POSITION: Patent Agent
REPORTS TO: General Counsel
TWINSTRAND BIOSCIENCES OVERVIEW
TwinStrand Biosciences is a Seattle-based genomics company focused on developing cutting-edge approaches for cancer detection, treatment optimization, and risk prediction using our ultra-accurate TwinStrand Duplex Sequencing™ technology. Our technology enables researchers and clinicians to detect genetic “needles in a haystack.” By identifying ultra-low frequency DNA mutations with a resolution 10,000-fold greater than conventional tools on the market, TwinStrand enables detection, quantification, and characterization of variants that were previously undetectable.
TwinStrand Biosciences is looking for an exceptional Patent Agent to join our legal team. The TwinStrand legal team is a key contributor to the company’s value and building and growing our intellectual property portfolio is a prioritized function as we continue to develop new technologies and introduce game-changing accuracy to DNA sequencing applications across medicine and research.
The Patent Agent will have primary responsibility for helping to build and maintain a strong IP portfolio, including working with many of our scientists to identify and protect our innovations. This individual will also work on a variety of special intellectual property projects as identified by the General Counsel.
A strong understanding of U.S. and international intellectual property laws and a solid understanding of genomics, biotechnology, and next generation sequencing (NGS) technology (or the ability to quickly develop this understanding) are vital to success in this role. The ideal candidate will be consistent, efficient, responsive to urgency, be organized, and have obsessive attention to detail and deadlines. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in patent law, embraces learning, is a team player.
The Patent Agent will help drive the creation of new patent applications as well as grow the existing patent estate, including working with us on:
EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES
WHAT WE OFFER
ABOUT TWINSTRAND BIOSCIENCES
We are a vibrant, young company committed to applying a powerful new genomic technology across disciplines to improve human health and accelerate scientific discovery. Our mission is to develop and deliver the unprecedented accuracy of duplex sequencing for applications in the life sciences and medicine where it can do the greatest good for the maximum number of people.
Our business is multifaceted and encompasses internal development projects, external collaborations, and empowering of our partner organizations and customers. Our mission is strongly rooted in academic principles of responsible citizenship within the broader scientific community, yet executed with the nimbleness of a startup, such that research can be rapidly translated into solutions that benefit the scientific and medical community. To the greatest extent possible, we strive for open sharing of knowledge and discovery through academic presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
At TwinStrand we put a premium on creativity, dynamic thinking, and a rigorous scientific approach. You will be challenged to push the boundaries of your knowledge, skills, and comfort zone and to take ownership of your area of expertise. We expect all team members to take on some form of leadership role over time and mentor new team members as we continue to expand. We want every member of our community to come to work excited each day and able to take pride in the high-quality science to improve human health that they are contributing to.
TwinStrand Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.