The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.
The laboratory of Dr. James Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the ‘go-to’ organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
Due to our success, we are currently seeking a Patent Agent, to partner with our discovery and translational teams to assist in the development of patent applications to protect the Intellectual Property (IP) of GTP.
As the Patent Agent, you will proactively partner with research scientists to determine the current/future patenting needs. You will conduct database searches to determine patentability, analyze documents and papers to support patent prosecution and defense, gather relevant data needed by IP counsel, draft high-quality provisional patent applications, and support the preparation of responses to patent office requests and actions. You will be providing mentorship/guidance to research scientists regarding data and record requirements for supporting defensible patent applications. You will maintain a close working relationship internally with the GTP scientists, personnel from the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) and the external IP Counsel of GTP.
Internal Number: 35852
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.