Conagen Inc. is looking to hire a Patent Attorney or Agent

Conagen Inc. currently has an exciting opportunity for a patent attorney or patent agent to join their growing legal team. They are looking for a qualified, self-starter who may want to transition from law firms to a billables-free, R&D-driven environment. The position will report to the General Counsel, and will have plenty of opportunities to grow into other legal areas beyond IP.  This is a full-time, permanent position located within the Greater Boston area.

Duties to Include:

  • Work independently and/or with outside counsel and foreign associates on patent and trademark prosecution and maintenance matters.
  • Support General Counsel, management and senior scientists to develop patent procurement and enforcement strategies.
  • Guide company scientists and engineers to understand patent landscape and prepare invention disclosures.
  • Develop claim strategies and draft patent applications.
  • Deliver internal training on IP-related topics.
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.
  • Draft and negotiate nondisclosure, material transfer, license agreements.
  • Supervise administrative staff over docketing, records keeping, and invoice review.
  • Provides legal advice in support of business development and marketing activities.

Qualifications Required:

Candidate must be a registered USPTO practitioner with a B.Sc or higher in biology or other life sciences degree.

Interested Candidates:

Interested Candidates are asked to send a Resume and a list of 5 patent applications drafted by the applicant as writing samples to the attention of Karen Chan.

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About Conagen

Conagen is a leader in synthetic biology. We focus on the bioproduction of high-value ingredients for food, nutrition, flavors and fragrances, pharmaceutical, and renewable materials industries. For more information, visit

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