Director, Patent Attorney

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Oct 18, 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 assume a leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive intellectual

property strategy for the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), which was created to elucidate genetic factors

that cause or influence human diseases. The RGC has sequenced over 100,000 exomes to date, and is now

delivering new target opportunities and validating existing targets for Regeneron's therapeutic programs.

The attorney will develop, protect, and manage Regeneron's intellectual property pertaining to systems and

processes for large-scale genomics systems, applied genomics, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine.

The attorney will also provide intellectual property services in support of Regeneron's technology platforms

and bioprocess and manufacturing enterprises.


• Identifying and managing intellectual property protection in the following technological areas:

large-scale genomics; applied genomics; bioinformatics; and personalized medicine.

• Developing and implementing an intellectual property strategy for the Regeneron Genetics

Center, including: developing close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business

groups; coordinating patent filing, trade secret protection, and third party actions; monitoring

and reviewing case law and legislative developments, particularly in the area of patentable

subject matter; and surveilling competitor activity and taking steps to ensure Regeneron's

long-term competitive advantage.

• Managing intellectual property protection in the following technological areas:

recombineering; genetically modified non-human animals; animal models; and bioprocess and



• Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice law in at least one state is

required, New York preferred, or qualified for New York's in-house

counsel license.

• Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Cell Biology is required;

experience in medical genetics, genomics and/or bioinformatics


• 6-12 years experience required; law firm experience is a plus.

• Registered to practice before the United States Patent and

Trademark Office.

• Ideal candidate will have a broad range of patent-related legal

experience, including experience in patent preparation and

prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence, opinion work

and strategic client counseling.

Essential skills:

• Exceptional communication skills, including presentation,

interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.

• Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage outside legal

counsel, and work collaboratively with other personnel at Regeneron.

• Ability to set and meet aggressive deadlines, handle 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.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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