Patent Agent/Patent Attorney
Posted on 9/26/2023
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Madison, WI, USA • San Diego, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • Develop and implement national and international patent prosecution strategies
  • Draft and file new patent applications
  • Prepare responses to office actions on the company's existing US and international patent filings
  • Coordinate activities with outside patent counsel and foreign patent associates
  • Confer with the company's scientists to identify patentable inventions
  • Assist in conducting prior art searches, analyzing patents, and preparing freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Develop a deep understanding of the company's RNAi platform from both chemical and biological perspectives
  • Exercise extensive knowledge of US patent law
  • Assist in reviewing services and other agreements, with a particular focus on the intellectual property provisions of such agreements
  • Assist with other general legal matters, as appropriate
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment
  • 3 to 6 years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm or an in-house legal setting, preferably related to pharmaceuticals and/or biotechnology
  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, or Life Sciences, with a Ph.D. preferred
  • Strong scientific background and understanding
  • Excellent understanding of USPTO patent prosecution practice, rules, regulations, and filing strategies
  • Sophisticated understanding of overall global patent prosecution strategy and processes, particularly as it relates to drug discovery and development
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Registered to practice in front of the USPTO
  • Experience in reviewing contractual agreements such as service agreements and confidentiality agreements