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Patent Agent / Patent Counsel

Posted Jun 25
Full Time
On Site
Bridgewater, New Jersey

Company Description

Insmed is a global biopharmaceutical company on a mission to transform the lives of patients living with serious and rare diseases. Our most valuable resource is our employees, and everything we do is motivated by a patients-first mentality. We are dedicated to growing our team with talented individuals from around the world who are willing to challenge the status quo, solve problems, and work collaboratively with a sense of urgency and compassion.

Guided by our core values of collaboration, accountability, passion, respect, and integrity, we aim to foster an inclusive, diverse, and flexible work environment, where our employees are recognized for leaning in and rolling up their sleeves. If you share our vision and want to work with the most dedicated people in the biopharma industry, come to Insmed to accelerate your career.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our legal team in Bridgewater, NJ, San Diego, CA, Lebanon, NH or Cambridge, UK as a Patent Agent or Patent Counsel. Under the supervision of the Company’s Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel, the Patent Agent will be responsible for managing key aspects of the Company’s patent portfolio, drafting patent applications, providing advice on prosecution strategy, and IP due diligence activities. The role may include a hybrid schedule for the right candidate.


  • Proactively work with the research and clinical teams to identify inventions and to draft invention disclosures.
  • Attends R&D meetings and patent review meetings, serving as a liaison for the IP team
  • Draft patent applications.
  • Lead and implement patent prosecution strategy.
  • Conduct prior art searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses related to the Company’s product candidates and research efforts.
  • Conducts competitive intelligence and landscape assessments.
  • Reviews and analyzes third-party patent filings and technical literature.
  • Participate in IP due diligence activities for in-licensing or acquisition projects.
  • Evaluate third party patents in fields related to Company’s pipeline products
  • Participate in post-grant procedures at the USPTO


  • Four or more years experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm, IP boutique or as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO required.   
  • Ph.D in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a related field required. 
  • Superb technical, written and verbal communication skills in English. 
  • Ability to write well as evidenced by past patent applications and USPTO responses. 
  • Experience conducting research as a graduate student, and preferably as a post graduate. 
  • Individual must possess initiative, be a fast learner, and work well with others.  
  • USPTO Registration Number is strongly preferred. 

Travel Requirements

Up to 10% travel based on business needs 

Salary Range

Insmed takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training, and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

The base salary range for this job is from $173,000.00 to $207,400.00 per year

Compensation & Benefits

We’re committed to investing in every team member’s total well-being, now and in the future. We offer a competitive total-rewards package to all employees around the world, including:

  • Flexible approach to where and how we work, regionally based
  • Competitive compensation package including bonus 
  • Stock options and RSU awards
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flexible Vacation Policy
  • Generous paid holiday schedule and winter break 


  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Company-provided Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
  • Company-provided short and long-term disability benefits
  • Unique offerings of pet, legal, and supplemental life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • Accident and Hospital Indemnity insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mental Health on-line digital resource
  • Well-being reimbursement
  • Paid leave benefits for new parents
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • On-site, no-cost fitness center at our U.S. headquarters

Additional Information

Insmed Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Unsolicited resumes from agencies should not be forwarded to Insmed. Insmed will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes through this source. Insmed will only pay a fee to agencies if a formal agreement between Insmed and the agency has been established. The Human Resources department is responsible for all recruitment activities; please contact us directly to be considered for a formal agreement.

Applications are accepted for 5 calendar days from the date posted or until the position is filled.