About the Role:
Laronde is seeking a Patent Agent reporting to the Vice President of Intellectual Property, the Patent Counsel. In this role you will work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of intellectual property matters helping to build and maintain a strong IP portfolio, protecting the Laronde technology platform and pipeline. You will work closely with scientists, management and outside counsel and will have a strong understanding of U.S. and international intellectual property laws and concepts related to the biopharmaceutical business.

Key Responsibilities:
You will drive the creation of new patent applications and the prosecution of the existing patent estate, including:
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications directed to the Laronde technology and pipeline
  • Provide IP landscape, patentability, FTO and due diligence assessments
  • Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on the IP portfolio
  • Assist in the negotiating and drafting of agreements with IP implications (e.g., CDAs, MTAs, research agreements, etc.)
  • Liaise with external legal counsel
  • Educate and advise employees on IP matters
  • Manage and update the IP database

Required Qualifications:
  • MS/PhD in Chemistry Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology or Biochemistry
  • 4+ years of in-house or law firm experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, preferably directed to biologics and/or nucleic acid therapies
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Familiarity with scientific and IP databases
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented and strong abilities to work in teams and collaborate with Scientists
  • Strong prioritizing skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities, and ability to quickly adjust to shifting priorities and demanding deadlines
  • Record of Scientific Publications
  • Strong CPI and Microsoft Office skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • JD
  • RNA and Chemistry expertise
  • Blend of law firm and in-house Pharma/Biotech experience