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Editas Medicine
Massachusetts, United States
19 days ago


What if you could repair broken genes? That is the question we ask ourselves at Editas Medicine. We’re focused on translating the power and potential of the CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (also known as Cas12a) genome editing systems into a robust pipeline of medicines for people living with serious diseases around the world. Our goal is to discover, develop, manufacture, and commercialize transformative, durable, precision genomic medicines for many diseases. We’re looking for talented, dedicated, passionate people to join our team and help us pioneer this field and do big, bold things that have never been achieved before. Are you full of hope, possibilities, and a belief that, working together, we can truly revolutionize the development of medicines to help patients around the world? If the answer is yes, then Editas Medicine is the place for you.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders, including scientists, project and leadership teams to assess opportunities and risks to develop and implement IP strategies for Editas’ technology platform and therapeutic pipeline
  • Work closely with other members of the IP team and outside counsel to protect, defend, and assert Editas Medicine’s IP interests in domestic and foreign jurisdictions
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate assessments
  • Assist with IP due diligence and negotiation of IP provisions in various agreements to support the company’s business and licensing activities
  • Assist with developing company-wide IP policies and procedures
  • Support cross-functional program teams in reviewing and approving publications
  • Maintain expertise in intellectual property and patent practice to best advise program teams and company leadership


Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities:

  • Understanding of U.S. and European patent law as well as major global patent systems
  • Creative, collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; ability to clearly articulate complex concepts and strategies to a diverse audience
  • Strong business judgment and ability to think strategically
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional, flexible and team- oriented environment

Education & Relevant Work Experience:

  • Ph.D. in related scientific field
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school
  • Admitted to practice before US Patent and Trademark Office and a state bar
  • 3+ years of experience drafting and prosecuting biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical patent applications (credit given for time spent as a patent agent or technology specialist)
  • Law firm and/or pharma/biotechnology company experience required
  • Previous experience managing outside counsel preferred

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57726420
  • Location:
    Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Patent Counsel
  • Company Name: Editas Medicine
  • Job Function: Legal/Licensing
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $0.00 - $0.00 (Yearly Salary)
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