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PureTech Health
Boston, Massachusetts, United States (hybrid)
30+ days ago
PureTech Health
Boston, Massachusetts, United States (hybrid)
30+ days ago


Reporting to the Head of Intellectual Property, the patent attorney will work in a fast-paced team environment on a broad range of intellectual property matters helping to build and maintain a strong IP portfolio protecting PureTech’s platform technologies and drug development efforts. Working closely with scientists and management, this person should possess good business and legal sense and have a solid understanding of intellectual property laws and concepts related to clinical-stage biopharmaceutical business strategies and patents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with internal R&D and Business Development teams to identify and proactively solicit invention disclosures
  • Work closely with internal IP team to execute Company’s IP filing and prosecution strategies on a global level
  • Liaise with external IP counsel and academic tech transfer offices to manage all aspects of US and foreign prosecution, including preparation, filing and procurement of patent applications
  • Engage with foreign agents to prosecute applications in foreign jurisdictions
  • Prepare substantive client and external counsel correspondence
  • Review proposed publications for impact on existing patent estate
  • Conduct prior art searches
  • Perform patent clearance and patentability studies, as well as other diligence-related projects
  • Participate in due diligence with in-house and outside counsel to evaluate IP portfolios
  • Ability to work independently to identify, analyze, and solve problems
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting needs and handle matters expeditiously, proactively and follow through on tasks until successful completion
  • Experience with prosecution and IP strategies related to clinical-stage small molecule drug development



  • IP attorney licensed to practice before a State Bar and also before the USPTO
  • PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry
  • Experience working in-house in a company setting required, experience working in a clinical stage biotech or pharma company preferred
  • Experience prosecuting patent applications in the US and foreign jurisdictions
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing an active prosecution docket with the ability to effectively prioritize prosecution projects to meet US and foreign patent office deadlines
  • Experience in managing and effectively communicating with a team of IP paralegals and administrators
  • Experience in handling complex IP matters in a regulated industry with the ability to effectively communicate IP prosecution strategy to upper management
  • Experience managing external counsel
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Organized, independent and detailed oriented

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67989724
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: PureTech Health
  • Position Title: Patent Attorney
  • Job Function: Legal/Licensing
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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