Patent Agent

Watertown, MA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Patent Exp.: 2 - 3 Years
C4 Therapeutics is pioneering a new class of drugs. C4T’s technology platform produces small molecule drugs that harness machinery already present in cells to selectively target disease-relevant proteins for degradation. Our approach has the potential to address a broad range of diseases including cancer, infectious disease, and autoimmune disorders. We are excited to be building the organization that will take the next step in leading this new class of drugs from research into drug development and clinical trials.

Our Opportunity
Our Legal team at C4 Therapeutics is growing and we are looking to add a Patent Agent (PA) or Patent Technical Specialist (PTS) who will report to the Senior Director, Contracts & Intellectual Property and assume a key role helping to develop and advance C4 Therapeutics’ intellectual property portfolio. The PA/PTS will work directly with C4T’s research scientists and intellectual property team (including external patent counsel and the Company’s Chief Legal Officer). This position requires a strong scientific background and demonstrated abilities in translating science into intellectual property. The PA/PTS will have strong writing and organizational skills, comfort preparing and giving presentations and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a growing department and have a meaningful impact within a highly collaborative organization.

The Role
  • Collecting, preparing, and formalizing experimental procedures, data and compound lists, creating syntheses, reviewing technical disclosures and providing information in preferred formats for inclusion by outside counsel in patent applications
  • Participating in scientist interviews to understand new inventions
  • Synthesizing complex data generated in connection with C4T’s research activities, serving as an intermediary between, and partnering with, the Research team and external patent counsel
  • Creating and/or constructing syntheses for prophetic compounds not yet made to enable a reader of a patent or patent application to make the claimed compounds
  • Performing literature and patent searches to assist with FTO and patentability analyses
  • Assisting with preparation of responses to communications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including developing arguments for patentability
  • Developing and managing a process to ensure the timely filing on inventions and advancement of C4T’s patent applications through the prosecution process, with the objective of creating high-quality, value adding assets to C4T’s intellectual property estate

Your Background
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a focus on pharmaceutical synthesis
  • At least 2-3 years of bench-level synthesis experience at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company and/or 2-3 years of experience as a PA/PTS at a law firm with a focus on protecting small molecule drugs
  • Familiarity with ChemDraw and searching tools such as SciFinder, PubChem, and WIPO
  • Patent agent registration or patent experience required
  • Ability to gather and formalize data and experimental procedures for patent filings
  • Ability to create and/or construct syntheses for new compounds not yet made to enable a reader of a patent or patent application to make the claimed compounds
  • Proven ability and interest in working across a broad range of subject matter areas and succeeding in the fast-paced environment of a biotechnology company
  • Capable of appropriately triaging workflow, setting clear priorities and expectations with clients and external parties, and efficiently delivering results in a pragmatic, timely and risk-balanced manner to ensure that all required deadlines are met
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships across the company and contribute to cross-functional or departmental projects
  • Exemplary scientific, customer service and communication skills and etiquette
  • High degree of personal ethics, integrity and accountability
  • Team player who will ensure alignment with internal clients, stakeholders and business needs
  • Good sense of humor appreciated

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