Sr. Director, Patents & Litigation
Company: Moderna Theraputics
Posted on: June 6, 2021
This is an outstanding opportunity to join groundbreaking
biotechnology leader Moderna, Inc. ("Moderna" or "Company").
Moderna is seeking a Senior Director, Patents & Litigation to join
its growing legal team and to report to the SVP, Litigation, with
responsibility for the strategic planning and management of IP
matters, and in particular to liaise with the Intellectual Property
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Litigation, the attorney
will serve as a key member of the Litigation leadership team. The
attorney will help set the Company's patent and litigation
strategy, effectively and efficiently manage and resolve IP
litigation disputes and patent challenges, and coordinate with
finance, corporate communications, and investor relations to ensure
appropriate and timely disclosures.
Here's What You'll Do:
Partner with Intellectual Property team to provide
pre-litigation insights for patenting strategy, with an eye toward
identifying and mitigating any risks, and to provide global,
strategic counsel to the business regarding patent assessments for
the Company's robust pipeline.
Manage a docket of global litigation and other patent matters,
working strategically with outside counsel, internal legal teams,
and the business.
Work with finance, government affairs, corporate communications,
and investor relations teams to ensure that appropriate proactive
disclosures and communications are made.
- Help drive positive intellectual property policies internally
and externally to promote innovation.
Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
J.D. from a national law school and admission to any state bar
in the United States, or the like equivalent for European
A minimum of 8-10 years of experience handling complex IP
challenges and litigations in the biotechnology and/or
pharmaceutical industries, with a deep understanding of IP
litigation strategy, ideally gained through experience with a top
law firm and in an in-house setting.
Experience with IPR and EPO proceedings preferred.
Experience with prosecuting patents preferred.
Demonstrated understanding/experience with international IP
litigation landscape/laws a strong plus.
Highly strategic mindset and approach to disputes; anticipating
future business, competitive, and legal risks and looking for
creative solutions and opportunities.
Demonstrated business acumen, strong analytical skills, and the
ability to grasp important business, legal, and financial issues
facing the Company.
Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, with the
ability to build strong relationships across functions and to
communicate effectively with senior business leaders, as well as
other professionals and colleagues at all levels of an
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tight deadlines in a
Highly nimble, adaptable, and agile team player with dynamic
range, adept at collaborative and strategic decision making, as
well as results-oriented execution.
Exceptional judgment and ability to quickly assess business
challenges, make timely, pragmatic recommendations under pressure,
and identify, prioritize, and resolve issues quickly and
Sophisticated verbal and written communication skills, with the
ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way.
Ability to thrive in a dynamic, innovative, and high-energy
environment without tremendous hierarchy.
Unquestioned integrity and judgment, with a demonstrated ability
to establish credibility internally and externally.
- High sense of urgency and commitment to execution.
Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
- On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches
- Company-provided iPhone
- Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail
- Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes
- Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical
offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through
- Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent
- 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
- 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
- 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
- Eligible for "Moderna Month" (one month paid sabbatical after
five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid
sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)
- Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers,
as well as access to care.com
- 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6%
deferred. Match is vested immediately
- A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life
insurance, short-term and long-term disability
- Voluntary legal assistance plan
- 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a
discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays
(includes 2 floating holidays)
In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a
science research-stage company advancing programs in the
promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an
enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of
people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics
across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in
areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an
integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and
commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna
maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas
government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the
pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of
manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come
together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and
most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic
and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing,
and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for
infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular
diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs
are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs
having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top
biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To
learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.
Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work
Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and
non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants
without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion,
national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic
information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected
under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations
for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance
with applicable law.
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