Patent Attorney - Assistant General Counsel

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.


The attorney will help develop comprehensive global strategies for expanding Regeneron's intellectual property protection around key molecules, platforms and other technologies to ensure Regeneron's long-term competitive advantage.

The attorney will also advise on emerging IP legal issues and play an active role in forming our response to current IP legislative developments and IP policy issues. In addition, the attorney will be expected to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.


• conducting strategic IP due diligence, including analyzing Regeneron's IP portfolio as well as the portfolios of our competitors and potential collaborators;

• identifying opportunities for expanding Regeneron's IP position and working with members of various business, legal, scientific and administrative groups within Regeneron to take advantage of such opportunities;

• working and communicating with collaborators and other external strategic partners in connection with developing a global IP strategy;

• developing best practices and internal SOPs for ensuring a high functioning IP Department; and

• managing the use of outside legal counsel and internal resources, as may be necessary, to fulfill the aforementioned responsibilities.


• Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice in at least one state, New York preferred.

• At least 15 years' in-house and/or law firm experience.

• Ph.D. in biological sciences required, immunology a plus.

• Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

• Ideal candidate will have a broad range of patent-related legal expertise. Experience in patent preparation and prosecution, IP due diligence, strategic counseling and licensing required. Experience in IP litigation and drug regulatory affairs a plus.

• Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.

• Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage the use of outside legal counsel and work collaboratively with other personnel at Regeneron.

• Ability to set aggressive deadlines, handle multiple complex legal matters and see projects through to conclusion.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. e6bfb712fad34c29bec654763be9e193