Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Head of Intellectual Property

Job Number: 25088

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative and creative Head of Intellectual Property to join our team.  At Dyno you will solve intellectual problems and identify strategic and creative opportunities for our long-term IP portfolio, made possible by our massive experimental datasets and insights drawn from machine learning. You will play a lead role establishing the company’s foundational IP strategy.


  • Partner with the R&D organization, the leadership team, and outside counsel to identify, develop and execute strategies that maximize the value of the company's intellectual property worldwide
  • Anticipate legal and intellectual property-related issues and formulate and execute a course of action to address identified issues
  • Provide patentability, freedom-to-operate and other legal opinions and risk assessments
  • Monitor competitive intellectual property, conduct prior art searches and respond to administrative challenges by third parties
  • Conduct due diligence on strategic opportunities and provide tactical transactional support to business development and the leadership team, including negotiating, drafting, and interpreting strategic collaborations, licensing agreements and contracts
  • Review publications, presentations, press releases and other materials for clearance
  • Coordinate with Dyno internal and external collaborators on intellectual property matters
  • Manage the company’s trademark portfolio
  • Develop and implement invention disclosure process to strategically enhance our patent portfolio
  • Advise senior leadership on key IP issues

About You:

  • Comfortable at the intersection of data science and biology
  • Bring a creative and team oriented approach to problem solving
  • Startup mindset: out of the box thinking, acting with a sense of urgency, taking ownership, perseverance
  • Clear communicator
  • Good collaborator
  • Trusted partner

Required Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience acting as patent counsel focusing on biologics, either at a biotech or pharma company or representing these companies as IP counsel at a law firm
  • Advanced degree in the biological sciences or biomedical engineering
  • Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating agreements and contracts
  • Demonstrate confidence in making difficult decisions independently 
  • Display an ability to manage and prioritize multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Work with a strong attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and prioritize 
  • Work efficiently in fast-paced, changing environments and respond effectively in challenging and ambiguous situations
  • Ability to think critically, communicate effectively across broad spectrum of audience both internal and external and express excellent written skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have significant experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams spanning research, development, CMC, and regulatory
  • JD and admission in good standing to a state bar


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