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Patent Counsel

Posted Mar 14
Full Time
On Site
Boston, Massachusetts

Patent Counsel

ABOUT ELEKTROFI Elektrofi is a biopharmaceutical formulation technology company that is revolutionizing the delivery of biologic therapies by giving patients the ability to control how they want to receive and benefit from life-changing medicines. Our breakthrough ultra-high concentration microparticle technology platform resolves the limitations associated with intravenously biologic therapies by enabling convenient at-home subcutaneous self-administration. With a focus on monoclonal antibodies, therapeutic proteins, and other large molecule drugs, we create, develop, and commercialize subcutaneous biologic therapies in collaboration with strategic partners. We believe a patient-centered healthcare approach can lead to a healthier world. We are headquartered in Boston and innovate globally. Formulating the Future of Biologics™.

POSITION SUMMARY Elektrofi is seeking a talented individual to join our company full-time as Patent Counsel. The individual will work closely with the VP, Head of Legal and a multidisciplinary team of scientists/engineers and industry professionals to capture innovation at Elektrofi. A successful candidate will be responsible for managing Elektrofi’s patent portfolio, including identifying inventions, conducting patentability assessments, and drafting and prosecuting existing and new patent applications, with support from outside counsel as appropriate.


  • Developing a thorough understanding of Elektrofi’s platform, and staying up-to-date on ongoing innovation at Elektrofi and developing legal trends, laws and regulations.
  • Working with the VP, Head of Legal to develop and implement a patent strategy with the goal of harvesting innovation at Elektrofi and continuing to advance Elektrofi’s patent estate
  • Strategically managing Elektrofi’s intellectual property portfolio, working closely with the R&D team to identify key inventions, and mining Elektrofi’s existing patent estate for new opportunities
  • Working with outside counsel to draft and prosecute patent applications related to Elektrofi’s platform
  • Contributing to, and maintaining positive relationships with, strategic external relationship counterparts
  • Review publications, presentations, press releases and other materials for clearance
  • Educating and advising senior management & scientists on important IP issues and advance IP/patent awareness
  • Supporting complex transactions and disputes, litigation, IPRs, PGRs and oppositions as appropriate


  • Required - A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or other relevant discipline
  • Required – J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Required – Member of the Patent Bar
  • Required – 5 or more years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or corporate setting, drafting and prosecuting patent applications (Note: time accrued as a practicing patent agent may be considered)
  • Required – Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in good standing
  • Preferred – Masters or Ph.D. in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or other relevant discipline
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with a wide variety of colleagues and external partners
  • Strong technical/analytical skills, combined with a practical, business-oriented and strategic approach to identifying and solving business and legal problems and to provide balanced, solution oriented guidance
  • Experience drafting and negotiating life science contracts and other agreements
  • Self-motivated, assertive, and self-confident with the ability to act independently with urgency and passion

Our unique strength lies in transforming pioneering ideas into concrete, life-transforming solutions. To realize this ambitious vision, we are dedicated to nurturing an in-office work ethos. While remote work has its merits, it does not constitute a fundamental aspect of our working approach. As part of our commitment to enhancing the in-office experience, we provide all employees with a commuter assistance program, offering support of up to $300 per month. Please apply through the careers tab at EEOC Statement: Elektrofi provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. To all agencies, please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Elektrofi about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Elektrofi via email, the internet, or in any form and method will be deemed the sole property of Elektrofi unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Elektrofi for this requisition and a valid agreement with Elektrofi is in place. If a candidate submitted outside of the Elektrofi agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

The candidate must be authorized to work in the US.

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