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Senior Patent Attorney

Enzo Life Sciences, Inc.
$220,000- $250,000/ year
Posted Mar 28
Full Time
On Site
Farmingdale, New York

About the Role Enzo, a Life Science product and services company, is looking for a Senior Patent Attorney with the experience to address a full scope of biotechnology issues, including preparing patent applications for domestic and international filing. The candidate should also have experience in contract drafting from negotiation to full execution and a desire to assist with the organization’s business development efforts. In this role, reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for Enzo’s patent and Intellectual Property (IP) initiatives and general oversight of corporate legal matters. You will manage Enzo’s outside legal counsel and head a small, motivated team within the larger organization.

Roles & Responsibility Patent Responsibilities

  • Prepare and prosecute US patent applications on a broad selection of inventions in the life science area, specifically in molecular biology, small molecule chemistry, organic chemistry, and immunology.
  • Work closely with Enzo Biochem, Inc.’s business, scientific, and marketing leadership by providing effective intellectual property counsel.
  • Provide patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions.
  • Provide general oversight in patent appeals, reissues, and reexaminations with outside counsel.
  • Communicate with foreign associates regarding the prosecution of local applications and patent issues.

Contract Responsibilities

  • Work on various contracts and agreements, such as vendor relationships, strategic partnerships, regulatory filings, licensing, and contracts/agreements. This includes analyses and responses to complex inquiries concerning contract obligations relating to Enzo Biochem, Inc.’s business.
  • Combine legal and technical knowledge to provide Enzo Biochem, Inc. with high-level, impactful guidance and support.

General Duties: ·        Coordinate and manage corporate legal matters. ·        Support to CFO on SEC filings. ·        Oversee legal matters within the organization ·        Advising C-Suite on new laws, existing laws, and legal rights that would impact the business ·        Act as the business’s legal representative ·        Maintaining knowledge of the company’s legal documents and operations ·        Assists in protecting an organization’s legal interest and maintaining its operations within the law ·        Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, and assure legal compliance ·        Communicating with outside legal counsel ·        Crafting and reviewing legal strategy in response to any litigation.

About You ·        Qualified US Patent Attorney with a JD.  ·        Ph.D. in molecular biology, immunology, or related scientific field preferred. ·        Minimum of 10 years of in-house and/or law firm experience as a patent attorney and expertise with a research-focused life science company

  • Ability to negotiate and draft agreements for a research-focused life science or biotechnology company. 
  • Experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, as well as experience relating to freedom-to-operate, patent validity, and non-infringement analyses.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable regulatory and compliance requirements in the areas of biotechnology/life sciences/clinical laboratories.
  • Experience identifying and addressing legal issues on an international level, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-bribery, anti-kickback, anti-slavery, and privacy (GDPR et al.). 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker who can work transparently and take accountability.
  • Solid problem-solving and analytical ability
  • Global experience a plus.

About Enzo Enzo Biochem, Inc. is an integrated life science company focused on delivering and applying advanced technology capabilities to produce relevant, reliable products and services that improve healthcare.

The estimated salary range for this position based in New York is $220,000-$250,000.