Senior Patent Counsel-Life Sciences

POSTED: November 19, 2019
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
POSITION TYPE: Full-time/Exempt
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property in the bioscience arts.
  • Work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection.
  • Draft patent applications and present applications to US Patent and Trademark Office for the benefit of Purdue.
  • Prosecute patent applications with respect to all aspects of patent law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue.
  • Engage and manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters including coordination, management and accounting for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively with Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) business development managers in the evaluation of intellectual property landscapes.
  • Assist in due diligence of legal matters relating to any matter.
  • Represent Purdue and OTC with national organizations, associations and groups related to university commercialization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar in good standing.
  • Strong diplomatic skills required.
  • Extensive hands-on patent prosecution experience required.
  • Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines and with managing multiple complex projects.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.

  Education/Experience

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD) in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology or genetics.
  • JD required.
  • 5-10 years of direct patent drafting and prosecution experience before US Patent and Trademark Office in the bioscience arts.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org on or before Friday, December 13, 2019.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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