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Director, Intellectual Property Job in United States
KSQ Therapeutics , United States

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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 13, 2021
Last Date
Jul 13, 2021

Job Description

At KSQ Therapeutics, we seek to understand the role of every human gene in each disease, each tissue, and each cell that we study. This comprehensive approach has resulted in a massive, experimentally derived dataset with remarkable concordance to past successes and failures in oncology and immuno-oncology product development. Utilizing this approach, we also identified a number of opportunities for the development of new medicines. As a result, we have aggressively invested in these distinct, highly validated pathways for new drug development with the expectation that the medicines we create may become the next breakthrough products for patients.

Founded in late 2015, KSQ is a preclinical-stage biotech that has rapidly advanced the field of CRISPR-enabled functional genomics, from in vitro cell autonomous screens to more complex genome-scale screens of immune cells in vivo. The company has expanded the scope of its technology to include multiple cell types and to unlock areas beyond oncology. KSQ is led by a team of accomplished industry experts in drug discovery and development. We maintain a lively and inquisitive environment in the heart of the vibrant Kendall Square (KSQ) neighborhood.

Position Summary:

Great in-house opportunity to join a small, growing legal department at KSQ Therapeutics, a pre-IPO biotech company as Director, Intellectual Property. This will be a highly visible and highly valued role as the legal department builds the capability to bring KSQ products into clinical trials, enters into strategic alliances, and finances its future business opportunities. This role will offer the right candidate the opportunity to work closely with management, outside counsel and cross-functional research and development teams. This is an outstanding position for an IP attorney with 5-8 years of experience. We are seeking someone who wants to join a talented and collegial team, leverage her or his expertise and expand her or his practice at a company that values professional development and growth.



  • Develop and drive global IP strategy in line with the company’s business goals
  • Work closely with Ramp;D teams to identify and protect new IP opportunities, monitor and analyze competitive IP, conduct and analyze patentability, infringement, and invalidity searches, review data disclosure/publication requests, advise and educate on IP-related matters
  • Manage the company’s patent portfolio, including drafting, filing, and prosecuting a global portfolio of patent applications, using both in-house and outside counsel resources
  • Provide IP legal support for business development activities, such as due diligence, transactional work, patent license negotiations, and business and research collaborations
  • Review confidentiality, research, material transfer, and services agreements involving the use, transfer, ownership, or publication of intellectual property


  • Ph.D. in life sciences (prefer biology) or B.S./M.S. in life sciences with significant work experience in biotech/pharma
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO
  • J.D. from ABA-accredited law school and admission to at least one state bar
  • Immunology, oncology, and cell therapy background or experience a plus
  • 5+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience working with internal or external company clients in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of intellectual property concepts, principles, and practices
  • Experience with both offensive and defensive patent filing, prosecution, and litigation strategies
  • Strong communication and time management skills, the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to effectively collaborate with other functional support groups and lines of business
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Job Specification

KSQ Therapeutics

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