Patent Agent

TCR² Therapeutics Inc. is an immuno-oncology company developing novel cancer therapies that unleash the full signaling power of complete T cell receptors (TCR). TCR² has developed a unique proprietary TRuC™ platform which can reprogram the natural TCR complex to recognize specific antigens found on tumors where they elicit rapid killing of cancer cells. The company has demonstrated activity against both hematological and solid tumor targets in preclinical models and believes its TRuC™-reprogrammed T cells will serve as the engine for important therapies.  TCR² was founded by MPM Capital and has scientific operations in Cambridge, MA to leverage best-in-class technologies and nucleate top-tier academic laboratories around the world.

TCR² is seeking an experienced Patent Agent who will play a key role in developing its growing patent portfolio. The Patent Agent will have a broad range of responsibilities, including identifying patentable inventions, helping to draft and prosecute patent applications, and supporting IP due diligence efforts for various internal projects. This individual will work closely with our scientists, corporate counsel and other internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders, including scientists, project teams and the leadership team, and consult with outside counsel, as needed, to capture internal and collaborative innovation;

  • implement IP strategies for TCR²’s TRuC platform and therapeutic pipeline;

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications;

  • Monitor competitive space and conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate assessments;

  • Support IP due diligence efforts;

  • Support cross-functional program teams in reviewing publications and IP related public disclosure; and

  • Maintain expertise in intellectual property and patent practice to best advise program teams and leadership.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years hands-on experience in drafting and prosecuting biotech/pharma patent applications

  • Understanding of US and EP patent law as well as major global patent systems

  • PhD or similar qualification in a in biological science (e.g., Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry) strongly preferred; BS/MS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, or Immunology with substantial relevant research experience will be considered

  • Previous experience at a law firm preferred

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Demonstrated ability to function independently, and to multi-task, problem solve, and operate in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts and strategies to a diverse audience

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills; should be a self-starter; should be able to effectively handle multiple matters simultaneously, and should be adept at adjusting priorities when required

  • Strong business judgment and ability to think strategically

  • Highly collaborative with strong professionalism and interpersonal skills with a creative and collaborative approach to problem solving

Interested candidates should send their resume to careers@tcr2.com