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 a Patent Attorney who will play a key role in developing its growing patent portfolio.  The Patent Attorney will be responsible for all legal functions pertaining to IP strategy, patent prosecution, FTO, trade secret protection, and trademark filings. The Patent Attorney will also be involved in business development, licensing deals, and will represent and address IP issues with senior leadership and the Board of Directors. This role has the opportunity to be part of setting the vision and patent strategy for the company at an early stage that will drive development, use and commercialization of our products.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify patentable inventions through frequent interactions with internal R&D project teams;

  • Facilitate the creation and advancement of global patent protection strategies and execute on those strategies;

  • Interact and instruct outside counsel on patent filing and prosecution matters;

  • Manage and prosecute TCR2’s IP portfolio, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent filings;

  • Collaborate with finance department to execute on IP/legal budget;

  • Review proposed publications, presentations and other public disclosures;

  • Support the provision of patentability and FTO opinions for R&D pipeline programs and Business Development opportunities;

  • Review and negotiate the IP provisions in significant agreements;

  • Advise senior executives efficiently and effectively on complex IP issues.

Qualifications:

  • JD with 5+ years in-house and/or law firm experience in a biotech/pharma patent prosecution practice

  • PhD or similar qualification in a in biological science (e.g. Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry) strongly preferred;

  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts or admitted to practice in another US jurisdiction and eligible for admission to the Massachusetts Bar

  • 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