Agenus

  • Patent Agent or Patent Attorney

    Job Locations US-MA-Lexington
    Job ID
    2018-1366
    Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The Company’s vision is to expand the patient populations benefiting from cancer immunotherapy by pursuing combination approaches that leverage a broad repertoire of antibody therapeutics, proprietary cancer vaccine platforms, and, through its subsidiary AgenTus Therapeutics, T cell receptors and chimeric antigen receptors designed to supercharge human immune effector cells to seek and destroy cancer.

     

    Who are we looking for?

    • Exceptional Patent Attorney or Patent Agent
    • Technical background and advanced degree in immunology or related field
    • 3+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and due diligence analyses

     

    What are we looking for?

    • Learning Agility: Ability to think through problems from a fresh point of view and comfort with ambiguity and complexity. Willingness to challenge the “status quo.” Curiosity and passion for ideas. Love of learning.
    • Autonomy: Comfort in handling delegated responsibilities with a large degree of autonomy. Confidence in effective execution of tasks and goals. Sound judgment in highlighting issues for supervisory or team discussion and review.   
    • Detail Orientation: Ability to bring laser focus and attention to detail to critical projects. Comfort operating “in the weeds” without losing sight of the big picture. Aptitude for mastering operational specifics of each project to facilitate its efficient advancement.

    What are we offering?

    • Exposure to cutting-edge science and intellectual property innovation
    • Involvement in setting and implementing IP strategy
    • Manager who is a proven mentor and coach
    • Challenging and out-of-the-box environment, stimulating growth and implementation of innovative solutions
    • Career support and leadership opportunities within IP team
    • Membership within a growing, dynamic and collegial department

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking an exceptional Patent Agent or Patent Attorney to join a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting company in the immuno-oncology space. The qualified individual will have a technical background and advanced degree in immunology or a related field. At least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution as well as due diligence analyses (including freedom-to-operate and related analyses) is required. The qualified individual will be a key contributor to assisting the company in evaluating and supporting development of new technologies. The qualified individual will also perform administrative intellectual property duties as needed. Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is required. Excellent academics and strong written and oral communication skills are necessary, as this position will interface regularly with scientists and management.

    Qualifications

     

    • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in immunology or related life-sciences discipline
    • At least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and IP due diligence analyses in the biologics space in a law firm or corporate setting
    • Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Knowledge of antibody drug development is a plus
    • Experience with contested proceedings (e.g., litigation, oppositions, IPRs) is a plus
    • Must have solid organizational skills and ability to think strategically and systematically, analyze complex business issues, and utilize sound judgment in deriving conclusions
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve results
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
    • Excellent academics
    • Strong written and oral communication skills

     

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