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Patent Attorney at Arvinas



Senior Level

New Haven, CT, USA

Not defined

30 Jul → 29 Aug


Job Description

Arvinas is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the way in targeted protein degradation therapeutics. Arvinas is the first company to focus solely on protein degradation and its platform technology is the most advanced in the field. Since its founding in 2013, Arvinas’ PROTAC® Discovery Engine has been driving the most significant breakthroughs in the industry. Arvinas’ pipeline encompasses a range of validated and undruggable targets in oncology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. This includes two clinical-stage programs: ARV-110, which is being developed as a potential treatment for men with late-line metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and ARV-471, which is being developed as a potential treatment for patients with breast cancer.

#TeamArvinas is made up of more than 200 passionate and curious employees, whose diverse thoughts and perspectives are highly valued. Arvinas employees embrace the freedom to pursue innovation, think creatively, and give back. They are driven by the company’s values and purpose – to improve the well-being of patients and families impacted by the devastating diseases Arvinas is working to treat. It’s an exciting time to be in drug development and it’s an exciting time to be at Arvinas. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what Arvinas employees are saying. For more information, please visit

We are seeking a well-qualified candidate for in-house Patent Attorney to join the Patent Group at Arvinas, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in New Haven, CT. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to draft, file and prosecute patent applications in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions to protect the Company’s rapidly growing intellectual property portfolio.

This position reports to Executive Director, IP Counsel and will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit

Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer

Job Responsibilities

  • Working with Company scientists to identify opportunities to protect new intellectual property.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to optimize intellectual property protection.
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions to protect the Company’s growing intellectual property portfolio.
  • Conducting freedom-to-operate reviews.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Currently admitted to practice in a State Bar and before the USPTO;

  • Excellent foundation in Patent Law;

  • Advanced degree in organic chemistry or related field, with a background in the life sciences;

  • 6+ years of experience in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in a pharmaceutical-related field;

  • Responds effectively to Patent Office communications and outside counsel requests for instructions.

  • Highly organized with attention to detail;

  • Works effectively with other in-house patent attorneys and outside patent counsel to protect the Company’s rapidly growing patent portfolio;

  • Communicates effectively with other attorneys, legal support staff, company executives and scientific staff;

  • Experienced in prior art and freedom-to-operate reviews;

  • Experience in product life-cycle management and strategy;

  • High level of ethics and professionalism;

  • Flexible, energetic, passionate, and a self-starter; and

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environmentwith competing tasks and demands.

  • PhD in a life sciences discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or other technical degree relevant to biotechnology) with experience procuring patents relating to both large and small molecule technologies

  • JD from an accredited law school and admission in good standing to the bar of at least one state

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