The Intellectual Property Program at Dana-Farber is seeking a Senior Intellectual Property Coordinator to join our team of attorneys, technology specialists, and administrative professionals within the Office of General Counsel, the Instituteâ€™s full-service legal department. Members of the Dana-Farber Intellectual Property Program are responsible for providing intellectual property counseling, strategic analysis, and portfolio management services to the Institute.Â At the heart of this team, the Intellectual Property Coordinators work independently and collaboratively to maintain a database of patent, trademark, and copyright filings; docket and monitor related due dates; and coordinate execution of instructions and documents.Â Each Intellectual Property Coordinator interacts with faculty and staff members across the Institute as well as outside companies, institutions, and law firms.Â This position is a unique opportunity for an individual with intellectual property experience to be part of a dynamic in-house legal team at the cutting edge of basic science and cancer research.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Serves as primary contact for intellectual property-related inquiries and requests from faculty and staff members, law firms, licensing entities, and collaborating institutions.
Reviews and processes all intellectual property-related correspondence including all electronic mail sent to the Intellectual Property Docketing Inbox.
Coordinates Patent Committee meetings, keeps minutes, and corresponds with outside counsel regarding Patent Committee decisions.
Works closely with technology transfer professionals in the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations to support marketing, sponsorship, licensing, and compliance efforts.
Prepares newly-received intellectual property disclosures for review by the Intellectual Property Counsel.
Enters new assets, deadlines, and documents into the online database of Institute intellectual property assets.
Prepares docket reports tracking intellectual property disclosures, assets, and deadlines
Submits renewal service payments to patent offices via the online provider interface.
Assists with the supervision of law firms in the acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property assets by editing and commenting on law firm invoices prior to review by the Intellectual Property Counsel.
Researches and responds to requests for protection filing documents and statuses.
Maintains electronic and/or hardcopy files of signed documents and trademark specimens.
May be responsible for quality checks on existing data in the online database of Institute intellectual property assets.
May be responsible for preparing intellectual property assignment and declaration documents, coordinating their execution by faculty and staff members, and recording them with patent offices.
May be responsible for preparing Power of Attorney documents, coordinating their execution by the Intellectual Property Counsel, and recording them with patent offices.
Represents the Office of General Counsel for implementation and support of the database of Institute intellectual property assets, the renewal service provider interface, and patent office interfaces.
Responsible for employee assignment obligation processes, and the maintenance and/or recordation of employee intellectual property agreements, assignments, and declarations.Â
Assists with the supervision of law firms in the acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property assets by taking initiative to identify issues and recommend solutions to the Intellectual Property Counsel.
May assist the Intellectual Property Counsel with the recruitment and training of new intellectual property support staff members and interns.
May assist the Intellectual Property Counsel with intellectual property protection filings, including requesting conflict checks from law firms for new intellectual property matters, coordinating requests from outside counsel for additional documents and/or data to support protection filings, and proofreading drafts.Â
Bachelorâ€™s degree required and/or a minimum of 5-8 years relevant experience working with intellectual property preferably in a legal or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required, along with an expert knowledge of computer applications, including experience with intellectual property database and/or renewal service provider software.
Critical thinking skills are necessary, along with the ability to identify Institute resources and take a proactive approach to problem solving.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and other assignments.
Operates with complete autonomy and may direct and lead the work of others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail and research abilities.
Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and other computer applications.
Exceptional organization skills and adeptness at prioritizing tasks.
Strong customer service skills and professionalism.
Respect for and willingness to protect highly confidential and sensitive information.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Internal Number: 2021-23359
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.