Senior IP Executive (f/m)

Senior IP Executive (f/m) Senior IP Executive (f/m) Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to cure patients by harnessing the power of innate and adaptive immunity (NK- and T-cells). We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers and other life-threatening diseases.   To strengthen our highly motivated team, we are looking for a     Senior IP Executive (f/m) (Reference No. R02)     Tasks and Responsibilities Identify potentially patentable inventions in close liaison with the scientific team Instruct and work with outside counsels in drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the major markets or worldwide Instruct and work with outside counsels in opposition and revocation actions Actively drive and provide legal opinions on validity and infringement of third party patents Provide legal counsel on identifying, mitigating and managing risks related to third party patents Develop and drive product-specific patent strategies for the existing and future patent portfolio Provide strategic guidance in IP matters to all internal groups by advising, counseling and regular training Required Qualifications: University degree in science, preferably in Biopharmaceuticals, Biochemistry, Biology or comparable education Qualified European patent attorney and/or German patent attorney preferred More than 3 years’ experience in the pharma or biotech industry with international exposure Good understanding of the business to effectively counsel and tailor on patent filings and risks associated with third party patents Strong communication and leadership skills as well as ability to work proactively in a flexible working environment       Opportunity As Head of Intellectual Property you will be reporting directly to the CSO (Chief Scientific Officer). In your function you will be a core team member and assuming responsibility in managing the entire intellectual property portfolio at Affimed.       For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: 06221 6530775, e-mail: [email protected] ). Please send your application by using the following link:     Affimed GmbH – Im Neuenheimer Feld 582 – 69120 Heidelberg –
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