactions
  • Providing support for patent litigations and other intellectual property disputes
  • Advising the finance group on financial issues relating to intellectual property law matters, including royalty income and expense, and responding to auditors' requests for information
  • Identifying appropriate opportunities for our Legal Department to advocate on behalf of the company for changes in relevant intellectual property laws and regulations, e.g., through the filing of amicus briefs and submission of comments on proposed legislation and rulemaking
  • Managing external counsel relationships, including compliance with internal guidelines for fee arrangements, budgets, and billing About You:
    • 15+ years of experience in patent prosecution involving chemical or biotechnology inventions
    • Track record of success and good judgment in handling complex intellectual property matters
    • J.D. degree and an M.S. or a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar field
    • Admission to a State bar or the District of Columbia bar
    • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
    • Team management of attorneys/patent agents Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This requirement includes a booster dose once eligible. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered. EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: Intellia Therapeutics, Cambridge , Vice President, Intellectual Property, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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