Intellectual Property Manager
Challenging and exciting opportunity with the Technology Transfer Company/Office of prestigious research institution focused on cancer.
At least 3 years of work experience in IP driven roles.
The successful candidate will work in the innovation sector to support executives in managing the institute’s intellectual property portfolio and generating new patents and trademarks.
- Scouting of innovative result among the scientist
- Evaluating patentability (prior art analysis) and market appeal (identification of medical need, market size, competition analysis, identification of potential licensees) of scientific inventions
- Coordinating patent approval process within the Institute
- Coordinating patent filing and prosecution in collaboration with external patent attorneys
- Managing patent portfolio (office actions, searches, replies to examinators, PCT extensions..)
- Instructing and managing patent extensions and abandonment within a set budget and according to institute’s priorities
- Managing ownership/co-ownership issues and negotiate related agreements (IIAs, etc)
- Support in licensing activities and SRAs (sponsored research agreements), Joint Ventures and other negotiations involving IP (ie. MTAs, Grants, Consortium agreements)
- Support external companies management of licensed IP
- Organizing business meeting to connect scientists/clinicians to companies
- Assembling and updating marketing materials, project brochures, company presentation for business meetings such as BIO, BIOEurope and similar partnering events dedicated to business development and licensing
- Reporting compliance: ie. collecting reports from scientists and sending to administration and client
- EU grant reporting
- Support finance and legal with agreements related to your support areas in order to help ensure IP interests are protected and proper payment of royalties are made over time
- Execute continuation strategy for patent prosecution
- Investigate patent utilization, commercial offensive and defensive value to help make decisions to maintain or abandon patents.
Questionnaires, annual reports to shareholders and to clients
Excellent written and spoken English
Ability to liaise successfully with scientists and administrative staff
MSC or PhD in biology, biotechnology, medicine or related
Master in intellectual property management (preferably) or other formal education in IP Law and/or Commercialization
To apply for this role please email your CV in the strictest confidence to personnel-office[@]ifom.eu