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Patent Attorney

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

Indigo Agriculture is seeking a highly motivated and experienced patent attorney to join its growing legal team. Reporting to the Director of IP, the patent attorney will advise Indigo on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent drafting and prosecution, worldwide patent portfolio management, licensing, due diligence, and freedom-to-operate analysis. The successful candidate will possess extensive drafting and prosecution experience, strong analytical and communication skills, and work directly with key stakeholders, including R&D, technology and business development teams on all intellectual property and related legal matters.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with research and development teams to draft new patent applications in the biological and software art areas
  • Analyze Office Actions, make clear and concise recommendations for further action, and prepare well-reasoned and organized responses with appropriate legal citations (including examiner interviews, where appropriate)
  • Prepare and negotiate intellectual property provisions in various agreements
  • Work closely with external licensees/partners to ensure good communication among the partners regarding the filing, prosecution, and maintenance of intellectual property rights relating to the partnership
  • Participate in intellectual property due diligence to support business development transactions and company financings
  • Proactively identify and resolve intellectual property issues (including patent infringement) affecting the company
  • Conduct patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to review all abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts, prior to submission or presentation

Competencies and Qualifications: 

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Advanced degree in biology, microbiology, computer science or closely related field, with a Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and membership in good standing of at least one state bar (Massachusetts preferred)
  • 6-8+ years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of biotechnology and/or software patent applications in a corporate setting and/or in a law firm servicing such clients, with a strong preference for candidates with experience in the agricultural industry
  • Excellent interpersonal,sion-making, and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal or scientific issues in a simple, understandable manner with colleagues of varying technical knowledge across the company
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with both scientific and business leaders within the organization and able to build partnerships and alliances with internal and external partners at all levels of seniority
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with open source software licenses preferred
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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