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Director Intellectual Property

Reference Number: 3655
Location: MA

Our client is a biotechnology company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director, Intellectual Property

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters.
  • Shapes and drives the IP strategy.
  • Manages the company’s patent and trademark portfolio, works directly with outside counsel and provides guidance, direction and support to internal clients.
  • Captures new IP through working with the company’s scientists, collaborators and founders.
  • Leads IP diligence for potential licensing transactions.
  • Monitors and assess changes in the IP landscape.
  • Partners with business development team to negotiate business terms and executes agreements for strategic collaborations.
  • Oversees drafting and execution of documents for financings.
  • Fully integrates as a member of multiple project teams and provides IP input on company projects.
  • Manages the day-to-day contracts in a timely manner.
  • Serves as Corporate Secretary and manages all corporate governance matters.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Must have a Juris Doctor; a MA Bar License is preferred. 
  • Must have at least 10-15 years of IP experience.
  • Requires a PhD in related science; organic chemistry is preferred.
  • Must have outstanding organizational skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be highly motivated and have the ability to be productive and flexible in a fluid and fast-paced work environment.
  • Prior experience at a national law firm and/or related industry desired.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical/biotech and an understanding of the business needs of life science companies is preferred.


If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3655.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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