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Correlation Ventures

Patent Counsel



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Job Title: Patent Counsel

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

About the job

Ready to push the limits of what’s possible? Join Sanofi in one of our corporate functions and you can play a vital part in the performance of our entire business while helping to make an impact on millions around the world. As Patent Counsel, Synthetic Molecules, you will join Sanofi's Global Intellectual Property Department, specifically within the Global Synthetic Molecules Patent team. Your role will encompass patent protection for a diverse range of programs across Sanofi's global business units, focusing on small molecules. Responsibilities include advising on patent preparation, prosecution, worldwide patent portfolio management, overall IP strategy, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

We are an innovative global healthcare company with one purpose: to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We’re also a company where you can flourish and grow your career, with countless opportunities to explore, make connections with people, and stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Ready to get started?

Main responsibilities:

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute US, EPO, and foreign patent applications in chemical and pharmaceutical areas.
  • Interact with colleagues across the organization in the US and Europe to provide IP counselling and proactively solicit invention disclosures.
  • Evaluate patentability of IP related to internal, collaborative, and external projects.
  • Manage post-issuance patent proceedings, such as post-grant reviews, inter partes reviews, and oppositions.
  • Participate in due diligence for license agreements and draft, review, and negotiate IP-related agreements.
  • Conduct and analyze patent searches, rendering opinions on validity, non-infringement, and patent avoidance of third-party patents.
  • Review proposed research papers and publications for impact on patent strategies.

About you

  • Extensive experience in handling complex pharmaceutical IP matters and counselling senior and executive-level clients/colleagues.
  • Proficiency in managing US post-grant proceedings, EP Oppositions, IP due diligence, and complex agreement drafting. Able to independently handle preparation and global prosecution of patent applications.
  • Juris Doctor from a recognized, accredited law school. Active membership and good standing in NJ, MA, or another state bar. Registered US Patent Attorney. A graduate degree (MS, PhD) in a chemical or biochemical science.
  • A motivated, proactive individual exhibiting initiative beyond handling assigned projects. Up to 10% travel (domestic and international) may be required.

Why Choose Us

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.
  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it's through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally .
  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.
  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks' gender-neutral parental leave.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ability or gender identity.

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