In-House Patent Attorney, Biotechnology

In-House Patent Attorney, Biotechnology

Fellows and Associates



28 July 2017

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Silence Therapeutics is poised at an exciting time in its growth, and is expanding its IP portfolio. As Silence intensifies its efforts in the field of RNAi Therapeutics, and is the only European listed organisation in the field, there is need for additional resource within its IP function.

Silence Therapeutics are able to offer a patent attorney opportunity that is highly varied and will require European travel. You will work very closely with R&D departments and enjoy a collaborative environment where you will develop IP strategies in conjunction with scientific staff.

Key responsibilities include:

Patent drafting and FTO work

UK and European prosecution

Preparing responses to reports from patent examiners

Discussing inventions and processes with scientific staff to ascertain patent application

Researching scientific and/or technical documents, including previously granted patents, to assess
whether an invention is new and innovative

Advising on potential IP infringements

Working with solicitors and barristers to defend or enforce UK patents

Supporting litigation in proceedings at the EPO or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

Patent valuation

Candidate profile:

Candidates should be either qualified UK and European patent attorneys, or near qualified
(finalist) with the expectation of qualification within the next year to eighteen months.
Attorneys should have an academic and technical background in biotechnology.

About Silence Therapeutics

Silence Therapeutics develops a new generation of medicines by harnessing the body’s natural
mechanism of RNA interference, or RNAi, within its cells. Their proprietary technology can selectively inhibit any gene in the genome, specifically silencing the production of disease
causing proteins. Using their enabling delivery systems, they have achieved an additional level of
specificity by delivering therapeutic RNA molecules exclusively to target cells. Silence’s
proprietary RNA chemistries and delivery systems are designed to improve the stability of their
molecules and enhance effective delivery to target cells, providing a powerful modular technology
well suited to tackle life threatening diseases.

The company is located in London and Berlin with a total of around 55 employees. The majority of
the scientific operation and employee base is located in Berlin with corporate headquarters in

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