Patent Attorney
Posted on 10/30/2023
Inari Agriculture

201-500 employees

Designs sustainable seeds using AI and gene editing
Company Overview
Inari, the SEEDesign™ company, stands out for its unique approach to sustainable agriculture, leveraging AI-powered predictive design and multiplex gene editing to optimize seed potential and contribute to a more resource-efficient global food system. The company's technology platform addresses the biological complexity of plants, using extensive data analysis to identify and implement beneficial genetic edits within a crop's DNA structure. This technical prowess, combined with a commitment to sustainability, positions Inari as a leader in its industry, offering solutions that not only increase food production but also reduce environmental impact.
Food & Agriculture

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding





Cambridge, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • Juris Doctorate and an advanced degree in molecular biology or biochemistry or related scientific field (Ph.D. strongly preferred)
  • 5+ years of patent experience including patent preparation and prosecution, IP landscape and FTO analysis, opinion work, strategic development with 5+ years of in-house IP experience, from within an Ag or Biotech/Pharma company
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO)
  • Substantive transactional experience and litigation experience preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of patent law and procedure, incl. international and foreign patent prosecution
  • A flexible, agile, personable, team-oriented approach; an ability to think “out-of-the-box”, and operate in a fast-paced, early stage, small company environment
  • A proactive, collaborative business-partnering mindset
  • Proven ability to set and meet ambitious deadlines, handle numerous multifaceted legal issues and see projects through to conclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with both scientists and management
  • Ability to distill complexity and to communicate decisively with sound judgment
  • Strong leadership and influencing ability at all levels of the organization and with all internal and external constituencies
  • Exceptional communication skills, oral and written; ability to convey a compelling story across any communication medium, especially when negotiating or defending IP matters
  • Curiosity; desire to continuously learn
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • Develop, manage and execute a comprehensive and effective global IP strategy for Inari's portfolio of products and technologies at all stages of research, development, or commercialization
  • Ensure freedom to operate and minimize exposure to third party IP, including establishing IP landscape and “white space” analysis in cooperation with the science team; providing and drafting opinions
  • Collaborate with scientific and technology teams to build strong patent portfolios around key assets to ensure a long-term competitive advantage
  • Lead IP due diligence, review, and participate in agreement drafting and negotiations, including in-house drafting of certain patent applications and efficient management of outside counsel
  • Provide general and directed IP counsel and education to Inari scientists and management while operationally supporting Inari's corporate and business development efforts with regard to IP due diligence, competitive intelligence, IP in-licensing
  • Advise with regard to brand protection by working with stakeholders to implement trademark strategy
  • Protect patent applications and manage IP disputes, engaging external counsel if needed